Located in the western region of Argentina, Mendoza is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Home to more than 12000 wineries and a portion of the Andes Mountain range, Mendoza is not only beautiful but also has a high class international wine reputation.
From hiking and sightseeing in the Andes Mountains to horseback riding and biking through vineyards, a trip to Mendoza is sure to be a great experience for all. Below is a list of our favorite things to do in Mendoza.
1. Aconcagua Park
One of the best parts about Mendoza is that it is home to Mount Aconcagua, the largest mountain in the southern hemisphere (and the Americas). This mountain is part of the Andes Mountain Range and is found within the regional park for the province called Provinicial Aconcagua Park. For anyone looking for the ultimate hiking or mountain climbing visit, look no further than Mendoza. Ideal for those travelers interested in hiking or mountain climbing, this park recieves tourists from all over the world each year. If you think you have what it takes to ascend these peaks, spend a day or two exploring the mountain range. As one of Mendoza’s top attractions, it promises to provide an exciting adventure.
For a great way to explore the mountainous countryside and enjoy the beauty of the Mendoza area, consider signing up for a day of horseback riding. No previous experience is required to participate. You will be led by guides who will take you on a leisurely ride up some of Mendoza’s hills, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the rolling hills and wineries below. This is a great activity that every type of tourist will enjoy.
General San Martin Park
Within the city limits of Mendoza you will find General San Martin Park, one of Mendoza’s top attractions. This is anything but your average park, with the 865-acre facility offering a variety of entertaining activities within it. In addition to the miles of beautiful walkways found inside, General San Martin Park offers a zoo, national science museum, bikes to rent, and even hang-gliding for the adventurous minded visitors. You definitely do not want to miss this top attraction while in Mendoza.
Paramillos Mines (Minas de Paramillos)
An attraction that both history-inclined and adventure-seeking travelers will enjoy is a day trip to the Paramillos Mines. These mines, located in the Andes Mountains, were one of the area’s most attractive features to early explorers seeking to profit from their findings. As one of Mendoza’s top attractions, visitors can arrange to be picked up in central Mendoza where they will drive up the mountains and descend into the mines with an accompanying tour guide. For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, we suggest visiting the Paramillos Mines.
Cacheuta Hot Springs
Popular in Mendoza are the Cacheuta Hot Springs, which are just outside of Mendoza. These natural thermal baths are a nice way to soak up the sun and truly relax in the paradise that is Mendoza. They are situated in the middle of the mountains, so it feels equal parts private and secluded, only adding to the charm. The pristine waters have also been said to have healing powers from the minerals that are found within them.
Vineyard Bike Ride
A visit to Mendoza is not complete until you have visited the vineyards and wineries that give the city its reputation. For an opportune way to explore the vast lands of Argentina’s wine country, consider renting bikes for the day. Primarily located outside the main part of the city, these vineyards are connected by quiet back roads, ideal for a peaceful bike ride. Without a doubt, bike riding through the beautiful vineyards is one of the top things to do in Mendoza and is certainly something you do not want to miss out on while you’re there.
As one of Argentina’s most visited places, Mendoza is sure to provide an excellent adventure for you.
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