Mendoza offers a number of sport events that complements its tourist attractions such as the Wine Roads, adventure tourism, science and natural landscapes among others.
Therefore, athletes in different sport disciplines come to the province to show their skills while the audience from different places find a destination that invites to come back.
The sport activities in Mendoza are varied: football, car racing, rugby, cycling, basketball, tennis, and cross country among others. It would be worth highlighting the football since it is the national sport. Professional teams that belong to the Argentinean Football Association (AFA) are present periodically during the year, and when the summer season comes, they start with their practices playing different games in the emblematic football Stadium Malvinas Argentinas.
Car races are an important activity within the boundaries of Mendoza. The sport has variants that go from regular races to the famous Rally of the Wineries.
In Mendoza also took place one of the stages of Dakar Rally, which linked the city of San Rafael with Mendoza capital. Due to its geographic characteristics Mendoza is the perfect place for the motor sport lovers.
Cycling competitions of different disciplines: triathlons, pentathlons, marathons usually take place in Mendoza.
Ski competitions also are held during winter in the ski resorts located in the province. Among the water sports, it is possible to observe windsurf and fish competitions.
In addition to these, air sports may trigger an adrenaline rush even to the observer. Paragliding and hot air ballooning are some of the most significant air competences.
The province landscapes are ideal settings for the development of different competences. Mendoza attracts sportsmen not only by its mountains, plains, valleys and cities but also by its climate, which is favourable for the practice of outdoor activities.
The connections between the different points of the province, the bus and the airline frequencies along with the numerous accesses to the city favour sportsmen and tourism displacement.
The advantage of the Mendoza location, its infrastructure and its geography is accompanied by the Mendocinean friendly people.
Mendoza has five golf courts that attract tourists. With specially built landscapes, they offer an unforgettable and grateful experience.
These large green spaces with varying degrees of difficulty make the sport an attraction to people from everywhere. Lagoons, bunkers, trees, hillocks and areas of high pasture test the skill of the golfers.
Golf can be practiced during the whole year, which enables the enjoyment of a variety of climates and different scenes of Mendoza. An example of this is in winter time, when the snow- covered golf courts generate an imposing framework.
Three golf courts are found in Gran Mendoza: Golf Club Andino located in General San Martín Park, Club de Campo Mendoza, in Guaymallén and La Vacherie , in Luján.
Also, 230 km towards the south of Mendoza , players can satisfy their hunger for golf in the Viñas del Golf, a court surrounded by vineyards, and another one at the NevadoGolf Club.
Moreover, Mendoza offers a great variety of facilities and high quality services regarding lodgings, gastronomy and recreation, which invite golfers not only to enjoy the sport but also to visit the province and to taste the wines and food of each region.
The proximity of the golf courses to the urban areas in Gran Mendoza and in San Rafael as well, allows golfers an easy access to tourist services and the possibility to complement the practice of the sport with all the activities that offer the Wine Roads, the gastronomy, the adventure and captivating landscapes of the Andes mountain range.
In summer, fishing is allowed in the rivers fed by thaws in the southern part of Mendoza, with their excellent trout and other salmons, is ideal for those who seek the immeasurable peace and magic of the pristine natural landscapes.