The establishment of Correos de Costa Rica gains momentum with the Costa Rican constitution of 1824, which mandates that the Congress of the Republic must open roads and carry posts and general mail. On December 10, 1839, via government decree the first rulebook for mail is drafted and the “Servicio Nacional de Correos” is created.
Law number 7768, of April 24, 1998, transformed the institution into what is now known as Correos de Costa Rica S.A. a public company structured as a for-profit enterprise, not dependent on the central government.
In the 2010 decade the company diversified its offerings with the introduction of the freight forwarding service “Box-Correos” which assists Costa Ricans who wish to shop online with a virtual US address. It also facilitates various government services such as delivery of passports and property certifications.
In the year 2018 the operation of the smartlocker system known as API was started. Built entirely by a postal company. The network has 23 locations in the metropolitan area of Costa Rica.