Banks and exchanges
Several banks have branches in town. Caja Canarias, Plaza de las Américas 8, is conveniently central with an ATM.
Books Junonia, Avda de Colón 24, has a small selection of books in English and good hiking maps of the island. It also sells and develops photographic film.
Car rental Hertz, Avda Fred Olsen (tel 922/870 439); La Rueda, C/del Medio 19 (tel 922/870 709, fax 922/870 142; www.autolarueda.com ).
Hospital Hospital El Calvario (tel 922/870 450) on the west side of town. In an emergency, call 112.
Internet El Cambijú, a bar on Plaza de la Constitución has a terminal for Internet use (¬4 for 30min).
Laundry Lavanderia Hecu, C/del Medio 76.
Pharmacy Farmacia Devina Creus Rey, Plaza de la Constitución 14 (tel 922/870 905) is the English-speaking one of four pharmacies, between them providing a 24-hour service (details posted on the door of each).
Police Policia Municipal (tel 922/870 062) offices are in the town hall on Avda Fred Olsen. The Guardia Civil barracks (tel 922/870 255) are out of the town centre on the highway to Valle Gran Rey. In an emergency call 062.
Post office The main office is at C/de Medio 60 (Mon-Fri 8.30-2.30pm, Sat 9.30-1pm; tel 922/871 031).
Scuba diving The German-run Little Diving School, C/Ruiz de Padron 50 (tel 922/141 135, Kleine.Tauchschule@mail.infocanarias.com) .
Taxis At the harbour or at the rank beside Plaza de las Américas. To book, call 922/870 524.
Travel agents Tamaragua Tours, Plaza de la Constitución (tel 922/141 056) organizes island tours and hiking trips in the national park for around ¬21 per person for a two- to four-hour hike.