Perched in the foothills of the Andes, the world is your oyster in Mendoza, all directions open. Famed for its fine wines, it’s also the logical place to do visa hops from Valparaíso or Santiago. Some other notable attractions include beautiful urban parks, great cuisine, and an extremely fine artisanal market.
Every time I’ve come to Mendoza, my plan was to possibly rent here. It really seems not a bad city to stay in. However, it’s very tough to find suitable rentals. I’d always stay for a week or two though, and always appreciated my stay (especially the food).
Mendoza is not great for nomad cafes, but there are enough to get by.
There are also a couple of Starbucks in the Centro area. I should warn you that the one on San Martin, while having lots of seating, seems to have persistant wifi problems. Very strange for a Starbucks. If you go there, check if the wifi is working before buying a drink. Just a few blocks away, by Plaza España, there is another branch, which is smaller, but has reliable wifi. This smaller plaza might be the nicest of the little urban parks that dot the city.
Have a great stay in Mendoza folks!