The package wasn't very big...I used a large Canada Post shipping envelope. It was just a birthday package, some small gifts and some clothing, so it wasn't very heavy. And I believe it cost about $10 to ship it.
But if I were you, I wouldn't send anything that you plan to use during your vacation down that way. I've sent letters and other parcels in the past that never reached their destination.
Trying to figure the Dominican Postal service is a mystery. On 11 December, I mailed Christmas cards from the Airport (SDQ) They arrived at US destinations within 4 (Four) days, Italy in 8, Germany in 7. I sent a card to Santo Domingo (From Portland, Maine USA) on 10 december, it has yet to arrive at the destination in Santo Domingo
You might want to check with the local PO. I once had a package waiting for me at customs for 2 months. When I finally went to the PO they told me that they had received it several weeks earlier and had sent it to Customs. I never received notification from them.
What postal "service"? I've seen the post office, but I have yet
to see a postman! Of course, I've only been here for two years.
I'd say there are less than 1 mailbox per 1000 households.
A mailbox is simply the most useless item you can be the proud
(ridiculous!) owner of! They're normally not even "insect-tight",
so you can't even use them to keep your sugar in...
If I want to send anything within DR, I use Caribbean Tours.
If I want to send anything abroad (or want to receive anything
from abroad), I use (recommend) TNT, DHL, FedEx or similar.
(If I want to send anything within the village, I use my legs!)
Regular mail packages have an almost 100 percent chance of
ending up as a gift to a post-office or customs employee.
Writing "Extract of japanese legislation, in japanese"
as "content" might improve the chances...
I spent quite a while in the DR working and about the only things I can say about the Correo is "HUH? what a joke." I agree with Tom. It is one of those inscruitable mysteries...I think it would take the intervention of GOD to straighten out the mail.
I used EPS, some people use Lynx Air International...anything BUT the correo!