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The main tourism office is in a Victorian-style house across from Plaza Independencia (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., weekends and holidays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., extended hours in summer. Mitre, 387, Tel.: 42-0139 / 42-6819, E-mail:, URL: / It has a branch at the bus terminal (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., weekends and holidays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.). Other useful offices are: police (San Martín 451, Tel.: 42-7598 / emergency 101) and ACA (Avenida Fontana and San Martín, Tel.: 43-5197 / 1559-2295).


A baker’s dozen of banks operate in Trelew. They are open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Most exchange U.S. dollars and euros only for clients. All have 24-hour ATMs.

  • Banco de la Nación Argentina (25 de Mayo, 2) exchanges U.S. dollars, euros; Western Union agent
  • Banco del Chubut (Rivadavia and 25 de Mayo)
  • BBVA / Banco Francés (Belgrano, 272)
  • HSBC (Belgrano, 271)
  • Patagonia (9 de Julio, 102) exchanges U.S. dollar American Express travelers checks ($500 per day limit)
  • Santander (Rivadavia, 171)

Confiar exchanges U.S. dollars, euros and Brazilian real at slightly less than market rates (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4:30-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 9 de Julio, 226, Tel.: 43-2220).


To send a postcard of the stylish penguins to the gang back home, go to Correo Argentino (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 25 de Mayo and Mitre). Telefónica locutorios (phone call centers) are common throughout the city–many have Internet. To get online costs $0.80 at most cyber cafés; Skype is common. GreenHouse is a bit cheaper for an hour of internet (Fontana and España). Locutorio del Centro on the plaza (25 de Mayo, 219) has telephone, fax, and Internet.


Hospital Zonal is Trelew’s public health facility (28 de Julio, 160, Tel: 42-7542 / emergency 107). Pharmacies follow the de turno system. Many are in the downtown area, especially on Rivadavia and on Pellegrini. Farmacia Patagónicas on Plaza Independencia is open 24-hours (Rivadavia, 348, Tel.: 43-5218).


Giselle is both a laundromat and drycleaner. For wash and dry, it charges $4.25 per basket load, with same-day service if dropped off in the morning (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-8 p.m.).


Fotorama has perhaps the best stock of analog and digital camera necessities in Trelew, as well as film developing (España, 40, Tel.: 43-5310).

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