No vacation would be complete without a few packages and postcards sent back to the folks at home. Regardless of whether you're sending a brief note to let them know you miss them or a large package of native goodies, the postal service in Aruba is a reliable way to make sure friends and loved ones get the message.
Many hotels will be able to post letters and parcels for their guests and many even sell stamps on the property, but for shipping questions or concerns, vacationers will find a trip to the post office invaluable.
The primary post office is in Oranjestad (9 J.E. Irausquinplein). It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., reopening at 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information or to get directions for locating the post office, please contact them at 297-582-1900. Another post office branch is situated inside the Royal Plaza mall. This location is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:45 p.m.
The following delivery times apply when sending mail from Aruba to another country:
|Australia||3 - 4 weeks|
|Canada||1 - 2 weeks|
|New Zealand||3 - 4 weeks|
|United Kingdom||2 - 3 weeks|
|United States||1 - 2 weeks|
Generous vacationers who want to send gifts home will find that prices tend to vary greatly depending on the weight of the package and its destination. The desired speed of delivery also makes a big difference in the cost. The easiest way to learn about shipping options is to bring your package to the nearest post office and have the postal workers inform you about the options available.
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