With the reopening of the local airport, LATAM now operates direct flights to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Lima
The city in a bottle
Your first contact with the vineyards in Mendoza takes place in the sky, before landing: it’s possible to see part of the 165,000 hectares dedicated to the plantation of grapes. On your way back, if you love wine, you can bring a local bottle into the plane cabin, in your carry-on luggage. Just make sure the package is properly sealed with plastic film.
When you land at this airport – known as El Plumerillo –, just 15 minutes from the city center, you can go straight for a walk at Parque San Martín. It’s home to a 10.5-mile [17 km] trail, an artificial lake, museums, and restaurants that offer great local food.
To or from the airport, the official taxi service offers reliable and cheap transportation, with fares varying according to sector. A taxi ride to the city center costs around 50 Argentine pesos (US$1.3).
The Wi-Fi service is free and considered one of the best in airports in South America
The shop Puro Chocolate offers the best of Mendoza in a single place. There you’ll find delicious alfajores and chocolate from the region.
A roof made of native wood protects the interior of Mendoza Airport, the fourth most important airport in Argentina. The most recent renovations included improvements to the runway and extension of the terminal, which welcomes 1.3 million passengers each year.