Mendoza is a fantastic place to visit, very lively and beautiful. It is definitely worth a few days exploring. You can go on wine tours or just enjoy the nightlife which is exceptional. Some restaurants are wonderful and the ice cream is world-beating. Near the hotel that we use before climbing Mount Aconcagua, is a large supermarket which sells anything you may need. There is also a gear rental shop opposite the hotel where you can buy or rent almost anything you may need for your trip.
Mendoza is the capital city of the Mendoza Province, 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. Ruta Nacional 7, which is the major road running between Buenos Aires and Santiago, runs through Mendoza. The city is a frequent stopover for climbers on their way to Mount Aconcagua and for adventure travellers interested in mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and other sports. In the winter, skiers come to the city for its easy access to the Andes.
Two of the main industries of Mendoza area are olive oil production and winemaking. The region around Greater Mendoza is the largest wine producing area in Latin America. As such, Mendoza is one of nine cities worldwide in the network of the Great Capitals of Wine, and the city is an emerging wine tourism destination and base for exploring the hundreds of wineries in the region.