Tips & Advice

What is the weather like in Mendoza?

Summers are hot and winters are cool. During summer it is recommended to drink plenty of water while you do outdoor activities.

Mendoza is located at the base of the Andes Mountains, with beautiful scenery throughout the region. Mendoza has a cold desert climate that is mild and dry. 

Warm season is from November to March, with highest temperatures in January. Average high temperature during this time is 28°C (82°F). Cold season lasts from May to August, with an average high temperature of 18°C (64°F). The cold is dry with low humidity levels.

 

How to get to Mendoza, Argentina?

Flight: There are many direct flights per day from Buenos Aires to Mendoza and the duration is 1.55 hs. Mendoza is an international airport so you can fly directly to Santiago de Chile and the duration is 50 minutes. 

Bus: There are buses from Buenos Aires to Mendoza with a premium service and the duration is 14 hours. 

Self.drive: If you like this style of travel this destination is perfect for independent road travel.

What is the best time for enjoying Mendoza wine tours?

We could easily say all the time. But, let’s get into the details.

Autumn: Between March and May, a  4-day trip is perfect for a quick, wine-themed escape. This time is perfect to enjoy Mendoza wine tours because it’s the beginning of the National Harvest Festival. You can visit many wineries, and  enjoy plenty of wine tastings.

Winter: In winter Mendoza has a cold desert climate, bright sunny days with clear skies. During the winter months of June through August, you can enjoy a quieter city, and days will still be warm with plenty of sun, bodegas (vineyards) will still be giving tours, it’s just without the actual making of the wine.

Summer: December through February are the hot summer months in the region. Though Mendoza is still dry, the sun is strong and you’ll be glad to be under the air-conditioning away from heat.

When is the harvest season?

February through May, with March being the official beginning of the harvest. Beginning in the first days of March, there is the National Grape Harvest, starting with an artistic spectacle of dance, lights and music. hundreds of performers display their art in an overwhelming show of fireworks and dance. Kicking off the season for Mendoza wine tours, this event is a must-see if you’re in the area at during the first week of March!

What to include in your luggage?

During summer it’s recommended to wear comfortable clothes, sunscreen and sunglasses. But always take clothing for lower temperatures. Even in the summer the temperature may drop at night. There are a variety of clothing options to keep warm in cold weather. During winter, it’s recommended to wear waterproof jackets, scarves, gloves and wool hats.

Security

In Mendoza, as in every big city you have to be aware of pickpocketing and bag snatching. Try to be careful with your valuables.

What to do if you get sick?

Within the city there are various options in case you need medical assistance. Usually hotels provide you with a list of hospitals, or a doctor who can visit you at your hotel.

We recommend these two hospitals:

  • Clínica de Cuyo (Privada) – Av. José Vicente Zapata 63, Mendoza. Tel: 0261 405-9000
  • Hospital Universitario – Paso de los Andes 3051, Mendoza. Tel: 0810-999-1029
How many days should I stay in Mendoza?

In Mendoza you should stay three nights so you have at least two full days to explore wineries, mountains, enjoy an adventure sport and relax in the wine foodie destination of Argentina.

Can I find ATMs in Mendoza?

There are banks and ATMs throughout downtown Mendoza. Keep in mind that ATMs often have withdrawal limits, and they may charge high withdrawal fees (in addition to any international fees your bank charges).

What is the proper tipping?

In restaurants, it’s customary to tip about 10% of the bill. Note that tips can’t be added to credit-card bills, so carry cash for this purpose. For tour guides , estimate around USD 10/15 per person, for a full day tour and half of it for the driver. In hotels, you should tip porters for handling bags:USD1.00 for every two bags, same amount is calculated for drivers if they help you with your suitcases, the housekeeping (between USD0.50 – 1.00 per night), and the concierge staff if the have helped you to arrange dinner reservations, transportation or leisure activities. In Argentina we don’t regularly tip taxi drivers.

How much money can I spend per day in Mendoza?

Around USD 50/100 per day, per person for daily expenses like eating, shopping and

transportation, depending on how much money you want to spend on these.

Exchange money and using CC

Credit cards and US dollars are widely accepted in main cities. But it will be more convenient for you to exchange pesos rather than using US dollars because the rate that shops or restaurants use might not be the most convenient for you. In Mendoza, the best rate is at the National Bank, but you can also go to exchange houses in the city.

What is the weather like in Mendoza?

Summers are hot and winters are cool. During summer it is recommended to drink plenty of water while you do outdoor activities.

Mendoza is located at the base of the Andes Mountains, with beautiful scenery throughout the region. Mendoza has a cold desert climate that is mild and dry. 

Warm season is from November to March, with highest temperatures in January. Average high temperature during this time is 28°C (82°F). Cold season lasts from May to August, with an average high temperature of 18°C (64°F). The cold is dry with low humidity levels.

 

What is the best time for enjoying Mendoza wine tours?

We could easily say all the time. But, let’s get into the details.

Autumn: Between March and May, a  4-day trip is perfect for a quick, wine-themed escape. This time is perfect to enjoy Mendoza wine tours because it’s the beginning of the National Harvest Festival. You can visit many wineries, and  enjoy plenty of wine tastings.

Winter: In winter Mendoza has a cold desert climate, bright sunny days with clear skies. During the winter months of June through August, you can enjoy a quieter city, and days will still be warm with plenty of sun, bodegas (vineyards) will still be giving tours, it’s just without the actual making of the wine.

Summer: December through February are the hot summer months in the region. Though Mendoza is still dry, the sun is strong and you’ll be glad to be under the air-conditioning away from heat.

What to include in your luggage?

During summer it’s recommended to wear comfortable clothes, sunscreen and sunglasses. But always take clothing for lower temperatures. Even in the summer the temperature may drop at night. There are a variety of clothing options to keep warm in cold weather. During winter, it’s recommended to wear waterproof jackets, scarves, gloves and wool hats.

What to do if you get sick?

Within the city there are various options in case you need medical assistance. Usually hotels provide you with a list of hospitals, or a doctor who can visit you at your hotel.

We recommend these two hospitals:

  • Clínica de Cuyo (Privada) – Av. José Vicente Zapata 63, Mendoza. Tel: 0261 405-9000
  • Hospital Universitario – Paso de los Andes 3051, Mendoza. Tel: 0810-999-1029
Can I find ATMs in Mendoza?

There are banks and ATMs throughout downtown Mendoza. Keep in mind that ATMs often have withdrawal limits, and they may charge high withdrawal fees (in addition to any international fees your bank charges).

How much money can I spend per day in Mendoza?

Around USD 50/100 per day, per person for daily expenses like eating, shopping and

transportation, depending on how much money you want to spend on these.

How to get to Mendoza, Argentina?

Flight: There are many direct flights per day from Buenos Aires to Mendoza and the duration is 1.55 hs. Mendoza is an international airport so you can fly directly to Santiago de Chile and the duration is 50 minutes. 

Bus: There are buses from Buenos Aires to Mendoza with a premium service and the duration is 14 hours. 

Self.drive: If you like this style of travel this destination is perfect for independent road travel.

When is the harvest season?

February through May, with March being the official beginning of the harvest. Beginning in the first days of March, there is the National Grape Harvest, starting with an artistic spectacle of dance, lights and music. hundreds of performers display their art in an overwhelming show of fireworks and dance. Kicking off the season for Mendoza wine tours, this event is a must-see if you’re in the area at during the first week of March!

Security

In Mendoza, as in every big city you have to be aware of pickpocketing and bag snatching. Try to be careful with your valuables.

How many days should I stay in Mendoza?

In Mendoza you should stay three nights so you have at least two full days to explore wineries, mountains, enjoy an adventure sport and relax in the wine foodie destination of Argentina.

What is the proper tipping?

In restaurants, it’s customary to tip about 10% of the bill. Note that tips can’t be added to credit-card bills, so carry cash for this purpose. For tour guides , estimate around USD 10/15 per person, for a full day tour and half of it for the driver. In hotels, you should tip porters for handling bags:USD1.00 for every two bags, same amount is calculated for drivers if they help you with your suitcases, the housekeeping (between USD0.50 – 1.00 per night), and the concierge staff if the have helped you to arrange dinner reservations, transportation or leisure activities. In Argentina we don’t regularly tip taxi drivers.

Exchange money and using CC

Credit cards and US dollars are widely accepted in main cities. But it will be more convenient for you to exchange pesos rather than using US dollars because the rate that shops or restaurants use might not be the most convenient for you. In Mendoza, the best rate is at the National Bank, but you can also go to exchange houses in the city.

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