Mendoza Travel Guide
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Spending long days exploring vineyards and tasting wines can be tiring work. We're serious! Especially under the warm sun at the foot of the Andes in Mendoza, Argentina. But, if you choose your hotel wisely when booking a vinocentric trip, you'll have just what you need for a good post-wine wind-down: a bathtub.
This video and the photo below shows our favorite part of the Park Hyatt Mendoza, where we spent the weekend indulging in the Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine tour. Not only is the bathroom huge, well-lit and mirrored up the wazoo, it has a fantastic tub and rainfall shower tucked away in a separate stall, which you can turn into your own personal steam room.
All this week, Eric Rosen will be bringing us his hotel recommendations for an interesting trip down in South America. He explains it all in our latest hotel guide--Budget Boutique Hotels of the 33rd Parallel South.
Mendoza is probably my favorite destination in Argentina. Sure, there are the natural splendors of the glaciers in the south and Iguazu Falls in the north. Buenos Aires definitely beckons with her joie de vivre, impromptu tango street demonstrations, and what might just be the best clubbing scene in the world.
But Mendoza--sprawling, dusty Mendoza--nestled in the eastern foothills of the towering Andes, is still my favorite. Why? Because you can drink some of the best wines in the world for very little money, and then you can work off your hangover with a day of hiking, horseback riding, and white water rafting in the nearby countryside.
What is the deal with this cast? Eat the meat. Just do it, committment to excellence, celtic pride--eat the meat.
Racers, for your penance we would put you up at the seven bedroom Finca Adalgisa guest house in Mendoza. Real tough punishment, huh? Well, you are television actors after all, thus we will pamper you even though you refused to eat perfectly tasty Argentine meat.
Finca Adalgisa, is in Mendoza, and looks like a nice, quiet romantic ranch house. It comes with air conditioning, a pool, a pond, a farmyard and a shed. The area directly behind the shed would be a great place for Phil to beat the contestants, due to their lack of intestinal fortitude.
About the only other inconvenience the Racers will have to endure at Finca Adalgisa, is a lack of space. The guest house has seven bedrooms, so a couple teams will have to bunk up.
This Mendoza guest house is also a perfect jumping off point for a day of wine tasting, rafting, or biking. If you go to the guest house, be sure to rent a car--it is after all a rural guest house.