The province of Mendoza is located in the Cuyo Region. It is one of the largest provinces in Argentina, bordering the country of Chile. It is one of the most important tourist centers in the country. San Rafael de Mendoza attracts national and international tourism.
If you do not know it and are planning your trip, here we will tell you what to do in Mendoza, (whether you come in summer or winter), the best excursions, where to eat, where to stay, how to get there, photos of tourists enjoying their holidays and much more.
One of the important points to keep in mind is the time of year you will be traveling. The weather in the Capital City of Mendoza changes a lot, depending on whether you come in the summer or for the winter holidays. In summer the temperature usually ranges between 28ºC and 40ºC, yes, it is very hot and there are usually heavy rains. In winter, the average temperature is 14ºC during the day and can drop to 3ºC at night. If you go up to the mountains they tend to go down quite a lot and you will have to pay attention to the weather forecast, especially in seasons of snow.
As a reference destination for receptive tourism in Argentina, the Ministry and the Secretary of Tourism of Mendoza make permanent actions to improve both the infrastructure and the tourist attractions of their towns. We recommend you to visit the official site of the "Ente de Turismo de Mendoza"from here.
Best places to see
You may ask, What excursions to do in Mendoza? How to get to know its most famous vineyards? Can I go skiing?If you have any questions or concerns, we will try to answer them in this section.
We made a selection of tourist places not to be missed to visit and different forms of tourism. For the more relaxed, the adventurous, those who travel with children as a family and for romantic couples.
On the other hand, if you want to attend the most important annual event in Mendoza, you can do so in March, when the National Grape Harvest Festival is celebrated in the city, where the National Queen is designated.
How to buy the packages and excursions?
You have several ways to get tickets for excursions and buy promotional travel packages to Mendoza. If you have a reliable travel agency in your city, you can ask if there are any promotions in force, from Aerolineas Argentinas or from wholesale operators specializing in tourist destinations in the country.
Another option is to look for online fare opportunities on tourist portals such as Almundo, Despegar, Punto Viajes, Falabella Viajes, Cata Turismo and Turismocity among other companies.
Where to stay
Being a developed city, touristically speaking, there are many options for accommodation. Mendoza has different lodging alternatives according to the style of each one and the prices you want to pay, there are economic and luxury alternatives.
For the more traditional there are options of 2,3,4 and up to 5 star hotels. Those who want to feel at home can choose the alternative of furnished apartments for temporary rental.
Also, for those who travel in groups or alone and want to share their travel experiences, we definitely recommend staying in a hostel. You will probably find new friends.
Finally, for those lovers of rural tourism, who like to enjoy the scenery, the countryside and nature. We recommend that you stay in a campsite or rent a cabin.
Where to eat
HWe made a selection of the best restaurants in Mendoza City, according to the comments and opinions of tourists based on price/quality. Among them, they stand out:
Azafrán (Av. Sarmiento 765)
Montecatini Restaurante (Gral. Paz 370)
Anna Bistró (Av. Juan B. Justo 161)
La Marchigiana Centro (Patricias Mendocinas 1550)
Josefina Restó (Arístides Villanueva 1550)
Cordillera Vinos y Fuegos (Av. Belgrano 1028)
Fuente y Fonda (Montevideo 675)
How to arrive from Buenos Aires
To get to Mendoza from Buenos Aires you can do it by bus, train, car and plane. It takes about 14 hours by bus, as well as by train. It takes about 13 hours by car and 90 minutes by plane.
Here we show you the routes of the road that connects Buenos Aires with Mendoza. For cases where you travel by car or train.