To call the police in an emergency, dial either tel. 911 or 809/688-8727 for direct access to the tourist police, which have all the power and authority of the mainstream police, but with, at least theoretically, a more defined grasp of how to deal with foreign visitors and a better grasp of non-Spanish languages. For Internet access, go to Business Center, Punta Cana Resort & Club, Carretera Punta Cana (tel. 809/959-2262), open daily 8am to 9:45pm, charging RD$75 for 15 minutes. The office of Western Union is found at Plaza Bávaro (tel. 809/532-7381), open Monday to Friday 8am to 10pm, Saturday 8am to 6pm, Sunday 8am to 5pm. Many hotels have offices that will sell you routine drugstore items, and some actually have full pharmacies. Otherwise, you'll have to go to the inland city of Higüey 45km (28 miles) to the west, where you'll find that the most central pharmacy is D'Hidarnis Farmacia, Av. Trejo 26 (tel. 809/554-2719), open Monday to Saturday 8am to 10pm, Sunday 8am to 1pm. For medical services, go to Centro Médico Punta Cana, Carretera Bávaro, Fríusa, Bávaro (tel. 809/552-1506).

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