Many people have been asking about our new mailing address and how you can send us things in Costa Rica so here is some information.
Costa Rica mailing address:
Instituto de Lengua Española
Apartado 100 - 2350
San José, Costa Rica
Sending things by mail to Costa Rica:
Everything mailed to Cost Rica, except books, is subject to duty. Getting packages can be a time consuming process if they are stopped by customs officials. Sometimes packages arrive without a problem, other times I will have to go to the post office and pay a customs charge. In general, it would be OK to send small, inexpensive items, but not electronics or other high priced items. (Also, clothes, even used, are often charged a high duty)
***PACKAGES: We recommend that you not send packages via Fed Ex. it is very expensive for you to send, and it is expensive and time consuming for me to receive the package here in Costa Rica. They are requiring students to go through a lot of "red tap" in order to receive the item, and I will have to pay extra handling fees on this end. It is much better to send it through normal postal services.
Some of you have asked about how to send the kids money or presents on their birthday's and Christmas. We can't really accumulate anything in Costa Rica because we will still have to get all our stuff to Peru and there is luggage restrictions for the airplane. It would be better to give money to them if you must give them something. The best way to do this is to contact me by email and then I will give you our account number at Wells Fargo and you can deposit it at any branch. I can then take out the money here in Costa Rica with my ATM card.
If anyone has any questions just let me know. Thanks everyone. May Jesus Christ be the center of our lives and we live in a way pleasing to Him for His glory.