EL VINTEN – Baradero, Argentina
A wise man once said “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” We agree, and if you do too, we suggest spending a few of those afternoons at El Vinten. This is a blissful hideaway just 90 miles outside of Buenos Aires, making it the perfect complement to a few days spent in the bustling city.

The drive is easy, and it’s beautiful, and once you arrive at this gorgeous exclusive retreat set high upon a cliff, you just somehow feel that you’re actually thousands of miles from just about anywhere. Two impossibly cozy suites and one separate guest house warmly await your arrival, all adorned with massive windows and lovely verandahs….all the better to be able to enjoy the fascinating river and wild island-filled panorama.

Here, the pace of life is lento….. to indulge in the full El Vinten lifestyle, one must settle down. Turn off the laptop and turn on the iPod as you laze in the shade under the gorgeous trees that line the pool area, trade the Blackberry for the grapes you’ll learn about that help make the fantastic local wines, and forget about the diet. The deliciously fresh vegetables, gorgeously grilled meat & fish and delightful dulces are meant to be enjoyed in spades here. And, if you’re itching to be a bit active, you’ve got boating, waterskiing, horseback riding, and they’ll even organize a friendly polo match with local neighbors if you so desire. The perfect way to complete your Argentina jaunt. www.elvinten.com.ar

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Save 10%, plus receive a second bottle of their signature welcome champagne in your room upon arrival! Valid for travel 01 Oct – 01 Dec 2010. Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!