Five minutes away from the house is the charming town of Vicuña, with this typical Hispanic main square full of centuries-old trees.  Near this plaza are restaurants and cafes (both traditional and Internet), many crafts stands, video clubs, a bank (your U.S. cash card works at the ATM), museums, a post office and the library, as well as various business to supply all your everyday needs (groceries, gasoline, non-prescription drugs, etc.).