At the end of 2015 Correos de Costa Rica is reporting progress in diversification.
The postal service said it now has 60 different services for residents.
Among these is the Courier service to delivery packages throughout the country.
Correos has 112 branch offices,11 distribution centers and 500 letter carriers with 600 vehicles, it said.
But now the post office is where many citizens go to pick up passports. The mail service also handles cédulas de residencia, certifications from the Registro Nacional, public services payments, U.S. visas and products purchased from catalogues and online.
Some expats have complained about the problems in trying to claim packages sent from broad because there still seems to be a requirement for recipients to show up in person at distribution centers to pay customs fees and make a declaration.