Provincia de Mendoza Highlights
Great weather, way too cheap & friendly people
Can get swamped with local tourists at times.
In a nutshell
A city worth a visit and a great base for province exploration
I just got back from an Amazing Trip to Mendoza, Argentina. We spent a week in Mendoz at the Park Hyatt Hotel (great great hotel) and enjoyed many wonderful activities. I would recommend that if you are in Mendoza on a Wednesday night that you go to The Vines of Mendoza's Wine Makers Night on Wednesdays from 7-9 on Calle Espejo. We really enjoyed...more
This is a good hotel, clean, friendly and well located. Staff are helpful.more
It seems like the guy has made enough money to make it to Buenos Aires now. My girlfriend and I was stopped by a guy at Av. Corrientes close to Puerto Madero that fits the description perfectly; said he was Belgium, a bit fat, blue eyes, late 30ies/start 40ies etc. Said he was robbed by three kids that asked for cigarettes at the bus terminal (in...more
Puente del Inca
Our day-trip into the High Andes was a part of our 4-day package tour to Mendoza. For US$500 each, we had jet transportation for the 1.5 hour flights between Buenos Aires and Mendoza, airport transportation, four nights accommodations with breakfast and guided tours of Mendoza, a local winery and the 12-hour High Andes trip (leaving one day free...more
This view of Puente del Inca was taken looking up the Cuevas River toward the main ridge of the Andes in the distance. The spa here was developed into a luxury resort in 1925 with the construction of a stone hotel, church and hot-springs bathhouse. It could be easily reached by rail, since a track from Mendoza to Chile had been constructed in the...more
Heeding the advice of VT-member 'canuckmike', I took my footwear off when I entered the depths of the thermal spa! The warm 35 degC (94 degF) water felt great as it washed over my feet, even though the water temperature has reportedly dropped since the early years of the 1900s.There are all sorts of baths and small rooms located in the spa, all of...more
This museum is divided into various departments, allowing for a wide-ranging approach to natural sciences. The Anthropology and Archaeology section is dedicated to the study of regional and local cultures. The Botany and Zoology departments focus on regional flora and fauna, respectively. The Paleontology room studies the development and evolution...more
Hipolito Yrigoyen 774, San Rafael, 5600, Argentina
Good for: Couples
Valentín Bianchi winery is located just north of San Rafael, on the road to Mendoza. The large winery has an excellent tour, similar to other established wineries in the region, that explains the production process. What makes Bianchi different is the production of sparkling wines, aka chambagne, which is well described in the tour. This was pretty...more
Ruta 7 Km 1141 / 1142, Uspallata, 5545, Argentina
Good for: Families
Uspallata Pass ( c.12,500 ft (3,810 m) high, over the Andes between Mendoza, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. A trail—and later a rough road—for men and pack animals was used before the Transandine Railway (1910–82) was built. The Pan-American Highway now runs through the pass. In 1817 José de San Martín sent part of his patriot army through the...more
Cordillera de los Penitentes
Just like skiing, and is a little high.
Equipment: The good thing is that in Penitentes Complex there are everything you need for ski or you had just forgett.Related to:
- Mountain Climbing
- Spa and Resort
- Skiing and Boarding
Maipu is about 20 minutes from Mendoza. Most of Argentinas vineyards and wineries are located in Maipu. A lot of the vineyards offer tours which cover the history and process of their wine production. We went on a few of these tours and some were better than others. The most organised and interesting was the tour at the San Felipe vineyard. Apart...more
It's quite the cultural and social event to sit down and chat while drinking mate. Make sure you eat bread while drinking, and if y ou aren't partial to bitter drinks ask for the mate to be dulce rather than amargo. Drinking mate is necesary if you really want to get to know the people, and the culture. if you don't drink it you will always be a...more
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