Postal services are pretty
good in Brazil, but it happens that some consignments
take very long time to arrive or just disappear, and
it also occurs that some packages/letters has been torn
open before arrival. Post offices are named "Correios"
and are normally open weekdays 9:00 to 17:00 and Saturdays
until noon. Mailboxes are small yellow boxes, market
correios, that sit atop metal pedestals on street corners.
Sending mail from
An airmail to the United States and most parts of
Europe, cost from R$1.10. Airmail takes in average
5 weekdays to reach the foreign receiver. Brazil postal
service has both national and international express
mail services (SEDEX).
International express mail companies operating out
of Brazil include Federal
Express and DHL.
Receiving mail in
Mail can be addressed "poste restante" and be
sent to any major post office in Brazil and the system
seems to function reasonably well. The address must
include the code for that particular branch and they
will hold mail for 30 days. American
Express will hold mail for its cardholder
and it is reliable alternative to have mail sent to
one of its offices. If you are in Rio de Janeiro,
send it to: American Express do Brazil S/A Turismo,
Hotel Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlantica, 1.702/Loja
8, CEP22021-000 Rio de Janeiro. If you are in São
Paulo, send it to: American Express do Brazil S/A
Turismo, Hotel ….>>>>