The Best Places to Take a Date in Mendoza, Argentina
A vineyard in Mendoza, a great place for a date | © Mark Surman/Flickr
Mendoza is easily one of the most romantic places in Argentina. From its picturesque city laden with exceptionally manicured parks and plazas to the backdrop of the Andes mountains, Mendoza charms with its beauty. We round up the best places to take someone out on a date in Mendoza.
Check out the vineyards in Chacras de Coria | © Mark Surman/Flickr
Many couples have trouble choosing whether to stay in the city or the valleys when they come to Mendoza. Well, Chacras de Coria give you the best of both worlds so you don’t have to choose. Located outside the city at the entrance to the wine circuits route, this little enclave has everything you need to enjoy Mendoza without ferrying back and forth between the city and the vineyards. It is full of both idyllic boutique hotels and vineyards, as well as world-class restaurants, and so is the perfect choice for a romantic weekend getaway.
Mendoza is known for its wine, of course, and many travelers coming to the region are expecting to get up close and personal with some vineyards. But many couples looking to spend some quality time together would rather not opt for a group tour, so a great option is to conduct a private tour of the vineyards by hiring a driver to take you around for an afternoon. This way you get to choose which vineyards you want to go to, and you can even drink all the samples at the wine tasting because you won’t have to drive home at the end of the day.
A perfect path for biking between vineyards | © Mitch Weisburgh/Flickr
For the more active couples out there, hiring bikes to spend the day cycling around the vineyards is one of the most romantic pursuits that you can do. There are plenty of bike rental options all over Mendoza, so put aside an afternoon to cruise around this incredible landscape of sprawling vineyards and epic mountains. Just make sure to stay hydrated, as cycling and drinking wine all day can really take it out of you!
Vines of Mendoza
For those looking to experience the luxurious side of Mendoza, the hotel, spa, restaurant and vineyard at Vines of Mendoza is the place for you. Home to Francis Mallmann’s epic Siete Fuegos restaurant, this complex also has a state-of-the-art spa that benefits from a superb location in the Andean foothills, and has everything you need to relax and recharge after a long day exploring the area.
Vines of Mendoza (Tasting Room), RP 94, Los Sauces, Mendoza, Argentina +54 261 461-3800
This popular restaurant is located near Chacras de Coria and offers diners a set menu or an exquisite five course tasting menu, perfect for that special occasion. The setting is minimal and chic, and anyone looking for a romantic night out with that special someone will be delighted by what they find in store for them in Brindillas.
Hot springs in Mendoza | © Sebastian Werner/Flickr
Mendoza gets very hot in the summer, and so one of the best ways to cool off is to head to the Cacheuta Hot Springs. This complex has a waterpark for kids and a number of public baths, but it also has a private spa with a number of bathing pools for anyone who wants to spend their time with a little more privacy in this unparalleled location, surrounded by the Mendocino mountains.
Casa El Enemigo
Another great option for romantics of all ages, Casa El Enemigo is a bodega inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, and is a singular experience for anyone wanting to try out the real taste of Mendoza. This private enclave has its own vineyard and restaurant located in a luxurious setting, and it is a popular place for couples who have come to Mendoza for its romantic environment as well as its world class wines and food.
Casa El Enemgio, Videla Aranda 7008, 5519 Maipú, Mendoza, Argentina +54 261 413-9178