Best Things to do in Mendoza
Best Things to do in Mendoza
When in Argentina, the famous wine region of Mendoza is a must-visit. Therefore, a weekend in Mendoza is a must-do for our Spanish students in Buenos Aires. The beautiful province of Mendoza is located at the foot of the Andes. Find out here what are the Best Things to do in Mendoza.
Mendoza holds over 1000 vineyards and is responsible for 2/3 of Argentina’s wine production. Have you ever heard of a wine label called Malbec? This is the main export of Mendoza and is produced in 3 main regions within the province: Maipú, Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. A trip to Mendoza will allow you to enjoy wine tastings in various bodegas, go horseback riding or bike riding during the sunset or hike one of the beautiful trails of the Andes Mountains. What are you waiting for? Check out here the Best Things to do in Mendoza.
Everyone starts their Mendoza journey in the capital of the province, also called Mendoza. This city is not only perfectly situated for visiting all of the surrounding area, but also has a great variety of things to see and do in the city as well. The main sights are:
- The Museo Fundacional,
- Anna Bistro (the best restaurant in town),
- The many beautiful parks in the centre,
- General San Martín Park and, of course,
- The nightlife in the middle of town.
This is the closest place to go for wine tasting! From Mendoza city, you can take a 40 minute bus to this little village. This place can tend to look like an empty town due to siestas between 1 and 5, but don´t worry about this affecting your wine tasting, as the bodegas are open all day!
The most famous one in this area is Bodega Lopéz, which makes sense as they offer a free factory tour and two free wine tastings. It is particularly famous among students! In Maipú, you can also visit the olive factory, where they explain the process of making olive oil and even offer a free tasting of their olive products.
Valle de Uco
Considered to be one of the best wine regions in Mendoza, this spectacular area is definitely worth a visit. It offers beautiful scenery and amazing vineyards. Valle de Uco is known for its quality wine and LOVE for production.
Lujan de Cuyo
This is similar to Valle de Uco, a beautiful region within Mendoza. It is a great place to take pictures, as it is located right at the foot of the Pre-Cordillera, which is the foot the Andes. Lujan de Cuyo has a similar ambiance to Tuscany, Italy with its surrounding vineyards and quaint houses.
Hike the Aconcagua
Don´t forget to take a little side trip to do a hike in the Andes Mountains. The most famous hike is by Aconcagua, which is the highest mountain peak in all of South America. Temperatures decrease up to negative 5 degrees, so bring warm jackets. Even though it is quite brisk, the drive through the beautiful valley of Uspullata and the hike into the mountains are magnificent!
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