One of the things that attract attention on trips to Mendoza is in its capital city of the same name, which shines for its cleanliness and order, pedestrianized with pergolas and squares with different kinds of style. Anchored in a wine region par excellence, it has numerous wineries for the production of fine wines of the highest quality that are exported all over the world. Its proximity to the Andes Mountains, makes it an unbeatable destination for adventure tourism: trekking, rafting, mountaineering and spectacular landscapes for photographic safaris, among other activities that motivate trips to Mendoza for young Argentines and foreigners. Other possibilities offered by trips to Mendoza are skiing in winter, and hydrotherapy at any time of the year. This important Argentine city is a regional metropolis in the area of whose and has extensive commercial, industrial and cultural development. It is also the center of tourism to the Andean mountain range and Mount Aconcagua. Wine-growing area par excellence, it has numerous wineries for the production of fine wines of the highest quality that are exported all over the world. Many can be visited by travelers and have tastings.
It is located in the Aconcagua Provincial Park and with its 6.960 m it is crowned as the highest mountain in the Southern and Western Hemisphere and the highest summit in the American Continent. The origin of the name Aconcagua derives from the Quichua term ACKON-CAUAK, which means "stone sentinel", one of the most spectacular protected areas in Argentina. The region is characterized by being arid and rocky, with high peaks covered with permanent snow. The vegetation is poor and covers the slopes up to 4.000 m high, it is represented by herbs such as Coirón and stunted shrubs such as Yellow Wood. The fauna is also scarce and shows special adaptations to withstand such aridity. One of the most frequent birds is the Condor.
It is the second largest city in the province. From its origins it has always been characterized by its geography and its production. In this oasis it is cultivated: corn, alfalfa, vine, olive tree, fruit trees (peach, pear, plum) and cattle and sheep are raised. Derived from this production there are industries that produce canned dried products: sweets, liqueurs and various high-quality products. The main wineries in the country that have taken a seat in this city are also important. It has an intense movement and a modern urbanization. Its streets are wide and tree-lined, with ditches. The Atuel Canyon is the main landscape attraction.