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Mendoza Car Rental  Guide

Discovering Mendoza Behind the Wheel: Your Ultimate Guide to Car Rentals

Mendoza, Argentina's wine capital, nestled at the foothills of the Andes, offers a rich tapestry of experiences — from lush vineyards to high mountain trails. To experience the depth of Mendoza's offerings, consider the autonomy that comes with a rental car. Here’s your compass for navigating Mendoza on four wheels.

Why Opt for a Rental Car in Mendoza:

  1. Vineyard Hops: The ability to flit between vineyards on your own timetable makes wine-tasting a more personalized experience.
  2. Own Your Itinerary: Want to catch the dawn over the Andes or indulge in a late-night tango? Your car, your rules.
  3. Hidden Gems: Mendoza’s charm often lies in its lesser-known locales, best accessed with personal transport.

Car Rental Insights:

  1. Airport Proximity: The Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport, commonly known as El Plumerillo, is approximately 8 km from Mendoza city. A swift 15-minute drive gets you into the heart of the city.
  2. Toll Information: Major highways around Mendoza are typically toll-free, but always be prepared with some cash for unforeseen charges.
  3. Road Report: Primary routes, like Ruta 40, are in good condition. However, if vineyard hopping or mountain trailing, be prepared for some uneven terrains.
  4. Traffic Trends: Mendoza maintains a relaxed pace. Still, during wine festivals or peak seasons, popular areas might witness increased traffic.

Choosing the Perfect Vehicle:

  1. City Explorers: A compact car is sufficient for navigating the city and nearby attractions.
  2. Mountain & Vineyard Adventurers: If your journey includes mountain trails or off-road vineyard visits, an SUV or all-terrain vehicle is recommended.
  3. Weather Gear: Mendoza has a desert climate, with hot summers and cool winters. Ensure your vehicle comes equipped with air conditioning for those warmer months.

Drive-Worthy Destinations:

  1. Ruta del Vino: This wine route is a must, letting you meander through some of Mendoza’s most iconic vineyards.
  2. Aconcagua Provincial Park: Approximately 165 km from Mendoza, this park is home to South America’s highest peak and offers breathtaking views.
  3. Puente del Inca: About 183 km from the city, this natural bridge with thermal springs is both a geological wonder and a piece of historical intrigue.
  4. Cacheuta Thermal Spa: Roughly 38 km away, rejuvenate amidst the Andean scenery in these thermal baths.

Driving Hints for Novices:

  1. Weather Watch: While Mendoza enjoys moderate weather, occasional mountain trips can be met with unpredictable conditions. Always stay updated on forecasts.
  2. Stay Oriented: A GPS system or an updated map can be crucial, especially when exploring the vast vineyard stretches.
  3. Fuel Forethought: Fill up when in the city. While there are gas stations scattered around, remote areas might not offer frequent refueling points.

Wrapping Up:

Mendoza, with its enchanting blend of culture, nature, and taste, is best savored at one’s own pace. Renting a car ensures an immersive experience, transforming travel from mere sightseeing to storytelling.

For real-time details, always consult local resources and services before your journey.

Current Rental Rates in Mendoza

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.17 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 316.25 EUR from 17/06/2024

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  Manual |

Fiat Palio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 46.03 EUR/day
Fiat Palio

7 Days rental at 322.24 EUR from 17/06/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Chevrolet Onix

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.49 EUR/day
Chevrolet Onix

7 Days rental at 325.49 EUR from 17/06/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Mendoza: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Wine Country Tours: Utilize your rental car to explore the heart of Argentina's wine country. Drive through the picturesque vineyards of Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. Visit various wineries to taste world-renowned Malbecs and learn about the winemaking process. Many estates offer gourmet dining experiences with stunning Andean backdrops.

  • Andean Road Trips: Embark on a breathtaking drive into the Andes Mountains. Routes like the road to the Cristo Redentor pass offer dramatic landscapes and the opportunity to see Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. Stop at Puente del Inca, a natural bridge with mineral-rich hot springs.

  • Explore Mendoza City: Drive around Mendoza City, enjoying the tree-lined streets, sprawling parks, and vibrant plazas. Visit historical sites such as the Independence Plaza and the Pasado Cuyano Museum. The city is also known for its lively culinary scene, featuring traditional Argentine asados and international cuisine.

  • Adventure Activities in Potrerillos: A short drive from Mendoza, Potrerillos is an adventure hub where you can engage in activities such as rafting, zip-lining, and hiking. The Potrerillos Dam offers stunning views and is a popular spot for water sports.

  • Thermal Springs and Spa Resorts: Use your hire car to visit the thermal springs around Mendoza. Areas like Cacheuta offer thermal baths with therapeutic properties, set against a backdrop of mountainous terrain, providing a perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation after a day of exploration.


Mendoza - Popular Destinations

  • Maipu Wine Region - Approximately 15 kilometers
  • Potrerillos Dam - Approximately 70 kilometers
  • Uco Valley Wine Region - Approximately 100 kilometers
  • Aconcagua Provincial Park - Approximately 180 kilometers
  • San Rafael - Approximately 230 kilometers

Mendoza car hire information

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Average prices per day in Mendoza

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