shipping to Costa Rica from the US

Shipping to Costa Rica from the US

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Shipping Costs
You can start shipping your items to Costa Rica starting with 30 USD
Transit Times
Your items will be delivered in 1-3 business days using guaranteed couriers.
Duties & Taxes
You must pay the 5% VAT on items you import into Costa Rica by mail.
Prohibited Items
Unsafe children's jewellery, toys or clothing, Baby walkers, Jequirity beans (often found in art or beadwork), Illegal drugs More

Duties & Taxes

Duties
20%
VAT
5%
De minimis for Duty
150 CRC
De minimis for Tax
40 CRC

Depending on when you enter your shipping request, and where you’re based in Costa Rica, you may find that your parcels are received much faster.

Costa Rica don't have to pay duties or taxes when your total shipment's value is less than CA's de minimis value, which is listed below. However, it's important to note that select products may be subject to other types of fees or taxes.

Transit Times

FedEx PriorityFedEx Priority
1-3 days
DHL ExpressDHL Express
1-3 days
FedEx EconomyFedEx Economy
3-7 days
AramexAramex
10-15 days

Depending on when you enter your shipping request, and where you’re based in Costa Rica, you may find that your parcels are received much faster.

Prohibited Items

Unsafe children's jewellery, toys or clothing
Baby walkers
Jequirity beans (often found in art or beadwork)
Illegal drugs
Obscene material
Hate propaganda
Weapons

It's important to note that this is by no means a comprehensive list of restricted items.

Cities

Forward.me will ship American products to your door in any Costa Rica city, including:

San José
Cartago
Puerto Limón
Liberia
Alajuela
Puntarenas
San Juan
Heredia
Santa Ana
Buenos Aires
Quesada
Cañas
El Roble
Santiago
Sixaola
La Cruz
Golfito
Ciudad Cortés

Shipping Destinations