About Mendoza

    • Area:148,827 km2
    • Population:1,741,610 inhabitants
    • Literacy rate: 97.8%
    • Gross Geographic Product: USD 14,483 million
    • 2003-2011 Average Annual Growth Rate: 8.3%
    • Unemployment rate: 4.7%


Welcome to Mendoza!

Mendoza is a vast territory located in the western central area of the Republic of Argentina. This province is nestled at the foothills of the Andes mountains, famous for having the highest peaks in America and for lodging Mount Aconcagua. Mendoza is strategically situated: it may be reached either by plane or by land through the National Routes 40 and 143, both crossing Mendoza from north to south, and the National Route 7, known as the Bi-oceanic Corridor. National Route 7 crosses the country from east to west connecting the province of Buenos Aires with the city of Santiago de Chile. There are two international and easily accessible roads that connect Mendoza with the Republic of Chile.


Mendoza’s climate is warm and pleasant and there is little rainfall. It is a sunny province most of the year: another feature that makes it an attractive destination. Summers are warm and humid with the most rainfall occurring during this season. The average temperatures are above 25ºC (77ºF). Winters are cold and dry with occasional night frosts and little precipitation. The average temperatures are below 8ºC (46ºF). During this season, snowfall and sleet are rare. They usually occur once a year and, in the highest regions of the city, they are low in intensity. These climate conditions and the meltwater streams running down from the Andes have made the persevering land workers’ dream come true: turning a desert soil into beautiful urban and rural oases where people enjoy living and sightseeing in.


Air connectivity: The international airport launches more than 170 weekly flights.

Buenos Aires: 13 daily flights

Santiago de Chile: 1 daily flight

San Pablo (Brazil): 1 daily flight

Córdoba: 2 daily flights

Neuquén: 1 daily flight

Rosario: 1 daily flight

Salta: 3 weekly flights

Bariloche: 3 weekly flights

Iguazú: 3 weekly flights

San Juan: 5 weekly flights

Land connectivity: There are more than 1130 international and national weekly arrivals.


29071 beds available a month in hotels rating on a scale of 1-5 stars and apart hotels.

Mendoza offers a wide range of accommodation including five-star international hotel chains, short term apartment rentals, apart hotels and hostels.They all provide tourists with international standard services, renowned worldwide.


The capital city of Mendoza was founded in 1561. The Mendoza metropolis is characterized by its urban forest with unique trees that offer shade from the sun and delight everyone’s eyes with their colors, in exchange for the precious water running along the centenary local irrigation ditches. Huarpes, Creoles and immigrants are fully alive in this traditional culture, unlike any other in the country.

As one of the most important cities in Argentina, Mendoza is considered a strategic place of socio-economic development of MERCOSUR and a link with Chile. Mendoza is also known as “the land of sun and good wine” or “the cradle of Argentina’s liberty” since General José de San Martin embraced the ideals of Latin America’s freedom and assembled the Army of the Andes.

Mendoza has a diversified productive matrix and holds the main productive activities of western Argentina. Besides, it is one of the most developed provinces in the country since its human capital, infrastructure and natural resources make it stand out from the rest.

It is well-known for its agricultural production and industrialization of raw materials such as vine, fruits and vegetables. Due to its high quality vineyards and cutting-edge technology, Mendoza is considered a world leader in the production and marketing of wines.

Mendoza is South America’s wine region par excellence as it produces and exports wines, especially its distinctive Malbec, to several countries. It is also a leading producer of Cabernet-Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Merlot, Chardonnais, Semillon, Chenin and Bonarda. The Wine Routes tours combine touristic attractions with premium quality wine tasting.

Mendoza is well-known not only for its viticulture, metalworking, construction, trade and service industries, but also for the development of information and communication technologies. Furthermore, it is considered a quintessential tourist destination due to its natural beauty and high quality hotel infrastructure and services. The oil, mining and energy industries are also relevant to Mendoza’s productive matrix.

As an exporting province, Mendoza has received substantial investments in tourism and wine that have fueled its growth.* World Economic Forum on Latin America 2012.


In Mendoza, there are eighty nine higher education institutions and over 2700 kindergarten, elementary and secondary schools. It is worth mentioning that there are two national, public and free tuition universities and six privately run ones. Mendoza has the second largest number of private universities, after Buenos Aires.

Annually, these universities offer 98% of Argentina’s educational programs to more than 70000 students.


Mendoza guaranties all the services offered by the greatest cities in the world, such as a wide variety of shopping options, recreational activities and hotel accommodations available. The accommodation options include 1-5 star hotels, apart hotels, hostels, cabins and camping sites which cover the whole province.

This province also offers a wide range of activities to meet varied cultural, entertainment and recreational interests of the general public, such as casinos, nightclubs, theaters, museums, wine-bars, pubs, international and regional restaurants.

MENDOZA, International Capital of Wine and Wonderful City

Mendoza, which was chosen as the International Capital Wine on October 30th, 1987 by OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine) and designated as the 8th World Capital of Wine, is part of a global network of wine regions, together with other famous ones such as Bordeaux and Florence. Mendoza’s wines have achieved an ideal position worldwide, being Malbec its distinctive variety. Besides, it was ranked among the twenty eight most voted cities in the “New 7 Wonders Cities” contest.