starry starry night
It is quite a contrast, from the fast and the furious to plain, quiet and simple. But it is a change that fits former Formula 1 pilot Ricardo Zunino like a glove. Especially since he transformed his parent’s hacienda into a Posada where Argentina embraces you with all its beauty.
Besides countless memories, all that is left of the previous career of ‘El Colorado’ is a sports old-timer in one of the sheds. Zunino has let go of the past, at least when it involves his former profession. Otherwise, the past is more than present at his Posada.
The old adobe walls of the hacienda surround an old courtyard with thick vines adding to the charm. The rooms that all have their entrance at the courtyard have been minimalistically decorated with wooden furniture and farm equipment. They offer a lot of space and coolness.
The minimalistic style can also be found at the small restaurant where guests can enjoy the local cuisine and wine. Like a Formula 1 car, everything at San Eduardo seems to fit. History, culture, nature and hospitality, it all comes together here.
El Barreal is a refreshing place to discover a beautiful part of Argentina. A part where most of ‘Seven years in Tibet’ was filmed thanks to the breathtaking Andes stretching its legs here. Wine, hiking, rafting, horseback riding, dinosaurs, petrified planes, it’s all just a stone’s throw or less away.
At an altitude of almost 2000 meters, El Barreal offers crisp and clear skies. Sometimes it makes you long for the dark. Cause when the lights on earth go out, the universe turns on billions of stars. Sitting with a glass of wine under a tree or near the pool with the milky way over your head, it is quite an experience.
Posada San Eduardo
Los Enamorados y San Martin
Barreal Calingasta, San Juan
T: :+54 026 48 441 046