Curacao Post Card Madness

Postal services in Curaçao allow visitors to send mail around the world

 

The rise of the Internet and e-mail have perhaps curtailed the use of traditional post to send mail to locations around the world. Nevertheless, vacationers in Curaçao who wish to write to friends and relatives back home or who need to mail important business documents can use the island's postal services.

The island has a number of main and smaller branch post offices. Use the mail services to send airmail to locations around the world by either regular postal service or a shipping service such as Federal Express. Delivery times for letters can vary, with letters to the United States taking up to two weeks to arrive, and letters to the United Kingdom and Europe taking up to three weeks.

The main post office branches in Curaçao are located at Groot Kwartier and on either side of Willemstad in Punda and Otrobanda. Smaller branches are located in the international airport and at the World Trade Centre. A letter to North America or Europe will cost approximately NAf2.85, and a postcard will cost approximately NAf.90. The following is a list of contact information and hours for various island post office branches and services.

Branch Location and Contact Hours
Post Office - Punda Waaigatplein 1
Willemstad, Curaçao
599-9-433-1100
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Post Office - Otrobanda Main Floor
Landskantoor Building
Breedestraat
Willemstad, Curaçao
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Post Office - Groot Kwartier Schottegatweg Noord 32
599-9-433-1100
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Saturday
FedEx World Service Center Schottegatweg Oost 169
Willemstad, Curaçao
599-9-737-3000

FedEx Authorized Ship Center
Plus Services
Parawellelweg 36A
Willemstad, Curaçao
599-9-560-8186

Some of the island's bookstores sell postage stamps, and many hotels sell stamps to their patrons and allow them to drop letters in the hotel's outgoing mail. These are handy services, especially if you're not near a post office branch.

Whether you want to send a postcard or an important business document, Curaçao's postal service allows you to reach people around the world.

 

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