This is a question of personal opinion, but although the bridge in Puente del Inca is well worth seeing (and I'm sure the thermal pools are a lot of fun in the summer), I found the hamlet itself pretty uninspiring. It's close to a busy highway where trucks drive by one after the other (which also makes the walk to the Aconcagua park along that road somewhat dangerous) and the village itself is essentially a collection of decrepit buildings and stands (excluding the Hosteria Puente del Inca). It probably gets quite cold there in the fall and winter and it occured to me that spending the night there after a long exhausting day, at least in the off-season would probably be depressing (and very boring). Also, the little café is barely heated which does not make it a great place for hanging out too long when it's cold.
Not really a trap but if you want to eat in peace, eat inside otherwise you will be interupted often by someone trying to part you from your money.
Unique Suggestions: If you eat outside, try to eat away from Av Sarmiento. Lots of people trying to get your money.
In Mendoza you will get fliers everywhere that promise you the best parillada in town. We followed one of these fliers and were really disappointed as the quality of the meats and sausages were not good at all. Black burned, too. We heard the same from other people at other restaurants, too. Ask some locals, I'm sure they can tell you the good places they sure must have, too.
This is a good hotel, clean, friendly and well located. Staff are helpful.more
Hipolito Yrigoyen 774, San Rafael, 5600, Argentina
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Ruta 7 Km 1141 / 1142, Uspallata, 5545, Argentina
Good for: Families