A city in western Argentina, and the centre of wine production for the country. It is a quaint city, with just over 100,000 inhabitants in the city proper. Mendoza is known for it’s breathtaking scenery, world-class wines and olive oil, and outdoor activities. Although it has plenty of beautiful women, it doesn’t quite hold up to Cordoba, Rosario or Buenos Aires in this regard.
DATING IN MENDOZA
Welcome to the best chance you have in Argentina for hooking-up with an actual Argentine. The girls of Mendoza are much more receptive to foreigners (and people in general), perhaps because they aren’t bombarded with them quite as much as Buenos Aires or Cordoba. If you dress well and speak Spanish, you will be miles ahead of your fellow travellers already. Don’t be afraid to approach here, but even if you are chances are that girls will approach you, or make it inescapably clear that they are interested in getting to know you. Love hotels are prevalent in case you’re staying in a hostel.
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WOMEN IN MENDOZA
As Tony the Tiger would say, “they’re grrrrrrrreeeaat! Well, not quite as great as Rosario, Cordoba or Buenos Aires, but remember this is Argentina we’re talking about. You’ll notice that, physically, the girls in Mendoza are more similar to Merida, Venezuela than to Buenos Aires. I’m not sure of the demographic breakdown of this place, but the girls on average have darker skin and features than Portenas. They are also just straight up kinder and bring more enthusiasm to a party. In my opinion, Mendoza is the best major city to meet women in Argentina.
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RENT AN APARTMENT IN MENDOZA
$350.00 is a good starting price for an apartment or house in Mendoza.
NIGHTLIFE IN MENDOZA
It isn’t Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo or Mexico City, but it doesn’t suck. I’d stick to Centro for logistical purposes, but there are a few good bars and discos on the outskirts. Just stay around Plaza Independencia and there are many bars and clubs a stone’s throw away.
I recommend: Por Aca. The obvious choice, but also the best for meeting a girl. A bunch of hippie backpackers here on any given night. Try to ignore them.
IS MENDOZA SAFE?
It’s safe in Mendoza. I can’t fathom anything happening to you here. The poorest part of the city is the northern part, so perhaps stay clear if you’re the paranoid type.
COST OF LIVING IN MENDOZA
The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.
*Figures are listed in USD
You’ll need a minimum of $568 USD/month to live in Mendoza, Argentina
Mendoza is a marvellous city that should not be overlooked. If you disdain the chaos and cutthroat nature of big city life, and if you like the outdoors and a good glass of wine, I struggle to think of a better city to be a part of. The people are incredibly welcoming, the downtown core is clean, organized and pleasing to the eye and the cost of living is low. It is quite a ways from Buenos Aires, (15 hour bus ride) but I think it’s worth it. It’s probably my favourite Argentine city. But unfortunately, due to it’s smallish size, younger travellers may feel restless if they spend more than a few weeks here.
OVERALL RATING: 8.5/10
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