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Mendoza at a Glance

The beautiful and beguiling city of Mendoza is located in the heart of Argentina's wine producing region. This ostensibly desert city has lush green gardens, full irrigation ditches and graceful squares filled with gurgling fountains. Many people visit Mendoza as a base for countryside activities, but the city itself is captivating.

With access to so much good wine, Mendoza's bar and restaurant scene is especially good. Keep yourself moving through the leafy streets and elegant gardens so you work up enough of an appetite. Fine wine bars showcase regional specialties, cafes overflow into the warm nighttime streets and cozy restaurants serve up Argentine beef and other specialties.

Before enjoying the lively nighttime scene, let Mendoza wash over you during the day. Distant mountains poke their white tips over the city skyline. City parks and avenues are primed for foot travelers and the bus system lets you get between galleries, museums and attractions cheaply and efficiently.

For those who wish to get out of the city, wine tours, kayaking, hiking, biking, skiing and trekking adventures are a short distance away.

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January - March
Low Season
April - December
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Tourists must pay an approximately $160 reciprocity fee before they enter the country. They must present this receipt along with their passport or visa required for entry. American citizens can enter Argentina with a passport and this receipt of payment. if you stay for longer than three months, a visa will be required. For more information, contact the Argentinian Embassy. American citizens can learn more on the U.S Department of State website.  

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather and Seismic Activity: Mendoza is dry and hot during the summer and cool during the winters. The mountains receive snow. The area is prone to earthquakes including devastating ones.

      Safety Concerns Don't carry valuables around with you and keep your belongings out of sight. Pickpockets, muggers and kidnappers pray on tourists in some areas and it is best not to attract attention with your belongings. In addition, travelers should be careful driving and walking on streets as traffic can be quite unruly. 

      Health Concerns Speak with your doctor before visiting Argentina to learn about vaccinations and health precautions you should take before traveling to Argentina.