Mendoza, perfectly located in the western-central region of Argentina, sharing borders with the provinces of San Juan, San Luis, La Pampa and Neuquén and having a natural border with the Andes Mountains; Santiago de Chile is, without doubt, a synonym of wine and breath-taking landscapes. From white water rafting at Rio Mendoza, mountain biking, hiking, to horseback riding and tranquil spas, there is something for everyone here. Whether you want to kick back and relax, enjoy a glass of vino (wine) or experience extreme sports, Mendoza appeals to travelers from all over the globe.
The Mendoza region is pleasant to visit and has activities all year round. For the active traveler, there’s the opportunity to trek to the summit of Aconcagua (the highest mountain peak in the Americas), or go white-water rafting. You can even go skiing at Las Leñas ski resort, one of the largest Andean resorts in Argentina.
Wine, wine, more wine (and vineyards): wine tasting is undoubtedly on your itinerary. “El camino del vino” (the wine path) is a must-do/see while in Mendoza. Learn about wines in unique surroundings by tasting different ones and comparing them, discussing them, and even blending.
Mendoza is one of the most special places to learn directly from the experts. Savor this opportunity - it is once in a lifetime.
Sightseeing: The main sights are the city’s five central squares (Plaza Independencia, Plaza Chile, Plaza San Martín, Plaza Italia and Plaza España). Of all of them, Plaza España is the most attractive. Check out the mosaic-tiled fountains and benches, as well as a mural that portrays scenes from Mendoza’s history.
Nightlife: Mendoza has a very active nightlife and thanks to its nice weather, many of its bars and restaurants have sidewalk seating areas to enjoy a good glass of wine seated on the pedestrian street near Plaza Independencia.
Nature & Sports: Mendoza has one of Argentina’s most famous sky resorts: Las Leñas. Another amazing site is Termas de Cacheuta (natural hot springs), just 38km away from Mendoza city, hot springs surrounded by the Andes mountains. White water rafting in Mendoza river is a must-do for adventurers. If you dare, you can even attempt to conquer Aconcagua (Argentina’s highest peak).
This land of great wine is also the land of long days and seasons of warm weather and sunshine, with minimal rain. October through April are considered the best months for visiting Mendoza: from the planting season through harvest. Spring (October, November) and fall (March, April) are warm, crisp and bursting with colors.
Mendoza is one of the most popular year-round tourist destinations in Argentina and from here you can travel to just about anywhere in the country. The Terminal del Sol is the central bus station, situated about 10 blocks from the city center. There are also daily flights from and to Mendoza.
-Wine tasting: lose yourself in the “Camino del Vino” and become an expert, learning from the best wine producers while tasting locally produced wine.
-Nature and Sports: skying, white-water rafting, hiking, bathing in hot springs, relaxing.
-Sightseeing: mountains, valleys, massive parks, beautiful surroundings to be enjoyed.
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