Estancia Rincon del Socorro is a 12,000-hectare former cattle ranch set amongst the lilies and reeds of the wildlife-rich Ibera wetlands, northeast Argentina. There are nine en suite rooms: six located in the main building and three separate cottages. The cosy main building also houses a lounge with open fire, bar and dining room. There is an inviting outdoor swimming pool and a separate barbecue house. Main meals are freshly prepared using organic local fruit and vegetables and free-range meat and a wide selection of fine Argentinian wines are on offer.
The estancia is in close proximity to the Esteros del Ibera Nature Reserve, protecting a system of streams, lakes and marshes which are almost exclusively rain fed and cover more than one million hectares of the north-eastern Corrientes province. There are over 60 lakes including large open water stretches such as Laguna Ibera, a RAMSAR wetland of international importance.
There is a large communal living room, dining room and bar, separate barbecue house, outdoor swimming pool, children’s game room and laundry service.
The Esteros reserve is home to a rich wildlife of caimans, howler monkeys, marsh deer, capybaras, over 300 species of birds and 4,000 species of native plants. Work is underway to recover and reintroduce populations of animals that have become extinct or are under threat of extinction in Corrientes, including giant anteater, marsh deer, collared peccary, maned wolf, tapir, and even jaguar.
Excursions by canoe, horseback and in 4x4 vehicles, and walking nature trails.
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September to mid-December are the best months for wildlife viewing. It is coldest in June, July and August.
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