Reasons To Visit Mendoza
The city of Mendoza is famous for its association with the wine industry, but it also offers much more for travelers with its beautiful natural landscape and interesting architecture. Many who come to Mendoza will want to explore its wineries, so be sure to go on a wine tour around the region. Those looking for something a little more adventurous can find many exciting activities in the natural landscape such as trekking, whitewater rafting and paragliding, while there is also a brief skiing season during the winter. Be sure to visit some of the top landmarks in Mendoza such as the Parque San Martin or head down to the Plaza Independencia in the center and start exploring the beautiful city.
Arriving In Mendoza
Mendoza Airport, also known as El Plumerillo International Airport, is situated just 8 km from the center of Mendoza and handles a range of domestic and regional flights. Those looking to travel from the UAE to Mendoza will not be able to make the trip directly, but there are a few flight options available which would involve just a single transfer to make the journey more convenient.
Mendoza Airport is a relatively small airport set within a single passenger terminal. Inside the airport you will find a decent selection of facilities and amenities, so you’re sure to find everything you would need. Along with a few different shops and duty-free shopping, you can find a small selection of cafés and restaurants to enjoy a meal while you wait for your flight. Once your flight has arrived at the airport, there are local buses available that can take you into central Mendoza if you would rather not pay for a private taxi. There are a few different car rental agencies operating at Mendoza Airport, so those looking to drive around and explore the region with their own vehicle can rent one easily upon arrival.
Mendoza Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Argentina, you are able to enter the country visa free for up to three months. The warmest months in Mendoza are from November to February which sees average highs exceeding 30 degrees, while during the winter period from May until August it can get surprisingly chilly so you will need warm clothing with you. In order to get on the local time zone you will need to put your clocks back by seven hours, while the currency you will need in Argentina is the Argentine peso.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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