The official tourist information office is located within the Complejo BelÃ©n, on BelÃ©n and JunÃn. The Tourist Police can be found on JirÃ³n Amalia Puga 807 (one block from the Plaza de Armas).
There are several ATMS and branches of national banks throughout Cajamarca.
Banco Financiero: Monday-Saturday 9.30 a.m.-9.30 p.m, Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Jr. Amalia Puga 505.
Banco de la Nacion: They can wire and transfer money abroad. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5.30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jr. Pisagua 552.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
There are a number of Internet cafÃ©s and phone kiosks in the city center, and particularly around the Plaza de Armas. Internet costs around $1 an hour. The post office, Serpost, is on JirÃ³n Atahualpa.
Cajamarca has a public hospital, Hospital Regional de Cajamarca (Av. Mario Urteaga 500. Tel: 362-533) and a 24-hour private clinic, Clinica Limatambo (Jr. Puno 265. Tel: 0800-20900), that provides general and emergency health services, in-patient care, surgery, and dentistry. There are several pharmacies around town; just off the Plaza de Armas is Boticas BTL (daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Jr. Amalia Puga 718).
There are a few lavenderias (laundromats) dotted around the town center. Rates are around $1 a kilo.
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