Mendoza Wine Region

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Come to the wine capital of South America to sample fine malbecs, study Argentine culture and enjoy breathtaking scenery.

Situated at the foot of the Andes, the Argentine city of Mendoza defies its desert surroundings with lush gardens, tree-lined streets and open plazas that encourage a thriving café culture. Visitors come to tour the wineries, known locally as bodegas, but Mendoza has far more to offer.

Five main plazas provide much of the city’s cultural pulse. These plazas were built after the devastating earthquake of 1861 killed over a third of Mendoza’s population. The open areas are refuges for people to gather if another earthquake occurs. Looking at a map of the city, you’ll see that the plazas are laid out like the five pattern on playing dice. The central Independence Square, with its attractive trees and fine colonial architecture, is a great place to begin. Stop in one of the many cafés and bars lining the plaza or visit the nearby attractions, the Municipal Museum of Modern Art or the Basilica de San Francisco. Don’t miss fascinating mosaics and murals in the Plaza España, considered by many to be the most attractive of Mendoza’s squares.

This part of Argentina has more than 300 days of sun annually and the lack of humidity makes Mendoza a great place to visit year-round. The pleasant climate supports production of exceptional wines. Mendoza is one of the most highly renowned wine regions in the world. Tour the vineyards and sample malbecs and cabernets. Pair these rich red wines with hearty Argentine beef, another specialty for the region. You can buy meat at the lively Mercado Central, the fresh produce market where locals come to shop.

Fly into Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport, just north of the city, and take a taxi into Mendoza. The town center is easily walkable, though trolleys and buses operate regular services. If you’re feeling adventurous, drive out of town to enjoy whitewater rafting or many other adventure sports.

Come back in the evening to see Mendoza at its best, with the bars and restaurants full and the plazas bathed in soft, romantic light.

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Where to stay in Mendoza Wine Region

Mod Hotels Mendoza
Mod Hotels Mendoza
4 out of 5
José F. Moreno 1230, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is AU$125 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in Historic Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Sarmiento, Avenida San Martin and Espacio Contemporáneo de Arte. O'Higgings Park and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (288 reviews)
OK hotel for the price
"Nice enough with large rooms and friendly service. Breakfast has everything you need but not special."

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Mod Hotels Mendoza
Entre Cielos Luxury Wine Hotel & Spa
Entre Cielos Luxury Wine Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
The price is AU$691 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Situated in Luján de Cuyo, this luxury hotel is 0.7 mi (1 km) from Nieto Senetiner Winery and within 3 miles (5 km) of Caggiati Hnos Y Cia Winery and Chacras ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (102 reviews)
Awesome Stay
"Beautiful grounds, rooms and wonderful service. Stayed in the Limited Edition Loft and the pictures do not do this justice. Restaurant was great and a very nice pool."

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2020

Entre Cielos Luxury Wine Hotel & Spa
Villa Mansa Wine Hotel
Villa Mansa Wine Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is AU$155 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Nieto Senetiner Winery and within 6 miles (10 km) of Caggiati Hnos Y Cia Winery and Lagarde Winery. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (157 reviews)
Disappointing, poor client service by management
"The condition of our room was disappointing, we were in the fist floor and the room was noise and noise was caused by people walking on the upper floor and running mechanical equipment. Due to the issues with the corona virus we were forced to check out of the hotel early as we live in Costa Rica ..."

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Villa Mansa Wine Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Condor Suites Apart Hotel
Condor Suites Apart Hotel
3 out of 5
Leonidas Aguirre 90, Mendoza, Mendoza
The price is AU$81 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
This family-friendly Mendoza aparthotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Chile Square, Teatro Independecia and Basilica de San ...
4.1/5Very Good! (173 reviews)
"Friendly, safe and quiet. I would prefer that the mattresses would be a bit harder. As is they are quite standard at the moment."

Reviewed on 31 Oct. 2019

Condor Suites Apart Hotel
Mountain view cabins for 5 people, #6
Mountain view cabins for 5 people, #6
Cerro El cristo El Salto Potrerillos,, Potrerillos, Mendoza Province
Situated in Potrerillos, this cabin is 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Lake Potrerillos and 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from Potrerillos Dam. Cacheuta Thermal Springs and Belasco ...
Mountain view cabins for 5 people, #6
Casona y Cabañas Río Mendoza
Casona y Cabañas Río Mendoza
3 out of 5
Ruta Provincial 82 (Panamericana) Km 29, Colonia Suiza, Cacheuta, Mendoza (province)
Situated in Cacheuta, this cabin is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from Cacheuta Thermal Springs and within 12 miles (20 km) of Nieto Senetiner Winery and Caggiati Hnos Y Cia ...
Casona y Cabañas Río Mendoza
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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