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Chacras de Coria

A small village on the outskirts of Mendoza offering wine and relaxation

Heading out of the city, toward the wine valleys for which the area has become famous, is the small town of Chacras de Coria. Today, this area is often referred to as part of the greater Mendoza region, but it has still managed to retain a feeling of separation.

As tourism to the Mendoza region has grown, this small town has become more and more popular for the feeling of access to Mendoza and the benefits, along with being nowhere near as busy or as congested. Many of the small “Fincas” or Paradors here are privately owned and much smaller than the larger hotels of the city, thus providing you with a much more personal touch.

On top of this, as Chacras is on the edge of some of the vineyards, it is a short cycle or car ride to many of the best restaurants or smaller vineyards where it is possible to have a look around and have a tasting.

We are very big fans of this area and definitely recommend visiting the Clos de Chacras restaurant that is right in the centre of town and could not prepare a better lunch….but be warned that you may not be able to cycle back afterwards!!

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    Chacras de Coria

    At a glance…The Esteros del Ibera

  • Population: 8,000+
  • Location: Western Argentina
  • Recommended time: 3 to 5 nights
  • Time to visit: September to April
  • Go here for: wine and food, wildlife
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