The ideal start to any day in Mendoza is with an excellent breakfast at Olivas. Then you can take an eco-walking tour through the city’s main park. After taking in some of the sights and sounds of the park stop off at the Cerro de la Gloria, a statue that is well known throughout all of Argentina. From a top of the hill where the statue is located you will have stunning views over the city and it’s surrounding countryside as well as of the Andes Mountains. Visit the city’s zoo, a place loved by Mendocinos young and old. Stroll through any of our five squares as each has its own unique style before enjoying a coffee in the Peatonal, a pedestrian street which is the heartbeat of the city and of Mendocinian life.
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 Then enjoy wine tasting at one of our many acclaimed and historical wineries. There you will learn about the journey of the wine from the vineyard to the cellar and eventually on to your glass. Listen as the wine makers explain about the history of the winery, the processes used in the past and today as well as the best way to age the perfect wine. Don't forget to try some of the samples. After that you can lunch or take a coffee at de the winery with an amazing view!
To finish a perfect day in Mendoza it is an absolute must to watch the sun setting over the Andes mountains. Don’t forget your camera as 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 or a perfect pasta, or you maybe will be deleite 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.