INTERNET ACCESS: The
Internet is actually very fashionable in this country and there are many cafes
that offer this service at a very modest fee. Ask the tourist office on the main
plaza, they will help you.
It is right on 2a. Calle and 2a. Ave, in Zone 2.
are several banks in Coban, including: Banco Granai & Townson, 1a. Calle and
2a. Ave, and Banco del Café, 1a. Ave 2-68. They are all open Mon - Fri, from 9 am to
7pm and Saturday, from 10 to 2pm. They can all give you cash advances on Visa and Master
Card, as well as exchange dollars. No other currency is accepted. Click
here if your credit card has being stolen
Located on the main plaza with coin phones outside of it.
LAUNDROMAT:. It is
available at Lavanderia Providencia on the main plaza.
TOURIST INFORMATION: There
is a tourist office on the main plaza, open Mon - Sat from 9 am to 5 pm. They
are very helpful.
and TOUR OPERATORS: .There are several recommended travel agencies that
offer organized tours to the most interesting places around Coban, like Semuc
Champey, and the Lanquin Caves. Here are a couple you can check out: Transportes Turísticos 9a. Calle and 2a.
Ave, Zone 4 Tel:951-2418, Aventuras Turísticas 3a. Calle 2-38, Zone
3 Tel: 951-4213, Epiphyte Adventures 2a. Ave and 2a. Calle, Zone 3 Tel: 952-2113
all are located in
CAR RENTAL: Remember
to reserve your car in advance since these companies are small and they might not
have a car available by the time you need it. Also, it is recommended to rent a 4WD
if you go places like Lanquin Caves. The following are some companies you can
rent from: Tabarini Rent a Car, 5a. Ave 2-43 Zone 1
Tel: 952-2059, Inque Renta Autos 3a. Ave 1-18, Zone 4, tel: 952-1994, Geo
1a. Calle 3-13, Zone 1, Tel 952-2059, Ochoch Pec Renta Autos, at the entrance to
the city, Tel: 951-3474.
SINGLE TRAVELERS: Meet
other single Caribbean, Central and South American travelers. Go to the local
bars in the area.
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Board: Stay informed on
tips, Restaurants, Hotels, entertainment and other areas of interest about Belize, Guatemala,
and the rest of Central America.
They are all located
in Guatemala City. See Listing for more
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: For
non-emergencies, going to a local doctor recommended by the hotel, travel agency,
or friendly resident is your best bet. But for serious problems, Guatemala
City has much to offer in the way of medical services. Many are
English-speaking and/or American-trained doctors. See
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