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Important recommendations for domestic and foreign visitors


Puno is located at 3 800 meters above sea level and has a cold and dry climate. The temperature can vary by time:

Between 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. temperature can range between 5 ° C and 8 ° C.

Between 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the temperature can range between 14 ° C and 22 ° C.

Between 5:00 p.m. later, the temperature begins to drop until the next day.

To combat the cold is advisable to wear thick clothes.

Health in Puno

To avoid health problems, only drink bottled or boiled water and avoid eating from street vendors and markets for hygiene reasons. To prevent altitude sickness (altitude sickness), his first day should rest, drink coca tea and consume no food or alcoholic beverages to excess. Always protect from the cold, rain and sun.

A coca help with altitude sickness and cold.


Beware of non-cooked vegetables and fruit unwashed. For good digestion it is suggested to have a glass of Pisco or muña infusion and / or coke (digestive).

Try the pisco in its various recipes, as well as chicha morada (purple corn juice) or chicha (fermented yellow corn juice).

Telephone and Internet in Puno

Telephone and Internet services are common in the center of Puno and all hotels offer internet service and wi-fi.

For international calls there are phone cards (sold in stores). For international calls first dial 00 and the country code. To make a call to another department of Peru, first dial 0 and city code. Dial 103 for directory assistance.


Although Puno is a relatively quiet city, it always take normal precautions. He carries a copy of his identification papers and always take care of their bags and luggage. Save the original documents and valuables in your hotel deposit. Do not change money on the street walking at night in isolated areas. ID: Always carry your ID and if foreign citizen always carry your passport.

Transport in Puno

There is transportation from Puno to all major cities of the South (Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna, Cusco and La Paz). The inter-departmental buses leave from the bus terminal. To Desaguadero, Ilave, Juli and Juliaca depart from Terminal Inter-provincial. Taxis from the city of Puno takes between three to five suns, depending on the distance to run. Those who serve in the day charges between 80 and 110 soles, depending on your destination. It is possible to walk to most places in Puno, but if you want to take another option mobility are tricycles charge 2 to 3 soles.

National currency

Throughout Peru, the official currency is the Nuevo Sol; however there are many money exchange houses Dollar and Euros.

It is difficult to make changes in currency, there are banks with international networks and exchange offices or simply on the street corners there are people who make changes, it is recommended that in exchange homes.

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