Esteli Post Office Hours
Maybe they are 7:30-11AM. Maybe 8:00 to 11AM. Or, who knows. In any case, I am not a happy customer.
The post office used to be open from 8AM-4PM. You used to pay customs duty there and pick up your package. Well, having to pick up paperwork, take it to BANCENTRO to pay and return to the post office was an old change. And the new "government hours" of 7AM-1PM suck but, ok, accepted. But, apparently the Estelí post office has its own special rules. (Or maybe this is how it works everywhere—let me know).
After picking up paperwork for a package two days ago, I saw no reason to go to the bank that day as the post office would be closed. So, I sent Ana yesterday. She got to the post office a bit after 11AM. Mr. Bigote (the package guy) explained that you can only pick up your packages until 11AM as he has to prepare outgoing stuff after that. It sucks but he said "we are open at 7AM tomorrow.
I went there today at 7:10. A person waiting for them to open the front door but nothing else. Ok, except for an apparently Managua guy loading packages into a Correos de Nicaragua truck. A bit later one employee entered the building. Some time between 7:20 and 7:30, after lots of other people had decided not to wait, I left. So, I am not sure when the day there starts but I have been there around 8:30AM and they were open—with a line out the door as there is only one customer service person these days.