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Area Code -- The telephone area code is 473.

Climate -- The city has temperatures that are mild in summer, cool in winter, with the occasional freeze at night.

Drugstores -- Farmacia Embajadoras is at Paseo Madero 10 (tel. 473/732-0996), and Farmacia La Perla is at Juárez 146 (tel. 473/732-1175).

Emergency & Police -- Call tel. 473/732-0266 for the police.

Hospital -- Centro Médico La Presa is at Paseo de la Presa 85 (tel. 473/731-1074).

Internet Access -- There are several Internet cafes in the downtown area, with a lot of turnover.

Post Office -- The correo, on the corner of Ayuntamiento and San José, near the Templo de la Compañía, is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm, and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Seasons -- The rainy season is June through September. Occasionally the rain is hard, but mostly it's afternoon showers and presents no problems for travelers. The coldest part of the year is December and January; the hottest is April, May, and some of June, before the rains come.

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.