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Mail, FedEx, UPS, how to receive packages from U.S.?

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Mail, FedEx, UPS, how to receive packages from U.S.?

Post Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:17 am

So far, several expats have told me not to trust the Costa Rican mail service to send or receive mail from the United States. I was also told it's rare when a FedEx or UPS from the U.S. is received due to Costa Rican Customs corruption and their way of taxing incoming items. I'd just like some more feedback from expats who regularly receive mail and packages from the states. Is the above statement true, or is one better than the other?? Thank you for all replies.

 

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Re: Mail, FedEx, UPS, how to receive packages from U.S.?

Post Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:50 am

Hello David,
I have been wondering the exact same thing!
I was told by someone that you should get a PO box. And I know La Fortuna has a post office that you can get one at.
I have property near there, but do not send or receive packages to myself as of yet.
Maybe we can discuss more offline too, about the LA fortuna area.

 

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Re: Mail, FedEx, UPS, how to receive packages from U.S.?

Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:20 pm

Old Post, but for anyone with the same question...

I currently use a third party company to receive all my incoming US packages. The name of the company is Aerocasillas and once you have an account setup with them it's really very easy to deal with. They are also very professional and I have never had one problem for the 4 years I have been using them.

They basically setup a PO Box in Miami and when you order online or someone is sending you a package, you will give them the Miami address plus your "SJO" number.

Depending on the size of the package and contents, the charges can start from $7, but mostly high ticket items will start from $50 and up. Standard mail items such as letters or magazines are about 50 cents.

You can see their website here: www.aeropost.com/sjoe/home.htm

-Brandon

 

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