Dangers & Annoyances

Sucre has long enjoyed a reputation as one of Bolivia’s safest towns, but if you have a problem, report it to the tourist police.

Embassies & Consulates

Internet Access

Most accommodations have wi-fi, as do a large number of restaurants and cafes.



ATMs are located all around the city center, but not at the bus station.

Changing Money

Businesses that display ‘compro dólares’ signs only change cash. Street moneychangers, who operate outside the market along Av Hernando Siles, are handy on weekends when banks are closed, but check rates beforehand.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are widely accepted at hotels and many restaurants.


The tranquil main post office has an aduana (customs) office downstairs for collecting encomiendas (parcels).

Tourist Information

Infotur has a moderately helpful office in town and has booths at the airport, bus terminal and Plaza Libertad. The Oficina Universitaria de Turismo, run by university students, sometimes offers guides for city tours.

The Migración office is a no-fuss place to extend visas and lengths of stay.

Stop by the Instituto Geográfico Militar for topographic maps of the Chuquisaca department.