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Sending a package to Santiago

Past OR future Camino
2021
Asking for a friend:

Is there still a way to send a package to Ivar in Santiago for pickup at the end of the Camino?

We know people who need to unload some weight, but may end up in Santiago on their weekend, when they post office is closed.

Thanks for any help!

Eric
 
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trecile

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Past OR future Camino
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I was going to suggest sending it via Correos to the post office, but if they need it on the weekend that isn't a good option. Regardless, here's the information from Correos:


You could send to Casa Ivar, but you will have to arrange with Michael - @wisepilgrim for pick up.


The last option is to send it to a hotel where they have a reservation (providing of course that the hotel will hold a package)
 

t2andreo

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Past OR future Camino
2022
The above posts are all good and correct. I would add the caveat to only send things to Ivar, or to any other place on Spain, only once you are in Spain.

To do otherwise interjects complexity, cost and delays. For some inexplicable reason, individual EU countries still treat adjacent EU member states as “international” shipping.

Finally, an alternative that I have used successfully is to ask permission from the Santiago location I have a lodging reservation with if I can send something ahead to hold for my arrival. I have never been refused.

Ivar is my first choice. Direct to place of accommodations is my Plan B. Sending things ahead to a hotel or hostal also works for enroute re supply of nutritional supplements or other items you will need, but later in your Camino.

Hope this helps,

Tom
 

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