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The Ministerio de Turismo provincial tourism office is helpful, though it doesn’t have concrete information on transportation, lodging prices and other services (daily 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. JM Uriburu 820, Tel.: 42-5192 / 43-6120, E-mail:, URL: It also has a branch at the bus terminal (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4:30-9 p.m.; weekends, holidays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-9 p.m.). Other useful offices include the police (Saavedra 323, Tel.: 42-6189) and ACA (Aveinda Gutnisky 3025, Tel.: 45-0621). Consulates include Paraguay (Patiño 936, Tel.: 43-1923), Italy (Avenida Gutnisky 4555, Tel.: 45-4267) and Spain (Moreno 871, Tel.: 43-1039).


Banking hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-noon. All the following have ATMs:

  • Banco Formosa (Belgrano and Avenida 25 de Mayo; also at 25 de Mayo and San Martín)
  • Banco de la Nación (25 de Mayo and Mitre)—also Western Union agent
  • Banco de Galicia (25 de Mayo 160)—also exchanges U.S. dollars, euros
  • Banco Francés / BBVA (25 de Mayo, between Moreno and D. Funes)—also exchanges U.S. dollars
  • Banco Patagonia (25 de Mayo 44)—also exchanges U.S. dollars, euros

Keeping in Touch

The post office is on Formosa’s main street (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 5-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Avenida 25 de Mayo and Avenida 9 de Julio). For phone or Internet services, head to Telecentro (Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-midnight, Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 5 p.m.-midnight, Sunday 5-noon. Avenida San Martín and Fontana) or Big Bang Telecentro (Monday- Friday 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 6-10:30 p.m. 25 de Mayo 245). Both charge $0.80 per hour to go online. Neither has Skype.


The general hospital is Hospital Central (Fotheringham 550, Tel.: 42-6194) and the pediatric facility is Hospital de la Madre y el Niño (Ayacucho 1150, Tel.: 42-6097). Many pharmacies are along Avenida 25 de Mayo and follow the de turno system (taking turns staying open 24-hours). Farmacity is open 24-hours (25 de Mayo and Moreno).

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