A Bit of History
It was during 1985, when Eduardo “Pacha” Cantón fell madly in love with Carmelo and left behind Buenos Aires. Back then, there was a beach under a hill with a forest filled with espinillos behind it, which promised a future green lung.
The scenery was wild and quiet. It lacked all the “sexy” and attractive features of a big city. However, behind those meadows, Pacha Cantón drew imaginary houses, or rather homes, a port, a restaurant and even horses and kids riding bicycles… a lifestyle. Moved by these images, he left everything behind to move into the area, get settled and develop real estate venture. He wanted it to be, not only a unique landscape, but just 15 minutes away from Buenos Aires. A possibility to live a calm natural life, in a one of a kind spot.
In 1990 he started the real work: he surrounded the premises with a fence, took power lines and began to trace the internal streets. Meanwhile he built what would finally be his own house, the first one in the new neighbourhood. He also commissioned the sign saying " Carmelo International Airport," and shortly after the first plane landed, enabling the site for future flights.
The Country Club Faro was officially opened, the dream of a visionary, which was reflected in the way of life of hundreds of families that chose peace , a natural life and security, to settle in Carmelo.
Then came Narbona wine lodge and vineyards, Puerto Camacho, the exclusive pier of the venture, the neighbourhood La Toscanita with its quaint style which evokes the style of Northwest Italy and the pinewoods of the hotel, among other wonders that kept coming (and still do).
This is the story of Puerto Carmelo, which adds color daily by the lives and anecdotes of those who live there daily, horseback riding, barbecues, evenings by the river. But their story is merely the beginning, a starting point for the future of Puerto Carmelo. A promised land for families looking for another way of life healthier and freer.
Cantón Estate is not just a real estate development much more than that, it is a a way of life, a philosophy, even.