The largest and most populous Argentinian province
Buenos Aires is the largest and most populous Argentinian province. It takes the name from the city of Buenos Aires, which used to be part of the province and the provincial capital until it was federalized in 1880. Since then, in spite of bearing the same name, the province does not include the national capital city proper, though it does include all other localities of the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area surrounding it. The current capital of the province is the city of La Plata, founded in 1882.
The province borders Entre Ríos to the northeast; Santa Fe to the north; Córdoba to the northwest, La Pampa to the west; and Río Negro to south and west; and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires to the northeast. Uruguay is just across the Rio de la Plata to the northeast, near the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The entire province is part of the Pampas geographical region.
The province has a population of about 15.6 million people, or 39% of Argentina’s total population. Nearly 10 million people live in Greater Buenos Aires. The area of the province, 307,571 km2 (118,754 sq mi), makes it the largest in Argentina with around 11% of the country’s total area.
WHAT TO DO IN BUENOS AIRES: POLO DAY!
Our Full Polo Day program is designed for you to become a polo player for the day.
Any day of the year!
You begin the day with an informative talk about polo and its ponies. While you taste some delicious empanadas and excellent argentine wine, our guide will explain how polo horses are selected for the sport, their blood lineages and how they are trained.
You will learn also about the rules of the game, the equipment used by the polo horse and the player and the different shooting techniques.
Then you will attend a professional live polo match of 4 chukkas. With more than 30 horses in play, you will enjoy a fast paced polo game of pure adrenaline.
In between chukkas, we will visit the pony line and you will learn about how a polo horse is taken care of, its feeding and preparation for a match.
We are the only Polo Club to offer a polo game EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.
Lunchtime is part of this incredible Argentina Experience, a complete barbeque that includes “asado”, a grilled selection of meat and beef, accompanied by premium argentine wines. You will have the unique opportunity to try our delicious regional food (we also have a vegetarian option).
After spending some relaxing time at the swimming pool or walking through our beautiful countryside, you will take a polo lesson where you will learn to ride a horse, hold the mallet and hit the ball. Believe it! You will finish your day by sharing a mini polo match that will make you feel like a professional player!
It is not necessary to know how to ride a horse, nor do you have to have previous experience in polo. We offer equipment and instruction for all levels.
We speak English and Spanish.
This Full Polo Day program starts at 10:30hs and ends at 19hs.