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The INGUAT office (Avenida del Calvario 1-17, Zona 1, Edificio Los Arcos) is located 15 minutes from the city center along the road leading to the Calvario church. The helpful bilingual guide provides maps and brochures and is happy to answer any questions. Banks and ATMs are in abundance, with most located within blocks from Parque Central. Exchange your foreign currency and traveler's checks at the bank. Most banks are open Monday – Friday 8.30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturdays 8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Banco Industrial has an office and Visa ATM at 1a Calle and 2a Avenida, Zona 1. Mastercards can be used at Banco G&T Continental at the corner of 1a Calle and 4a Avenida.

The town’s post office is located at the junction of 2a Avenida and 3a Calle, Zona 2. Card phones are available all around the central park. Internet service is fast and accessible all over town. Internet Pamáczimo (1a Calle 10-21, Zona 3; Tel: (502) 7951-3044) offers high-speed Internet at $0.75/hr, as well as printing and CD burning services.

Laundry service is available in most hostels. Lavandería Monja Blanca (1a Calle 13-37, Zona 4; Open daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) charges $4.75 per basket for both washing and drying. Lavandería Berty (2a Calle 5-10, Zona 3; Tel: (502) 7951-4880) has 24-hour service including ironing and dry cleaning.

There are several pharmacies around the central park, a few of which have 24-hour services and accept credit cards. Farmacía Batres (3a Avenida 1-04, Zona 4; Tel: (502) 7951-1503) is one of them, with a wide range of medical products on sale. Policlínica Galeno (3a Avenida 1-47; Tel: (502) 7951-2913) has out-patient services. Most businesses, including tour operators, are closed on Sundays.

Cobán, Guatemala

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By Nellie Huang
14 Oct 2009

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