- Health Standard
Mendoza is a safe city from a health point of view. The water is potable.
Public hospitals offer emergency service 24 hours day for free (medical professionals are recognized worldwide as excellent level).
It is a safe city, but as in any big city in the world, its necessary to take some precautions as always take care of your personal belongings (cameras, camcorders, cell phones, wallets, etc.) and if possible do not wear them around the neck.
- Map of Mendoza City
The streets running east/west are renamed twice: across Av Gral San Martín and then the tracks of Belgrano St.
Phone numbers of the City of Mendoza have seven digits. Local calls do not require any dialing prefix, except in the case of cellular or mobile phones, you must preced the prefix 15 and then dial the 7 digits.
For calls inside the country, you have to lead 0, then the area code and the local number. And for international calls, it puts the 00 before international phone number (00 + country code + local area code + telephone number).
For those who want to call the City of Mendoza from the outside, must precede the local prefix number (0054 0261), if it is a landline, and the number 9 (0054 9 261) if it is a cell or mobile phone.
Calling Cards or prepaid: For those who want to rent a cell or mobile phone during their stay, can opt for a prepaid calling card service, which are purchased at kioskos and booths.
Internet and telephone booths: Around the city there are booths where you can make international calls and pay after you’ve finished, also have computers with internet access. They are charged per destination and duration, while Internet service charge for fractions of 15 minutes in most cases. The bars and restaurants offer free Wi Fi service with a mínimum consumption.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 10 to 13hs., however you can make cash withdrawals and other transactions at ATMs, which operate 24 hours.
- Lunch and dinner time
Confectioneries that offer breakfast open from 7 am.
In Mendoza lunch time is usually from 12 to 15h and dinner from 20 until 01h. However you can find places to eat fast food open 24 hours.
Smoking is prohibited in enclosed public places except bars and discos, but some restaurants feature designated smoking areas.
Parking in downtown is measured from 8 to 13 h. and from 16 to 21h., you will find identified people with fluorescent green or yellow shirts that sell the corresponding card, which is equivalent to a half-hour and the cost of each period is $ 3.00.
On the streets of the city, are suitable parking areas that you will recognize because they are marked with green color on the edge of the sidewalk.
Do not hire rental properties that are not legally qualified and/or offered by local Street. See the Tourist Information to check this: http://www.mendoza.travel/en/centro-de-informes/
Most museums are closed on Mondays.
If you are willing to make biking or rented scooter, look to hire those companies that offer group trips and guides or a companion to avoid possible loss or theft. Otherwise ask for possible circuits that can be performed and not deviate from them as you may enter in unsafe areas.
The ticket for permission to climb Aconcagua can be registered in the official government website http://www.aconcagua.mendoza.gov.ar/ ,complete the appropriate form, then get the payslip to be paid at any branch “Easy Pay”, located in the center of the city and presented it to your Service Provider (if you have hired a service) or ANP Visitor Center ( located at Av. San Martin 1143, Mendoza 1st Floor , from Monday to Friday from 8 to 18 h., or Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9 to 13h.). Do not forget your identity card or passport. When finished these requirements, you will be given the Entry Permit to check in Aconcagua Park.
- Shopping Trip
The schedule of the trade is not continuous, it is common that close between 13 to 17h. from Monday to Saturday and on Sundays and most holidays are closed all day.
Do not purchase products offered by street vendors because they do not have guarantees. For more information go to http://www.mendoza.travel/en/tiendas-de-ropa/
The shopping malls are open daily from 10 to 22h. For more information go to http://www.mendoza.travel/en/shoppings/
Supermarkets are open mostly from Monday to Sunday from 10 to 22 h. except Walmart supermarket (in Moldes 1023 and South Access – Dorrego, Guaymallén) which is open 24 hours.
The Central Market located on the corner of Las Heras and Patricias Mendocinas St. is a very characteristic historical walk that sells fresh products as chopped, seeds, nuts, meat, fish, ready meals and much more. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 8 to 13h and from 16 to 19h.
- Evening Entertainment
The discos or nightclubs open from 22h. when offered food service and closing is at 5:30h.
The sale of alcohol in bottle is prohibited in all shops after 23h. Before that time, if you want to buy beer or coke, there are returnable glass bottles that are cheaper.