Embassies & Consulates

Bolivian Consulate If you plan on crossing the Bolivian border, stop here to apply for your visa first.

Chilean Consulate This consulate also issues visas.


Calle España, at the corner of Plaza 9 de Julio, was the money changers' hangout when we last visited. You'll get a better deal with clean US$100 bills than with US$20 bills.


Tourist Information

Municipal Tourist Office Gives out maps. Also runs desks in the bus terminal and at the airport, open roughly 9am to 9pm, depending on staffing.

National Parks Administration On the 3rd floor of the Aduana building; offers information and advice on the region’s national parks.

Provincial Tourist Office This office gets top marks – it's friendly, efficient and multilingual. Ask staff about provincial road conditions.

Internet Access

The city of Salta offers free wi-fi to all comers. Connectivity is best at or around the main plaza.