Mendoza Tourism, Argentina

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Mendoza (locally: [men'dosa]) is the capital of the province of Mendoza in Argentina. It is located in the northern-central part of the province, in a region of foothills and high plains, on the eastern side of the Andes. As of the 2010 census [INDEC], Mendoza had a population of 115,041 with a metropolitan population of 1,055,679, making Greater Mendoza the fourth largest census metropolitan area in the country. Ruta Nacional 7, the major road running between Buenos Aires and Santiago, runs through Mendoza. The city is a frequent stopover for climbers on their way to Aconcagua (the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres) and for adventure travelers interested in mountaineering, hiking, horse riding, rafting, and other sports. In the winter, skiers come to the city for easy access to the Andes. Two of the main industries of the Mendoza area are olive oil production and Argentine wine. The region around Greater Mendoza is the largest wine producing area in Latin America. As such, Mendoza is one of the nine Great Wine Capitals, and the city is an emerging enotourism destination and base for exploring the region's hundreds of wineries located along the Argentina Wine Route.


A place in Argentina, Mendoza is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Tour packages of Mendoza are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Mendoza*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mendoza

    Know the pollution level of Mendoza before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 65 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 60 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 35 (Low)
  • Mendoza: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mendoza for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mendoza.

    • Burglary and Theft 63.46 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 69.23 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 84.62 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.46 (High)
    • Attacks 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 67.31 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80.77 (Very High)
  • Living in Mendoza - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Mendoza is 130.84 (High)

    • Safety Index 34.25 (Low)
    • Climate Index 87.76 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 58.28 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45.5 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.67 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 80.56 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.72 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 64.55 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mendoza

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mendoza

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.36 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 116.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.79 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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Mendoza Tours for you

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  • Save 7% Private Full-Day Wine Tour in Lujan de Cuyo with Lunch
    Private Full-Day Wine Tour in Lujan de Cuyo with Lunch New on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Spend 8-hours exploring the Mendoza River wine country with just your group. Private transportation lets you sit back and rel...

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  • Small Group Cooking Lesson with Lunch from Mendoza
    Small Group Cooking Lesson with Lunch from Mendoza New on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Italian immigration not only generated a great influence in our wine industry but also in our kitchen. We have designed a cla...

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  • Mendoza River Rafting Tour
    Mendoza River Rafting Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 10 Hrs

    A great opportunityfor adventure lovers, as the Mendoza River Rafting Tour will take you to Potrerillos Valley, to spend a da...

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  • Lujan Wine Region Tour with Lunch from Mendoza
    Lujan Wine Region Tour with Lunch from Mendoza New on TripHobo

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    9-hour wine tour, offering the opportunity to taste high quality wines from the best wineries in the scenic Agrelo and Perdri...

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