Centro de InformaciĂłn de Turismo y Cultura de Arequipa: The municipal tourism office has information on the cityâ€™s and canyonsâ€™ attractions. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Portal de la Municipalidad 112, Plaza de Armas. Tel: 204-801, URL: www.muniarequipa.gob.pe.
I-Peru: Right next door to the municipal tourism office is the helpful I-Peru office, which dispenses information on what to see and do in Arequipa, Colca and Cotahuasi Canyons and other attractions in the region. I-Peru also has a branch in the airport, in the main hall and at arrivals (Tel: 444-564). Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Portal de la Municipalidad 110, Plaza de Armas. Tel: 223-265, E-mail: email@example.com, URL: www.turismoperu.info.
Auto-Colca: Colca Canyonâ€™s tourism board has an office in downtown Arequipa. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Ca. Puente Grau 116. Tel: 203-010, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com, URL: www.colcaperu.gob.pe.
Indecopi: You can file complaints about tourism services here. HipĂłlito Unanue 100A, Urb. Victoria. Tel: 212-052
Migraciones (immigration): Parque 2, Quinta TristĂˇn. Tel: 421-759.
Sernanp (national park office): Manzana C, Lote 3, Urb. La Marina Cayma. Tel: 271-346
Tourism Police: Ca. JerusalĂ©n 315-316. Tel: 201-258.
Touring y AutomĂłvil Club del PerĂş: Av. Goyenche 313. Tel: 603-131, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: www.touringperu.com.pe
The following countries have consulates in Arequipa:
Belgium: Ca. Santa Catalina 101. Tel: 608-281.
Brazil: Ca. Luna Pizarro 401, Vallecito. Tel: 206-562.
Chile: Ca. Mercaderes 212, of. 600, 6th floor. Tel: 223-947.
Finland: Ca. San JosĂ© 110, int. 102. Tel: 200-004.
France: Ca. Santa Catalina 208-A. Tel: 215-579.
Germany: Ca. Ugarte 207. Tel: 229-798.
Italy: Urb. El Bosque, Casa 2, Cayma. Tel: 274-353.
Netherlands: LeĂłn XIII D-13, Cayma. Tel: 257-436.
Poland: Ca. JerusalĂ©n 401-B. Tel: 206-217. Spain: Ca. Ugarte 218, 2nd floor. Tel. 205-747.
Switzerland: Av. Miguel Forga 348, Parque Industrial. Tel: 229-998.
Sweden: Urb. Bello Horizonte I-2, Cayma. Tel: 251-499.
UK: Ca Santo Domingo 123, of. 406. Tel: 226-994.
Most banks have their main offices near Arequipaâ€™s Plaza de Armas, with branches throughout the city. Their hours generally are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Most change U.S. dollars. ATMs may be found not only at banks, but also grocery stores, gas stations, shopping malls and other businesses.
Banco Continental/BBVA: Ca. San Francisco 108.
Banco de la NaciĂłn: Has a MoneyGram agent. Ca. Rivero 107.
BCP: Exchanges American Express travelers checks. Ca. MorĂˇn 101.
HSBC: Ca. La Merced 101.
Interbank: Exchanges American Express travelers checks. Ca. Mercaderes 217.
Scotiabank: Has a Western Union agent. Ca. Mercaderes 410.
Citibank is in Cayma, west of the RĂo Chili. Av. Cayma 612, 1 block from Centro Comercial Cayma.
Several â€śmini-mallsâ€ť of casa de cambios (foreign-exchange bureaus) may be found on the 100-block of Calle San Juan de Dios, such as GalerĂa Banco Popular del PerĂş (Ca. San Juan de Dios 120), and the 100-block of Calle JerusalĂ©n. All change U.S. dollars and euros; some also deal in British, Chilean, Bolivian and other currencies, as well as travelers checks.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
Internet cafĂ©sâ€”many doubling as locutorios (phone centers)â€”are common throughout downtown. Those around the Plaza de Armas are more expensive than those on side streets, but have better services. To send a post card or package to the folks back home, go to the Serpost post office (Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ca. Moral 118). International, private couriers are: DHL (Ca. Santa Catalina 115. Tel: 517-2500) and Fed Ex (Av. BelaĂşnde 121, Yanahuara. Tel: 256-464).
The main public health facility is Hospital Honorio Delgado Espinoza (Av. Daniel Alcides CarriĂłn. Tel: 231-818); you can get vaccinations here, including the yellow fever vaccination. A highly recommended private clinic is ClĂnica Arequipa (Puente Grau and Av Bolognesi. Tel: 599-000, E-mail: email@example.com, URL: www.clinicarequipa.com.pe). PoliclĂnica Social AlemĂˇn has inexpensive consultations and some personnel that speak English (Ca. Bolognesi 202. Tel: 440-107).
All of the major, nation-wide chains have pharmacies on Calle San Juan de Dios at Calle Santo Domingo and on Calle JerusalĂ©n at Calle Mercaderes. InkaFarma has extended hours (daily 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Ca. Santo Domingo 113. Tel: 204-685).
The best place to go to get your laundry done is Calle JerusalĂ©n, where over a half-dozen laundromats can get your dirty clothes washed and dried in three hours. Most also do dry cleaning.
Albertoâ€™s (GalerĂa Colonial, Shop 50, Ca. San Juan de Dios 206. Tel: 213-577) repairs digital, analog and video cameras
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