The city of Mendoza, with one million inhabitants is the mandatory pass for all mountain-climbers, for it is here that all climbers have to obtain an official authorization to climb the mountain or to do trekking on its slopes. The city is located at 110 miles from the mountain; has an international airport, numerous hotels, restaurants and recreational opportunities.
It is a viticulturist zone per excellence. It has numerous wineries for the production of fine wines of the highest quality that are exported to the whole world. Tourists can visit a  lot of these wineries and try its wines.
Its proximity to the Andean mountain range turns this city into an unbeatable destination for the adventure tourism: trekking, rafting, mountaineering and astounding landscapes to carry out photographic safaris, among other activities.
Other possibilities for the tourist are the practice of skiing in the winter season and thermalism in any season.
It posseses an important building development, commercial shop centres, an important lodging infrastructure, famous restaurants, shoppings, cinemas, regional products shops and a large quantity of ice cream parlours.