Fly To Mendoza, Argentina
Located in one of the top wine producing regions in the world, Mendoza is situated in the north central region of Argentina and is the capital city of Mendoza Province.
In its enviable position east of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, Mendoza is a full of life city which draws its share of adventure travellers, tempted by the climbing, skiing, hiking and rafting opportunities which are all within easy driving distance of the city. But there is more to Mendoza than the conflicting luxuries of good wine and adventure. The city has preserved its heritage in the form of many museums and in its architecture. In addition to this, the nightlife and appetising culinary skills of ‘Asado’ makes a visit to Mendoza a memorable one.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Mendoza do not require a Visa for Argentina for a period of 90 days. Do make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The nearest South African Consulate to Mendoza is South African Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Avenida Marcelo T de Alvear 590, 8th Floor, C1058AAF, Buenos Aires 1058. Phone: + 54 11 4317 2900.
See and do
Although Mendoza lies in a dry, desert region of Argentina, visitors to the city enjoy a lush green countryside view because of the ‘artifical irrigation system.’
Being a top wine producing region, the main tourist attractions in Mendoza are the wineries & vineyards. Many wineries offer tailored tours for visitors. If you happen to visit the city during the harvesting season, you can be a part of various wine tasting events and get a great deal on wine.
To get a sense of the city’s heritage, take a tour around the city’s parks, museums and architectural sights. Plaza España, an exquisitely adorned city square is a good starting point to begin your tour of the city. Be sure to indulge yourself a meal of the best Argentinean roasted beef accompanied by locally produced wine.
Many local companies in Mendoza offer trekking expeditions to the nearby Andes mountain range. Other leisure activities available are horse riding and white water rafting.
Shopaholics can buy the best quality wine at unbelievable prices all year round. Even though they are sold cheap, the wine quality is in no way compromised. Amongst other locally produced items such as leather goods and trekking equipment, visitors also buy olive oil from Mendoza.
Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport – MDZ
Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (code MDZ) or El Plumerillo International Airport is located 11km from the centre of Mendoza.
Food and beverage: La Cabaña De Mendoza, Aerobar, Delimarket.
Lost Luggage: Lost luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to airport security, who will direct you appropriately.
Car Hire: Budget, Europcar, Avis, Alamo, National, Hertz offer car rental services at Mendoza Airport.