After enjoying a varied breakfast at our main restaurant, Olivas, the dieal way to start your morning is to walk through Mendoza’s downtown and General San Martín Park. Located at the west side of the park is the Cerro de la Gloria, one of the most popular attractions of Mendoza. The top of the hill offers stunning views over the city and it’s surrounding countryside, including the Andes Mountains; it also hosts the Ejército de los Andes monument, which is immortalized in the five pesos bill.
Take a horseback ride through the countryside and allow your senses to be amazed by the sights and sounds as you take in the scenery and mountain air. Enjoy wine tasting at one of our many acclaimed and historical wineries, where you will learn the journey of the wine from the vineyard to the cellar and eventually to your glass. Listen as the wine makers explain about the history of the winery, the old and new processes used, and the best way to age the perfect wine. Don't forget to try some of the samples and lunch or take a coffee at de the winery enjoying amazing views.
The perfect ending to a day in Mendoza is to watch the sun setting over the Andes Mountains. Don’t forget your camera, this is a moment you will most definitely want to capture. Choose from a selection of typical restaurants and order an enormous rib-eye steak, a delicious pasta, or be delighted with our asado, best shared with a bottle of Malbec whilst taking a performance of the famous Argentine tango. If you dare, you can dance too.
Great Wines Capitals
In 2005 the city of Mendoza was named as one of the "80 Great Wines Capitals of the World." And in 2010, wine was declared a national drink in Argentina.
The Acequias and Trees
The city's canals (known as acequias locally) play a crucial role in the survival of the city as well as providing it with its numerous and diverse range of trees. Trees are fundamental to Mendoza and can be found in every corner of the city. However, Mendoza is located in the desert and the trees are only able to flourish here due to the ingenious irrigation system that goes back to pre-Hispanic time. This system has been maintained and is still in use today.
The region's most famous park is Parque Provincial Aconcagua, home of the 6962m (22841ft) Cerro Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere and a favorite destination for climbers. Reaching the summit requires a commitment of at least 13 to 15 days, including acclimatization time.