Experience the wineries, cafés, and rock climbing in Mendoza Wine Region!

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

Mendoza City Center
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Mendoza City Center

Countryside, Wineries, Natural Parks

Wineries, casinos, and spas highlight some notable features of Mendoza City Center. Make a stop by Independence Square or General San Martin Park while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Mendoza Station or Belgrano Station to get around town.

Historic Center
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Historic Center

Wineries, Tours, Cafes

Wineries, mountain views, and casinos highlight some notable features of Historic Center. Make a stop by Independence Square or Plaza Italia while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Belgrano Station or Mendoza Station to get around town.

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Top Hotels in Mendoza Wine Region

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Park Hyatt Mendoza
4.5 out of 5
Chile 1124, Mendoza, Mendoza
$184/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,165 reviews)

Located in Historic Center, this luxury hotel is steps from Teatro Independecia and Independence Square. General San Martin Park and Malvinas Argentinas Stadium ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,165 reviews)

"Great location, superb staff! Highly recommended. They helped us with all our needs."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Park Hyatt Mendoza
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Diplomatic Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Belgrano 1041, Mendoza, Mendoza
$112/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,292 reviews)

Located in Historic Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Italia and Independence Square. General San Martin Park and Malvinas Argentinas ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,292 reviews)

"It's a luxury hotel so there's not much to say; it was an enjoyable stay. We hope the hotel do all they can to be resource conscious, for examle by phasing out plastic bottles for toiletries and minimising food waste from the extensive breakfast buffet."…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Diplomatic Hotel
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Sheraton Mendoza Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Primitivo De La Reta 989, Mendoza, Mendoza
$122/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.3/5Excellent! (362 reviews)

This family-friendly Mendoza hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Avenida San Martin and Independence Square. General San Martin Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (362 reviews)
Great staff

"Was taken ill while in this hotel with anaphylaxis shock. Despite our language barrier (my spanish is non existent and my wife can use a phrase book) the staff were great. They called the doctors, arranged access, assisted with translation and let us use the room two hours past our check in date. ..."…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Sheraton Mendoza Hotel

Popular things to do in Mendoza Wine Region

Independence Square
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Independence Square

Visit Mendoza’s cultural heart to see museums and basilicas or simply sit in the shade with an ice cream and watch the entertainment in the plaza.

General San Martin Park
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General San Martin Park

Walk or cycle around this expansive park to see the glistening lake, pay your respects at the war memorials and enjoy a great view of the city.

Catena Zapata Winery
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Catena Zapata Winery

Taste award-winning wines and tip your glass to the Catena family at one of the world’s leading wineries, famous for its high altitude and Malbec vintages.

Plaza Italia
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Plaza Italia

Find a quiet place to enjoy a siesta in this peaceful park, complete with a playground and a monument to the city’s Italian heritage. 

Spain Square
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Spain Square

Unwind in one of Mendoza’s most beautiful public squares, given to Argentina by the Spanish government.

Navarro Correas Winery
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Navarro Correas Winery

Modern facilities complement centuries-old vineyards at this Argentine winery, renowned for its Malbecs and crisp sparkling whites. 

Top activities in Mendoza Wine Region

Mendoza Vineyards Tour with Wine Tasting
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Mendoza Vineyards Tour with Wine Tasting

$46

Cruise through hills blanketed with the green ridges of verdant grape vines as you dive into Argentina's Mendoza region, famed for its incredible vineyards. Stop off at 2 cellars for engaging tastings, chat with winemakers and sommeliers, and visit a church dedicated to the patron saint of Mendoza vineyards.

Full-Day Termas De Cacheuta Spa
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Full-Day Termas De Cacheuta Spa

$74

In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the Termas de Cacheuta. Upon your arrival, you'll be given a bathrobe while enjoying some natural beverages. Then, spend the day relaxing at the different facilities that the thermal complex has to offer.

Visit the best vineyards and experience a gourmet lunch
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Visit the best vineyards and experience a gourmet lunch

$160

Lujan de Cuyo, considered the “Cradle of Malbec”,boasts beautiful landscapes of luxuriant tree lines and wide old vineyards along which we plunge into the Wine Road . Lead by insider guides, we will visit three world-class vineyards and wineries.

City Tour & General San Martín Park
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City Tour & General San Martín Park

$15

Discover Mendoza, a spectacular and peaceful city at the foot of the Andes. This tour combines the city's historical and modern highlights with one of the most important urban green areas in Argentina, General San Martín Park.

Andes Mountain & Village Full-Day Adventure
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Andes Mountain & Village Full-Day Adventure

$43

Head out from Mendoza's hustle and bustle and spend a day in the mountains. Over the course of this guided full-day tour, see the pre-Andes, interesting small villages, stunning rivers, sprawling mountain peaks, and natural hot springs.

Horseback Riding in Potrerillos from Mendoza (Half Day)
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Horseback Riding in Potrerillos from Mendoza (Half Day)

$125

Enjoy a full day horseback riding in Mendoza. Activity starts with pick up from your hotel in Mendoza to transfer tou to the area of Potrerillos.