Mendoza Travel Guide

If you are a wine aficionado, then one of your top things to do in Mendoza will be to take a wine tasting tour. Talk to your hotel about recommended tours, and ask for one that visits high-end vineyards with pours included in the tour fee.

If you’re traveling as a family, then you’ll want to know what to do in Mendoza with kids. For an activity that everyone can enjoy, buy a day pass or spend the night at the Hotel & Spa Termas Cacheuta. Here, you will find luxurious, naturally heated, outdoor pools of varying temperatures, a children's area, masseuses, and a generous buffet for lunch.

There are other things to do in Mendoza with kids that the adults will also enjoy, such as horseback riding. Guided riding tours offer wondrous views and an inside look into gaucho life in the mountains, such as food prepared over an open fire.

Wondering what to do in Mendoza for adults? Go downtown to the City Tasting Room of the Vines of Mendoza. It’s the premier wine bar in the city where you can taste over 100 of the best Argentine wines. There’s also a Blending Lab where you can test mixing different varietals and create a bottle of your own.

The native criollo architecture of the Carlos Pulenta winery in Argentina (an elegant mix of lofty ceilings and natural stone) is upstaged by the spectacular location.

A bottle store in a restored mansion.

The dramatic winery was built to resemble a Mayan temple.

Located in the Uco Valley, this strikingly modern winery complex founded by a Dutch tycoon, includes a lavish art museum and a gift shop that sells a $750 set of wine aromatics in thimble-size vials.