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Argentine province synonymous with sun and the heart of the Argentine wine region, famous for its Malbecs from the Cuyo region, in the west of the country. Harbor that wonder called  Aconcagua​ , a mountain almost seven thousand meters high that everyone dreams of climbing and with beautiful landscapes to  visit throughout the year. Its capital is the city of Mendoza de  wide, leafy streets lined with modern and art deco buildings.  It is the fourth largest city in Argentina in terms of population and as such offers much to see.

ciudad de mendoza

How to get to Mendoza

Plane: El Plumerillo International Airport, in Mendoza, receives flights from various cities around the world that arrive directly there, without going through Buenos Aires. In addition, the main airlines in Argentina have Mendoza as one of their destinations.

Bus: from Buenos Aires to Mendoza it is a trip of approximately 1,300 km that takes 15 hours. If you arrive at the Ezeiza Airport, you must go to the Retiro Bus Station and there take the bus to Mendoza. Some of the companies are Andesmar /  International Tasting / Fast International / Chevallier. In addition, there are excellent bus services that connect it  with the most important cities of Argentina.

Car: the main access route is National Route No. 7, which crosses the province from East to West. It is the bi-oceanic corridor that joins Buenos Aires with Santiago de Chile. In addition, National Routes 40 and 143 cross Mendoza from North to South, and constitute the other important communication route with the provinces of Patagonia and those of Northern Argentina.

How to move through the city

Public transport: this network  urban is managed with a card to travel by bus, in the innovative Metro Tram , which is a kind of tram. The Metro Tram works like the urban trains of the federal capital, moving along the tracks powered by the electricity it takes from the cable above the cars.

Car: renting it is sometimes convenient. Especially to travel to the interior of the province giving you freedom and allowing you to go to places where excursions do not arrive or are much more expensive than the average price,  

What to see in Mendoza

General San Martin Park

It is the main green lung and the oldest in the city, with 123 years. There are 307 hectares with beautiful gates, monuments and gardens. It is the most important park in the region, due to its extension (bigger than Central Park in New York) and cultural value. It is entered through some old gates made in Wales. It also houses clubs, restaurants, an amphitheater, a stadium, the famous Cerro de la Gloria, where the Monument to the Army of the Andes is located.

entrada parque gral san martin

Independence Square

It is the central square of the city. It occupies four blocks. In its surroundings are the commercial district and the most important hotels. Under the central esplanade you will find the  Julio Quintanilla Municipal Theater  and the  Municipal Museum of Modern Art  .  


the woods

Located in the department of Malargüe, between Andean landscapes, it is the main ski center in the province and one of the most important in Latin America. It has 29 slopes for all levels and a ski carpet for those who are taking their first steps in the sport. Although its high season is during the winter, in the summer months horseback riding, mountain bike circuits and trekking are organized. Some of the chairlifts are enabled for rides.


Atuel Canyon

Located just 40 kilometers from San Rafael, which is the second city of Mendoza and an oasis surrounded by farms and wineries, . It is a narrow canyon, where the Atuel River flows.

At the end of the Atuel Canyon road, you will see the El Nihuil Reservoir and its enormous artificial lake. This is a good place to eat or have a drink at one of its inns while you enjoy the scenery.  


The wineries

Mendoza is one of the most important cities on the continent in the “new world” of wine.  70% of the wine produced in Argentina comes from Mendoza. And there are more than 150 wineries that receive tourists  to show them the process and, of course, invite them to taste their wines. In Luján de Cuyo, Maipú and Godoy Cruz there are several important wineries that organize guided tours.


Cacheuta hot springs

Throughout the province there are deposits of hot springs. One of the most important and oldest is Hotel & Spa Termas Cacheuta, 38 kilometers from the city of Mendoza and very close to the Potrerillos Dam. In the middle of a mountain environment, the complex has pools that range between 35°C to 50°C. The waters come from melting ice; they infiltrate to great depths and then collide with the granitic rock of Cacheuta to return to the surface

termas de cacheuta

Villavicencio Nature Reserve

It is located about 60 km from the capital, towards the foothills, and also within the district that is a space of 70,000 hectares with  an important variety of flora and fauna. The way to get there is fantastic since you will be able to see innumerable hills going through a steep cornice path. When you reach the Los Caracoles viewpoint, at 2,200 meters above sea level, you will see an incredible panoramic view and, from there, the descent begins until you find the old Hotel Villavicencio.  



It is a city located in the department of Las Heras, province of Mendoza, Argentina, about 100 kilometers from the City of Mendoza going through National Route 7 and  crossed by the Mendoza river and the San Alberto and Uspallata streams. In 2018, the districts of Las Cuevas, Penitentes and Uspallata were merged into one, currently called "Uspallata and Alta Montaña".


Christ the Redeemer Tunnel

Facilitates terrestrial communication. in Uspallata. between Argentina and Chile.  With a large flow of traffic in both directions, the international pass is located at an altitude of 3,200 meters and is 3 km long.  Together at the border line  argentina - chilean rises the monument of Christ the Redeemer  to 3854  masl . It is 7 meters tall and weighs 4 tons  and serves as a boundary between the two countries.



Located 180 kilometers from the city, and within the district of Uspallata, the Aconcagua Provincial Park is one of the wonders of Mendoza and one of its protected areas. The 6,962-meter peak is the highest in the Americas. Around it extends the homonymous Provincial Park, which incorporates circuits protected by the purity of the environment. In any case, the landscapes will be spectacular, with rivers, viewpoints, valleys and snow-capped mountains.

cerro aconcagua

Inca Bridge

It is a rock formation, which was used by the Incas to cross to the other side of the Las Cuevas River. Located within Uspallata, it is located at 2,700 meters and near the passage to Chile. It is about 48 meters long, 28 wide and 8 thick, and is suspended 27 meters above the river.


The caves

It is a mountain village located at 3,210 meters,  two kilometers from the border crossing between Argentina and Chile, which is 3,557 meters above sea level, in the middle of a high mountain landscape where the snow-capped peaks of the Andes Mountains stand out. It is located in the middle of the Cordillera de the Andes, 2km from the border with  Chili . In times of little snow, from here you can visit the Christ the Redeemer of Los Libertadores International Pass.


The penitents

It is a ski center located near the town of Uspallata, 174  kilometers from Mendoza capital. and a few kilometers from Aconcagua It is presented as a fascinating option to visit for the day or stay in any of its facilities in  more than 300 hectares of skiable surface, excellent snow, 25 slopes of different levels of difficulty.

los penitentes


It is a town located 69 km from the City of Mendoza, on the Cordillera de los Andes. It is accessed by National Route No. 7, which connects with Chile. It has a very rich periphery and tourist infrastructure and that after the completion of the Dike turned it into one of the  great hydric and tourist feats of the country. Within the valley, the towns of El Salto, Valle del Sol, Vallecitos and Las Vegas stand out. The latter is a small tourist village from where you can access the Cordón del Plata circuit, with the peaks of eternal snow almost within reach.


Mendoza Gastronomy

Chivito from Mendoza: grilled accompanied by a malbec, if it is from a family or artisanal winery, the better. As a side dish, if you can get it, ask for a tasty tomaticán, a preparation of field tomatoes, green onions and eggs.

Chopped: with the inevitable Mendoza olives in their various options: whole, pitted, seasoned, stuffed with bell peppers, almonds or Roquefort cheese, or the rarest but most exquisite "sliced" olives.

Empanadas from Mendoza: with meat filling but, unlike their sisters from other provinces, without raisins and with olives.

Preserves, jams or preparations: made with the delicious Mediterranean fruits that are grown on the farms: grapes, peaches, pears, apples, melons, alcayotas.

Chanfaina Burguillana: prepared based on pork with, among other things, wine,  thyme, laurel, rosemary, cloves, peppermint. It has deep cultural roots since the ingredients are all produced in this province, making it a fairly common and traditional dish.

Mendoza pancakes: in  three versions: scraped, punctured and leaf.

On  Mendoza there is always a wine for each dish. It is the capital of good wine.


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