Costa Rica is a country in Central America where its eastern coast borders the Caribbean Sea and its western slopes into the Pacific Ocean - which may explain the derivation of the country's name in Spanish: Rich Coast. Furthermore Nicaragua is to the north and Panama to the south meaning that this is a very historic and vibrant part of the world and is actually the twenty third oldest democracies in the world. Another interesting fact is that Costa Rica abolished its army in 1949 - the budget for which was transferred to security, education and culture.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to Costa Rica. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
In terms of prices to send a parcel to Costa Rica, they are much the same as The Bahamas. To book an international courier to Costa Rica a 1kg parcel would cost in the region of £33 if you choose our own brand Air Express service which is delivered in just 3-4 days. We also offer Asendia but at a slightly higher cost of over £34 and a slower transit time, for this destination we would advise the popular and premium Parcel Monkey Air Express. This service is actually just a day slower than DHL Air Express, which we also offer but is far cheaper.
For something more heavy you can send a 10kg parcel from Under £67 at the time of writing again via our Air Express and 20kg just, £103. When you compare that to the £275 DHL Air Express want (at a discounted rate on our site as well) you can see why Parcel Monkey Air Express is the choice of many shippers who send parcels to San José and the rest of Costa Rica.
Parcel Monkey Air Express is collected in the UK, generally by Parcelforce, is shipped out via Freight Forwarder and the delivered in country by DHL, plus it comes with full tracking. The only thing to consider is the one day more in transit time. DHL offer delivery to Costa Rica in 2-3 days.
The Costa Rican government doesn't provide clear information in English, regarding import regulations, however you can gain access to so some information here.
eCommerce is on the up in Costa Rica with a high mobile phone useage rate and also some competitive pricing for moving goods to the country. There is a lot of items bought online, with the idea of Black Friday also taking hold every year. We can help customers move goods from all over the globe to Costa Rica, including from the USA via parcelmonkey.com
As of 2013, Costa Rica had 3.5 million internet users and this of course growing all the time. You can read more about eCommerce in Costa Rica here. With a population of 4.8 million, there is more reasons than just eCommerce to ship to Costa Rica, with many people travelling there from the UK, you could send them supplies or personal belongings as well as sending to residents, friends, family and businesses.
The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish, with other languages such as Mekatelyu (abbreviated English,) Bribri (A Costa Rican language,) and Patios (another abbreviated form of English) The government has announced plans to become the world's first Carbon Neutral County by 2021 and are recognised today as one of the 'Greenest' countries in the world.
The delivery worked which was good news, unfortunately we were not aware of the extreme import duties in Costa Rica which were 50% on top of the value of the goods we sent, and this had to be paid to DHL before delivery was completed.
I am happy with the speed of the delivery but unhappy with the fact that the shipment I sent was not delivered straight to the person
Everything worked as should. Great service!
Fast and easy to use
Easy to select a courier for my needs.
Easy to book shipment reasonable prices and so far reliable