A friend of ours who lives in Nicaragua told us you can mail a 30″ x 30″ flat rate box for $250. This fact went semi ignored at first mention, but now that I’m packing and feeling the weight of each object I’m thinking this might be the way to go. There’s several items I’m contemplating bringing and this would mean that I could pack those and much more. Although you can find all the appliances in Nica, we hear the quality and cost doesn’t compare to The States. We could bring our coffee maker, Nutrabullet, Azalea’s scooter, books for the kids…
I decided to call the company to see if it truly was a 30×30 and what hours they were open. I was surprised when the person who answered spoke no English and neither did anyone else at the company. A little taste of what’s to come. Luckily my neighbor speaks great Spanish so I had him call. Turns out its true, to the door of our home in San Juan del Sur it will cost $275
The box got so heavy that I had to pack it in the back of the truck because I wouldn’t be able to lift it after it was full. The company is located in Los Angeles so the week before we left I drove up there and luckily was greeted with a partially English speaker. He did all the paper work. I brought our lease agreement for our home so I could show him the address since part of it is an explanation that it is located “100 meters from the entrance”. It supposed to take 6 weeks to get to our home. Fingers are crossed that it makes it!!!
If you’re interested in using this company, the information is: Central de Envios / 213-383-9300 / firstname.lastname@example.org