Tree-lined avenues, a lot of sunshine and the finest wines known to humanity. Mendoza is one of Argentina's finest cities, with crowded outdoor cafes, beautiful plazas, a lively shopping district and an exciting nightlife which takes place as much outside the bars and restaurants as it does inside. What's more, it just happens to be in the heart of wine country. The city's proximity to the famous Andes makes it a perfect base for skiers, mountaineers and hikers. Then there's the volcanic landscapes in southern Mendoza province, so spectacularly they're considered as internationally important as Perito Moreno and Iguazú Falls.