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I-Peru: I-Peru is a free governmental-run service providing tourist information. They can also provide assistance if you have complaints about services provided by tourism agencies. The main I-Peru office is in the old red and white M­­unicipalidad building. Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. San Martín 491, Tel: 425-514, E-mail: /, URL: Branch offices are at the international bus terminal (Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) and the airport.

Dircetur/OGD: The helpful regional tourism office. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-7 p.m. Ca. Deustua 364 , of 107. Tel: 242-777, E-mail:, URL:

Police station: 24-hour hour attention. Pasaje Calderón de la Barca 354, Tel: 414-141.

Tourism police: Ca. Callao, across from the Catedral.

Oficina de Migraciones: Peruvian immigration office. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Av. Circunvalación, Urbanización El Triángulo, Tel: 743-231.

Touring y Automóvil Club del Perú: Miraflores 365, Urbanización Los Granados, Tel/Fax: 244-237, E-mail:, URL: www.touring

Chilean Consulate: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Présbitero Andía and Gregorio Albarracín, just past the train station, Tel: 423-063, URL: www.

Bolivian Consulate: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bolognesi 1721. Tel: 715-125.


The following banks change American Express travelers checks (no commission) and have ATMs that accept Visa, Plus, MasterCard and Cirrus cards. Typical banking hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Banco de la Nación: Has a MoneyGram agent; exchanges US cash dollars; ATM accepts Visa and Plus only. San Martín, between Unanúe and 28 de Julio.

BCP: ATM also accepts American Express and Diners Club. San Martín 574.

Interbank: Has a GlobalNet ATM which also accepts American Express and Diners Club; changs travelers checks. San Martín 646.

Scotiabank: Has a Western Union agent. San Martín 476.

Banco Azteca: Exchanges US cash dollars and has a MoneyGram agent. Daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. San Martín 760.

Exchange houses are very common all along San Martín and Avenida Bolognesi. Most close at 7 p.m. and on Sundays. They change US dollars, soles, Chilean pesos and Euros—and some even Argentine pesos, bolivianos and yens. Official money changers hang out near the I-Peru office. It is best to get rid of soles in Tacna before heading into Chile.


Internet and Phones: Internet exists on almost every block of the city. Average hours are 8 a.m. (10 a.m. on Sunday) to 10 p.m. Some have half-price specials on weekends. Skype is common. Locutorios, likewise, are found everywhere.

Serpost Post Office: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Bolognesi 361.


Hospital Regional Hipólite Unanue: 24-hour attention. Just west of the Cathedral. Blondell, Tel: 242-121.

Many pharmacies are situated along San Martín in the heart of Tacna. Boticas Arángel delivers (Tel: 244-074).


To make a good impression on Chilean official before crossing the border, make a stop at Lavandería Tacna. It has next day service (same day, if you get it in early enough).Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-8 p.m. Zela 374-A. Updated: Apr 17, 2012.

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