Money & costs
Many banks on Av El Sol and shops around the Plaza de Armas have foreign-card-friendly ATMs, as do the airport and the main bus terminal. Casas de cambio (foreign-exchange bureaus) give varying exchange rates and are scattered around the main plazas and along Av El Sol. Moneychangers can be found outside banks, but their rates aren’t much better than casas de cambio and rip-offs are common.
BCP (Av El Sol 189) Has a Visa ATM, gives cash advances on Visa, and changes US dollars and traveler’s checks.
Interbank (Av El Sol 380) 24-hour global ATM machines accept American Express, Cirrus, MasterCard, Plus, Visa etc.
LAC Dolar (25 7969; Av El Sol 150; 9am-8pm Mon-Sat) Reliable casa de cambio that has fair rates and changes traveler’s checks into nuevos soles for no commission.