Mendoza spreads across a vast territory of 148,827 square kilometres located in the centre-west of Argentina and at the edge of the Andes, the highest mountains in the Americas.
The province can be reached by air or by land through the two main axes crossing Mendoza, which are the Routes 40 and 143 from north to south and Route 7 or Bio-oceanic Corridor, which crosses the country from east to west, and connects Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chile. Along with the neighbouring provinces of San Juan, San Luis and La Rioja, Mendoza forms the Cuyo Region.
The climate is pleasant, mild and with very few rainfalls. The sun has a pact with this land, and makes the clear skies an aggregated value of Mendoza as a tourist destination. These weather conditions, coupled with the existence of Thaw Rivers and the work of man, have transformed the desert soil, in a rural and urban oasis where it is nice to live and to visit.
The Mendocinean cities present a great number of trees, with many green areas; they have groves, the acéquias and clean public spaces, and their distinctive elements.
The Mendoza Capital, founded in 1561, has all the facilities like the big cities in the world, an extensive commercial and recreational offer, and offers a great range of accommodation in hotels of 1 to 5 stars, flats, hostels, campsites and cabins, what can be found throughout the province as well. In recreation, Mendoza has it all: casinos, nightclubs, theatres, museums, cinemas, wine bar, pubs, a rich cultural and artistic activity, varied options of international cuisine and specialtie regional.
In addition, both the cities and the high mountain centres have specific and complementary equipment for congresses and fairs, where it is possible to combine work with pleasure.
The rural areas smell of vegetables, apples, cherries, peaches and especially grapes. Mendoza is the South American leading wine center, and as such, produces and exports wine to many countries, primarily its flagship variety, the Malbec. Through the excursions “Wine Roads” and “Agro-alimentary Routes”, you can enjoy this combination between tourism and the products of our land.
The viniculture brings the National Festival of the Harvest, which takes place annually at the first Saturday of March, and consists of an allegorical show with different choreographies framed by a large technological show of light and music.
The Cerro Aconcagua, the summit of the Americas with its 6,962 metres leads throughout the province where the geography full of mountains, eternal snow, valleys, rivers, hot springs, plains, deserts and magical oases, offers opportunities to enjoy Mendoza during the 365 days of the year.