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Ushuaia Services

During the summer high season, more services are offered and hours are extended. You can get End of the World stamps in your passport at any of the city tourism offices or at the museums.

 

Information

The SecretarĂ­a de Tourism (city tourism office) is in the former Biblioteca Popular Sarmiento (Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., weekends and holidays 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. San MartĂ­n 674, Tel.: 42-4550 / 43-2001, Fax: 43-2000, E-mail: muniush@speedy.com.ar, URL: www.e-ushuaia.com). Branch offices at the Muelle TurĂ­stico (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., weekends and holidays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.) and at the airport.

APN – Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego (national park office) (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. San Martín 1395, URL: parquesnacionales.gov.ar). If coming in winter, check here to see if the road to the park is open.

Club Andino Ushuaia (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-8 p.m. Fadul 50, Tel.: 42-2335, URL: www.clubandinoushuaia.com.ar)

Antarctica is part of Tierra del Fuego Province. The Instituto Fueguino de Turismo has an Antarctica tourism office in Ushuaia (Avenida MaipĂș 505, Tel.: 42-1423 / 42-3340, E-mail: anartida@tierradelfuego.org.ar, URL: www.tierradelfuego.org.ar).

Policia Provincial (Deloqui 492, Tel.: 42-1773 / emergency 101).

Consulates:

Chile (Jainen 50, Tel.: 43-0909)

Finland (Gobernador Paz 1569, Tel.: 42-3240)

France (O. Andrade 563, Tel.: 43-0025)

Italy (de la Pradera 1889, Barrio Casas del Sur, Tel.: 44-0406)

Spain (Oficina RĂ­o Claro Seguros, 25 de Mayo 260, floor1, Tel.: 43-0864)

 

Money

During the summer, some banks extend their services to include money exchange for foreigners. Most money facilities are on San MartĂ­n or on MaipĂș. Services are also available at the airport. All banks have ATMs that accept MasterCard, Cirrus, Visa, Plus, Diners Club and American Express, with 24-hour access. Bank hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Commission is charged on travelers checks and credit card transactions.

Banco de Tierra del Fuego (in high season, also open on weekends. San MartĂ­n and Roca). In high season, exchanges U.S. dollars, euros, travelers checks.

Banco de la NaciĂłn Argentina (San MartĂ­n 190). Exchanges U.S. dollars, euros; Western Union agent.

Banco Patagonia (Godoy and San MartĂ­n).

Banco del Sol (San MartĂ­n and Patagonia). Exchanges U.S. dollars, euros.

Casa de Cambio Thaler exchanges many Western and Latin American currencies and yen, as well as American Express, MasterCard and Visa travelers checks in major currencies (at lower rate) (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. San MartĂ­n 209, Tel.: 42-1911).

Pago FĂĄcil is another Western Union agent in Ushuaia (Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 4 - 9 p.m. PerĂłn Norte 158, Tel.: 44-4521).

 

Communications

Send your End of the World postcard to family and friends at Correo Argentino. Packages weighing over a kilogram need to pass through the customs department of the post office (Monday - Friday 10 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. San MartĂ­n 309). Other courier services are OCA (Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MaipĂș 790) and DHL (Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.., 3 - 6 p.m. 25 de Mayo 260, ground floor, office 5. Tel.: 43-0894).

There are many Internet cafés along San Martín and Gobernador Paz streets. In general, Internet is expensive in Ushuaia, costing up to $3 per hour. At peak times it is slow. Skype is common. A cheaper option is an unnamed Internet shop that charges $1.70 per hour (Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - midnight, Sunday 1 p.m. - midnight Gobernador Paz and 25 de Mayo).

Telephone booths are located throughout the city, including one at Rivadavia and Paz (Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday and holidays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.). International rates are from $0.25 per minute.

 

Medical

Hospital Regional Ushuaia provides medical assistance to the city (MaipĂș and 12 de Octubre. Tel: 42-1439 / emergency 107). There are several pharmacies along San MartĂ­n, including Andina Farmacia (San MartĂ­n 638), Farmacia Salk (San MartĂ­n 931) and Farmacia San MartĂ­n (San MartĂ­n 1241). They follow the de turno system in which one is appointed to be open overnight. Schedules and addresses are published in the daily papers and posted in drugstore windows. Most pharmacies are open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Laundry

Soles del Milenio has same-day service if dropped off in the morning (Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Gobernador Paz 219. Tel.: 42 4108. Wash $3, wash and dry $6 per basket). Clean and Point does clothing and heavy items like sleeping bags; it has same-day service (Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 3:30 - 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. MaipĂș 1163. Tel.: 42-4477. Wash, dry, fold $11.50 per bag).

 

Camera

There are several photo shops along San Martín. One is Foto Eduardo’s, which has a large selection of cameras and accessories, stocks 35 mm (100, 200, 400 ISO) and 110 film, and does film processing (Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.). For camera repairs, try Digital Sur (Gobernador Campos 664. Tel.: 43-4867).

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