The picturesque city of Mendoza sits in a valley of the Andes Mountains. Mendoza attracts those who want to experience Spanish lessons in Argentina through Ecela’s study abroad program.
Top Local Activities in Mendoza
Clase de Mate – A favorite activity among Ecela school students is taking a Clase de Mate. Mate is a traditional drink of Argentina. By attending a Clase de Mate you are learning the history of mate, how to prepare it, and how to drink it. This is a cultural experience that encompasses everything important to Argentinians.
Club de Conversación– If you are staying in the city you will want plan a stop at Club de Conversacion. This is where you will find groups discussing the latest in news, culture and sharing personal opinions. The Club de Conversacion is the perfect place to expand your Spanish lessons in Argentina.
Clases de Cocina – And if you are most comfortable in the kitchen, or want to explore a traditional Argentinian culinary experience be sure to sign up to take a cooking class- a Clase de Cocina. You can learn how to prepare a culinary staple of the country- the Argentinian empanada. These delicious little packets of pure splendor have been enjoyed by generations. Not only will you be learning how to make a traditional empanada, but you will be expanding on your Spanish lessons in Argentina to include culinary terms and ingredients.
Tango Lessons – Learn and practice dancing Argentina’s famous Tango.
Top Weekend Excursions in Mendoza
For a fun weekend adventure head outside the city. Mendoza is surrounded with vineyards, which make for wonderful excursions. Plan a day trip during your free time and join other tourists that want to explore the tradition of wine making. You can book a group horseback or biking tour through wine country, and share a meal or stay for a sampling to make your visit complete.
Visit a ranch like La Alejandra for the weekend to experience life on a working ranch. When you chose the Ecela school to learn Spanish in Mendoza this is an excursion that you can plan with classmates and new local friends.
If you are a thrill-seeker and want to visit the mountains you will have the opportunity to explore the Andes while you are here learning Spanish in Mendoza. You can participate in sports like biking, hiking, rafting, fishing, climbing, and so much more during an excursion. There are numerous guided tours that are operated by locals, who will be able to show you the most splendid areas to explore.
Mendoza is full of life and fun. Mendoza and the surrounding areas are a stop for those heading to the mountains, those looking for some rest and relaxation, and those who have chosen to explore Argentina with the Ecela school.