The city center has never looked better after a significant makeover. The region around the cathedral was paved, pedestrianized and greenery cultivated, while new lighting increased security and gave Plaza Barrios a beautiful look at night. During the day, plunge into the teeming center markets, where visitors are greeted with traditional Guanaco hospitality. While gang-related violence is infrequently seen by travelers, certain places east of the city need to be avoided. Then, go to Zona Rosa nightclubs and Colonia Escalón retail and cafe area.