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ATMs -- There are only a few ATMs around town. Banco de la Nación, Av. del Libertador 1133 (tel. 02902/429536), and Banco Provincia de Santa Cruz, Av. del Libertador 1285 (tel. 02902/492320), are the most conveniently located. Note: At press time, there was no ATM in El Chaltén. If you're headed there, be sure to withdraw extra cash in El Calafate.

Currency Exchange -- The Casa de Cambio Thaler is at Av. del Libertador 1242 (tel. 02902/493245).

Emergency -- Dial tel. 101 or 02902/451449 for police; tel. 100 for fire.

Hospital -- The Hospital Districtal José Formenti is at Av. Julio A. Roca 1487 (tel. 02902/491001).

Internet -- You'll find many Internet cafes around town. All have fast connections, for about $1 (70p) per hour. Try El Calafate Cyber, 25 de Mayo 23 (tel. 02902/492706), or the Cooperativa Telefónica, Cte. Espora 194 (tel. 02902/491011), which has the fastest connections, at about $1.50 (£1) per half-hour. They are open Monday to Saturday from 8am to midnight, and Sunday from 9am to midnight.

Laundry -- El Lavadero is at 25 de Mayo 43 (tel. 2965/492182), and Lava Andino is at Cte. Espora 88 (tel. 2965/493980).

Pharmacy -- Farmacia Del Cerro is at Av. del Libertador 1337 (tel. 02902/491496).

Post Office -- The main post office for Correo Argentino (the official name of the Argentine postal service) is located at Av. del Libertador 1133 (tel. 02902/491012).

Taxi -- There are a number of taxi or remise agencies in El Calafate. A good one is Lago Argentino, which has an office at the corner of Avenida del Libertador and 15 de Febrero (tel. 2902/491479).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.