Located at the foothills of the Andes, Mendoza is one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina. It is the capital of Mendoza Province, in the central-western part of the country. The low air humidity and the urban oasis provide an ever-welcoming climate for people of all backgrounds.
HOW TO GET TO MENDOZA
Tourists can arrive to Mendoza either by bus or by plane. Mendoza International airport "El Plumerillo” gets daily flights from Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile. By bus Mendoza is connected with Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Salta, Neuquen, Iguazú and other cities.
Mendoza's climate can be characterized as arid, with Mediterranean influences. Mendoza has wet summers and drier winters. Average temperatures for January (summer) are 32°C (90°F) during daytime and 18.4°C (65°F) at night. July (winter) the average temperatures are 14.7°C (58°F) during the day, and 2.4°C (36°F) at night. Mendoza's annual rainfall is only 223.2mm (8 to 10 inch), with an average of 300 sunny days a year!
The local currency is Argentinean pesos. However, most of the shops and restaurants accept US dollars and credit cards as payment. Check the exchange rate here: http://www.cambiosantiago.com/
During the last couple of years, the quality of the wines has improved, attracting many international investments, thus becoming the 8th World`s Great Wine Capital. High-quality hotels, fine restaurants (many of them inside wineries), and the natural beauty of the area guarantee an unforgettable stay.