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The tourism office, located just a block from the bus terminal, orients visitors to Comodoro (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., weekends 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Rivadavia and Pellegrini, Tel: 406-0431, E-mail:, URL: Other important agencies are police (Rivadavia 101, Tel: 446-2778) and ACA (Alvear and Dorrego, Tel: 446-4036). Consulates are Brazil (R Riera 260, piso 1, Tel: 447-3361), Chile (Alte Brown 45, piso 1, Tel: 447-1043), Italy (Belgrano 845, Tel: 446-4138), Portugal (San Martín 759, piso 1, Tel: 447-5424) and Spain (San Martín 654, Tel: 446-1859). The national park headquarters for Parque Marítimo Costero Patagonia Austral will be located in Comodoro.


Most banks are on San Martín. Teller hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Link network ATMs also accept American Express and Diners Club cards. Only Banco de la Nación exchanges US dollars for non-clients; it is also a Western Union agent (San Martín 102). Western Union is also represented by Telecentro Blei (Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. San Martín 808).

Casa de Cambio Thaler exchanges many Western currencies and Yen, as well as travelers checks (American Express, Master Card, Visa) in major currencies (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mitre 943). Turismo Ceferino exchanges US dollars and Euros (9 de Julio 880, oficina 4, Tel: 447-3805, E-mail:, URL:


The post office is at San Martín and Moreno (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.). Phone centers are easy to find. Internet is expensive in Comodoro. On Rivadavia, near Mitre, are Cyber Café Jugados ($1.75 per hour) and Cyber Néticos ($2.25 per hour).


Hospital Regional is almost one kilometer (0.6 mi) south of Plaza Ortiz (Yrigoyen 950, Tel: 447-1350 / emergency 107). Pharmacies follow the de turno system. Farmacia Central is open 24 hours (San Martín 537).


LaveRap charges $4.50 to wash and dry a basket of clothes, and has free pick-up and delivery (Rivadavia 283, Tel: 446-0295).

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