San Jose - Post Report Question and Answers

How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

DPO and Pouch. There are no real addresses in Costa Rica and the mail system is unreliable. - Sep 2020

I only mail through the embassy system. - Jul 2018

DPO. - Dec 2016

Embassy DPO. - Feb 2016

Through DPO. There are few proper addresses in Costa Rica -- the cliche is a short story involving a horse or long-gone mango tree -- and how the local Correos works is a mystery to me. - Apr 2014

DPO - average delivery time is typically 5-7 days. - Jun 2013

We receive mail via DPO or Pouch. Try and use DPO if possible, pouch is very slow! - Aug 2011

We only use the embassy mail. There are no names in the streets or numbers in the houses. I am sure packages never arrive. - Feb 2010

DPO/Pouch at the embassy. - Jan 2010

No address system at all - need a Miami P.O. Box with Interlink, or a Costa Rican P.O. - Jul 2008

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