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Estancia Guardia del Monte

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my day at the estancia. I got to ride one of Alicia's amazing Arabian horses for 3 hours around the place with Miguel, the gaucho. Alicia was a wonderful host. Highly recommended.

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here only for one night, as there was no more vacancy for longer. All i can say is positive. The very friendly owner Alicia, corresponding reliably via e-mail, showing me around in the estancia. The estancia itself, wonderful situated with several kilometers away from any neighbor. An advantage surely is the little number of rooms, only five. Rooms with...

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had an exciting walk through the famous and unusual "Bosque del Ombres” this morning. Our destination was bird platform which has 2 levels, the top on as high as the tree tops , so one could look at the birds flying over the narrow forest, which has a swamp on one side and a lake on the other side....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Guardia del Monte is truly a little piece of paradise. Sitting atop the hill it's built on looking down on the lake with the humming birds humming around you, it really feels like there's no where better on earth. The horse riding (which was fine for a total beginner like me) takes you out to see some amazing bird life...

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Reviewed 6 March 2016

A real taste of the profound beauty of the Uruguayan countryside and the gaucho way of life. Lovely dueña Alicia knows the history of the region, natural and otherwise, very well. The nearby lagoon's birdlife is amazing, and humming birds dart in and out of flowers by the terrace as you're having your second cup of coffee for the day....

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Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

true experience of Uruguay's farm lifestyle! its unique location close to the lake, forrest, palm, beaches and historical places gives you the right combination for a well rounded sightseeing plus historical experience. run by its owner, history lessons included and great staff and food for an amazing 360 experience; a must if you go to Rocha!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We stayed at Guardia del Monte for 2 nights and wish we had stayed for a week. Alicia ,the owner, is a delightful person a wonderful hostess. The meals were excellent. Breakfast was served outside overlooked the lake. The estancia sits on a knoll and has 360 degree views of the country, lake and distant dunes. Carlos the gaucho took...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We spent 3 nights at this marvelous place in January. We had really been looking forward to stay at a genuine estancia and finally decided to visit Guardia del Monte. We had very high expectations and they all were fulfilled! Everything was to our satisfaction, the horses, (I love Tarek), Carlos calmness and professional instructions, Alicia with her lovely welcoming...

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Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 25 December 2014

We stayed there for one night only but loved the place. Alicia is a charming host who will willingly tell you about the story of the estancia and guide you through the quite unique ombu forest in Uruguay. She also offers water and delicious tea after the walks. We went horse riding aroun the beautiful property. We were not experienced...

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Petaluma, California
Reviewed 25 April 2014

It is hard to find enough superlatives to describe this place. I have wanted to go to Uruguay for a long time, looking for the beautiful countryside, the people, the birds, and overall - the horses!! Guardia del Monte delivered in every respect, and then some. It was one of those very memorable instances when reality exceeds expectations. The property...

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Address: Ruta 9 | Palmar de Castillos, Castillos 27200, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Rocha Department > Castillos
Number of rooms: 10
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