Costa Rica Guidebook and Map Order Shipping

If you order before 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on a Monday through Friday we guarantee your order will be shipped the same day (postal holidays listed below excepted). If you order after 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or on a holiday or weekend your order will be shipped the next business day.

2012 Postal Holidays
Monday, January 2 - New Year's Day (observed)
Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
Monday, February 20 - President's Day
Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 3 - Labor Day
Monday, October 8 - Columbus Day
Monday, November 12 - Veterans Day (observed)
Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Day

2013 Postal Holidays
Tuesday, January 1 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
Monday, February 18 - President's Day
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 2 - Labor Day
Monday, October 14 - Columbus Day
Monday, November 11 - Veterans Day
Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day

Typical times in transit are listed for each shipping method on the order forms. These times are typical/average/normal/90% of the time, but not guaranteed. Times are often longer around holidays.

Packing Material

Our philosophy for shipping maps is to use minimal packaging to keep shipping costs and environmental impact low.

In very rare cases, replacing bubble wrap and boxes with recycled and recyclable envelopes and cradle to cradle priority packaging has allowed maps to be damaged in transit. Instead of going overboard on the packing materials we maintain a very liberal replacement/refund policy for the occasional damaged map (see Damaged in Shipping below).

We think it's worth it estimating we kept over 3,000 square yards of plastic film packing material out of the landfills last year alone.

We've also managed to keep our shipping rates the same even though postage rates have increased three times in the past couple of years.

Please help by recycling the small amount of packing material we do use. Thanks!

Damaged in Shipping

If you receive a map that was damaged in transit please contact us for a free replacement or refund (please include your full name and the Google Order Number).

There is no need to return the damaged map. If it is still useable, we'd appreciate it if you would drop it off at the nearest public or school library as a donation to their collection or give it to someone else who might be able to use it.