Belize Post Card Madness

Belize's postal services are known for their high standards


Although Belize businesses operate on erratic hours, postal services are prompt and reliable. In fact, travelers can expect mail to reach its destination with good speed - airmail takes approximately five days to reach the United States.

To send a letter or postcard home you'll need to find a post office and buy postage. Rates are relatively low, $0.30(USD) for a letter to the United States, and $0.40(USD) (BZ$0.75) for a letter to Europe. Post cards cost $0.15(USD) to send to the United States and $0.20(USD) (BZ$0.40) to Europe. When travelers pick up stamps for letters, many also save some for themselves. The stamps often feature artistic depictions of wildlife, which makes them popular with collectors.

Travelers who would like to send mail to addresses within Central America should remember to include the town, district, country name, and the words "Central America" as parts of the address to ensure the mail will reach the intended destination.

While Belize's mail system is known for its speed and dependability, some packages require the fastest delivery possible. In these cases, DHL and Federal Express (FedEx) have offices in Belize City.

If you're expecting to receive mail on your journey, you can pick it up at the main post office. Mail is kept for at least one month here, but be sure to bring a passport or other ID to pick it up.

Post Offices

Location Phone Number
Main Post Office, Paslow Building
N. Front St. at Queen St.
Belize City
501-223-2201 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Caye Caulker Post Office
Back St.
(South side of town)
501-226-0325 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
San Pedro Post Office
Barrier Reef Dr.
Ambergris Caye
501-226-2250 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Corozal Post Office
5th Ave.
(West side of main town plaza)
501-422-2462 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
San Ignacio Post Office
Hudson St.
501-824-2049 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Placencia Post Office
Second Floor, wooden building
South end of sidewalk
N/A 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Punta Gorda Post Office
Front St.
(Across from ferry dock)
501-722-2087 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Vacations should be fun and worry-free, and while in Belize, rest assured the postal system will provide peace of mind with prompt and efficient service.


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