The lodges

La villa de Maria Behety – “LA VILLA”

This beautifully-restored, historic mansion qualifies as the most deluxe fishing lodge in all of South America. Guests enjoy the old world charm of the century-old family home, sharing the Rio Grande with anglers from Maria Behety Lodge.

The top guides and best sea trout fishing in the world is accentuated by single occupancy accommodations for each of only six guests, and wonderful food, paired with the finest Argentine varietals selected from a magnificent 9,000-bottle wine cellar. There is a billiard room, Jacuzzi tubs in the private rooms and other luxury amenities that puts this world-class lodge in a class by itself.


Meals at Estancia Maria Behety lodges  revolved around the two per day fishing schedule. Usually anglers are up at 7:00 a.m. and fresh coffee and hot tea is available to shake the cobwebs out. In the dinning room a sideboard is topped with fresh fruit, hand-squeezed juices, yogurt, cereals, toast and pastries. For those that prefer a more traditional American breakfast, cook to order eggs, omelets, potatoes, bacon and ham are available from the kitchen.

The midday meal is grand, a full sit down meal with great wines, delicious desserts and good strong coffee.

Dinners are served later than what most are accustomed to in order to accommodate the late evening fishing secession typical on the Rio Grande, Dinners are usually lighter than the midday meal and a perfect night-cap before getting some z’sss and starting all over again the next morning.


The Lodge “EMB LODGE”

This modern, cozy lodge overlooks the river nearly 30 kilometers upstream from the entrance to the estancia. The mid-estancia location positions the angling guests within quick and easy striking distance of the very best pools of the Rio Grande. Fishermen have easy access to more than thirty miles of river frontage and enjoy the finest trophy sea trout fishing on Earth.

The very spacious lodge hosts a maximum of a dozen fly fishermen and was designed with every necessary amenity. Each guest enjoys queen-size beds, a wonderful, open bar, fine food, and a club-like, informal atmosphere. The fish-savvy, English-speaking guides know the river intimately and give new meaning to the term dawn-to-dark work ethic.

No matter what lodge you choose on the Estancia Maria Behety you should expect exceptional meals, luxurious accommodations, a fishing schedule designed to maximize your success, heated wader room, outstanding English speaking guides, all on an original, authentic working estancia with 495 square miles of cattle and sheep grazing country bordering 35 miles of the most prolific sea-trout fishery on earth.

All meals are creations of talented Argentine chefs using fresh ingredients from the greenhouse and meat raised and processed on the estancia. A fully stocked 9,000 bottle wine cellar featuring some of the finest Argentine varietals and full open bar add to the experience.