Estancia Rincón del Socorro
Iberá Wetlands, Argentina
Rincón del Socorro is a beautiful estancia set amongst the lily pads and reeds of Argentina's wildlife-rich Iberá Wetlands. There are great opportunities for riding, hiking and boat rides in the surrounding area.
Rincón del Socorro is now closed. Please speak to our Argentina specialists for alternatives in Argentina and beyond.
At a Glance
One of the best locations in the Iberá marshlands for seeing wildlife
Very remote but the journey is so worth it to experience traditional ranch life and unique flora and fauna
Very friendly and homely service
Lovely pool for chilling out and watching the wildlife
The food here is a real treat!
Take a trip to the lagoon to see caimans, capybaras, deer and monkeys
Combines well logistically with a side trip to the Iguazu Falls
Meet our specialists
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Set on a 12,000 hectare estate, Rincón del Socorro is a former cattle ranch which has been lovingly converted into an eco-hotel and protected nature reserve, restored with the original habitats of marshes, grasslands and gallery forests.
The estancia consists of a characterful main house with six warmly decorated rooms and three small nearby bungalows, all with private bathrooms. The guest rooms are all uniquely designed, with no two alike. There is also a library area and an outdoor pool, perfect for basking in the heat of summer.
The owners of Rincón del Socorro, Valeria and Leslie Cook, provide a welcoming and homely environment for guests and the service is highly personalized. Much attention is given to the cuisine, using purely free range meats, home baked breads and pastries and with the majority of fruits and vegetables coming from the property's own organic gardens. When the weather is fine meals are served on the terrace and there is also a barbecue hut by Laguna Iberá, where picnics and traditional asados are prepared, great for enjoying with a fine Argentinean wine.
The surrounding sanctuary contains Iberá’s amazing untouched flora and fauna, and expert gaucho guides will take you out by 4WD, boat, on horseback and on foot to see howler monkeys, anteaters, caimans, colorful flocks of birds and much more. There are also opportunities to take part in the seasonal cattle round-ups or simply relax and begin to understand the gaucho lifestyle as you share a mate tea with one of the friendly estate workers. A sister property, Estancia San Alonso, in the further reaches of the reserve, is also an attractive option, particularly for fly-fishing.
Rincón del Socorro has six guest rooms in the main house and three small bungalows set amongst the grounds. All the rooms are individually designed and have private bathrooms.
Children are very much welcomed at Rincón del Socorro. The owners have children themselves and are more than happy to devise child-friendly activities so that the whole family can get the most out of a stay at the estancia. Children will love looking out for the local wildlife and are sure to find the experience both educational and fun.
Rincón del Socorro has a lovely outdoor swimming pool, dining room, library, gardens, quincho (outdoor BBQ), barn and tack room, a cosy reading room and children’s games room.
Many activities are on offer from Rincón del Socorro, including wildlife viewing, bird watching, horse riding, night safaris, swimming, fly fishing, working with the gauchos, cycling and kayaking. Excellent guides are on hand to accompany you and teach you more about the local environment.
Location & Directions
Iberá Wetlands, Argentina
Estancia Rincón del Socorro is located at the heart of the Iberá Wetlands in Northeastern Argentina.
When to go
The Wetlands are home to astonishing wildlife all year round. Any time of year has its own charms however summer (November-March) can be hot and humid. High season is July, August, September, October and April. Medium season is January, February, March, May and November. Low season is December and June.