Maipu Department is part of the Province called greater Mendoza, i.e. the densely populated urban cord that is located on the outskirts of the provincial capital. Staying in one of the many hotels in Mendoza, is very feasible then, due to its proximity, make visits or excursions to this picturesque place which provides a lot of attractive places to visit. Maipu Department is one of the maspoblados, with almost 100,000 inhabitants. It is the second town of the Republic Argentina by its demographic growth, indicating that increasingly more people living or decide to live in Maipu. The main activity of the region is, without a doubt, wine production, which is reflected in the large number of wineries and vineyards existing in this locality.
The possibilities that offers the tourist Maipu are numerous, both because of its huge gastronomic offer, which translates into multiplicity of places to eat and sample the delicious local cuisine, as well as taste the fantastic wines that the province produces. In Maipu, it is also possible to find establishments that provide alternatives for rural tourism and campsites, for lovers of outdoor life. One of the most solid proposals from Maipu is the path of wine and olive. The reason why these crops are so popular is the particular microclimate that enjoys region, which added to the important work in terms of generation of irrigation has historically carried out, make of Maipu one of the best places in the world for quality crops. Maipu is located near the bioceanic corridor, denomination which is known to the direct route linking Argentina with Chile.
It is therefore to reach and navigate Maipu is extremely simple and straightforward. Only 16 km from Mendoza capital we can find the Wine Museum. This style building it is possible to witness the processes that are used to produce the wine in past centuries, and so appreciate the huge development that this industry to suffered. Furthermore it is also possible to taste of the delicious varietals that are produced in the area. Another station of the wine route is the National Museum of vintage, located in the old wine cellars Giol. It’s two mansions that have been declared cultural heritage of the province. By consulting with your hotel in Mendoza it will be possible to schedule this beautiful excursion that will take you to the heart of one of the most traditional industries in the region.