Estancia San Juan Poriahú
Northern Iberá (The Iberá Marshlands, Argentina)
An old traditional working estancia at the northern edge of the Iberá marshland, 2 hours from Posadas. Incredible array of wildlife and plants including roseate spoonbills, maguari storks, whistling herons, caymans, marsh deer, maned wolves and river otters. The estancia is one of the oldest and most traditional in the region founded by the Jesuits in the 17th century. Subsequent wings have since been added though the heart of the estancia maintains its colonial charm. There is also a pool, a welcome addition, ideal for escaping the afternoon sun.
Excursions are organised by land or boat on a daily basis and include horse riding with the resident gauchos.
There are six simple rooms all with private bathrooms, though best are the suites either side of the main dining room and lounge.
A wonderful estancia full of character, though not for the faint-hearted as the resident wildlife (especially frogs!) have open access to the complex!