Tarija in detail


Dangers & Annoyances

Embassies & Consulates

Internet Access

Try along Bolívar for internet cafes with decent connections (per hour B$3 to B$4); these places generally also have phone cabins. Wi-fi is available in nearly every hotel and a large number of cafes and restaurants.


There are numerous banks with ATMs around the plaza and at the airport.

Changing Money

Several casas de cambio, which change US dollars, euros and Argentine pesos, are conveniently located on Bolívar between Sucre and Daniel Campos. Most are open from 8am to 1pm and 3pm to 8pm Monday to Friday and only in the morning on Saturday.


Tourist Information

Infotur distributes basic town maps and is reasonably helpful with queries regarding sights in and around town – Spanish-speaking only. Also, check out the excellent www.brujulaturistica.com/tarija for transportation, food and other helpful tourist information.

Head to the migración office in front of Parque Bolívar for entry/exit stamps or to extend your stay.

Conduct all your business in the morning or you’ll have to wait until after the siesta because Tarija becomes a virtual ghost town between 1pm and 4pm.

The Protección del Medioambiente del Tarija works in the Gran Chaco region on a series of social and conservation initiatives.