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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 58.18 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 407.32 EUR from 11/12/2023

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Fiat Palio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 61.23 EUR/day
Fiat Palio

7 Days rental at 428.66 EUR from 11/12/2023

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  Manual |

Chevrolet Onix

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.85 EUR/day
Chevrolet Onix

7 Days rental at 432.98 EUR from 11/12/2023

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  Manual |

Useful to know about Mendoza

  • Mendoza is the centre of the Argentinian wine industry.
  • It’s close to the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas – Aconcagua.
  • The region is one of the driest and hottest on the continent.
  • Because of this, siesta time is rigidly followed from 1pm to 5.30pm.
  • In the winter it’s possible to ski in the nearby foothills of the Andes.


Popular car hire destinations in Mendoza

Mendoza car hire information

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