The Package Arrives in the US from Panama

On June 6th, I went to the local post office and mailed a small package to my daughter in Seattle. There are details in the post here.

On June 29th my daughter got a notice from the post office that a package had arrived. Apparently the postman tried to deliver it while they were at work and didn’t leave it at the door, not sure why because I didn’t request that on my end.

But, 23 days later, the package was at my daughter’s post office! So, it worked, and in just slightly over the 3 weeks that we expected. I wouldn’t mail anything critical or time sensitive in the Panamanian mail service but if time isn’t a consideration, Panamanian mail is a good option. It cost me $2 to mail a manila envelope with a little Cuban dress for my granddaughter, and now she has it just in time for their warm summer weather.


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We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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4 Responses to The Package Arrives in the US from Panama

  1. rOGER says:

    Some years ago I wanted to send a medium size package to a cousin living in NYC. This package was a small box weighting about 2 pounds. I wanted it to arrive quickly and safe. So I tried using the postal system of Panama. What I did was to ask this package to be sent “special ” or “express” delivery and Certified Mail.

    It cost me a little bit more but it arrived in a shorter time than the expected regular mail. I am not sure how this service is working actually but ask for it at the postal office and see if they are still good, the cost and time to deliver.


  2. Glad she got it! Don’t try mailing food! 😉


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