Multiservicios was recommended to us, so we gave them a try. The letter mailed on March 5th arrived today, 17 day later. This is hardly lightning fast but it is far better than the two months it took for us to get something mailed to the local post office. It costs to use this service – $2/letter and $5/pound for packages, but if you want something in a more timely manner it could be well worth it.
Of course the next question is – where is this place?!
It is behind Romero supermarket, the one on Avenida Olbadia across from Rodelag. If THIS LINK works correctly, it will take you to a map with the route from KFC marked. (KFC is an easy landmark on the PanAmerica highway.
But, when you get there you may not recognize it because there is no sign that says “Multiservicios” (I don’t know why. This is Panama. Things don’t always make sense) We finally went in the FedEx office to ask for directions only to learn that this is the office you are looking for! It looks like THIS.
If you stand in front of the office and look a bit left, you will see the back of Romero’s If you look a bit to the right, you will see this intersection. (click on the pictures to see a bigger version)
Gabriel work at this office. He is a very nice young man who speaks perfect English. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and the phone numbers are 777-2404 or 777-2400. He also lists a cell phone number – 6678 9130.
We’re so used to things getting places quickly and it’s been strange not to have mail available, at least not any mail that arrives in the same decade. I’m really glad to see that Multiservicios works fairly well so if we want to get something mailed to us, or from us, we have an acceptable option. And, it’s a USA address so anything mailed from there only needs US postage.