San Pedro Post Office

San Pedro Town did not have an official post office until June 18th, 1986. Before, mail was issued and collected by postal agents. In the late 1800's, postal services were provided by the town constable at the local police station. Much later, people could pick up and send their mail from Fido's Courtyard. Mr. Leonel Reyes was appointed the next postal agent and provided postal services until 1986.

Angel Valdez was designated District Post Master and managed the post office alone. "We had only 30 P.O. Boxes," recalled Angel. "Most of the mail was general delivery and mail was only delivered and received on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If someone had a parcel, the parcel was assessed in Belize City and a bill was made. The package and bill would then be delivered to San Pedro. The person would then have to pay me for the package."

  In May of 1995, Carlos Polanco was appointed as Angel's assistant. Carlos is originally from the Cayo District and moved to San Pedro shortly before he started working at -the post office.

There are now 100 P.O. Boxes and mail is delivered and received on every working day. Parcels are cleared directly with Angel and Carlos. Many other services are offered. People can now insure mail, cash money orders, buy collector's items and purchase phone cards at the post office. According to Angel, the most amazing thing of all is that over the last 12 years (June 18th makes 12 years), the postal rates have remained the same for letters. Nothing has changed. There has been a slight increase in postal rates for the delivery of packages but nothing else. Angel said that the rates will hopefully remain the same for many, many years to come.

150th Anniversary Features
Anniversary Home Page
Where is San Pedro?
Ancient San Pedro, by Herman Smith
150 Years Ago, by Angel Nuñez
Life in San Pedro 1850, by Peter Laws
Who owned San Pedro? by Peter Laws
Who governed this settlement? by Mayor Alberto Nuñez and Leo Cuellar
Life in San Pedro in Former Times, by Miriam Graniel
A Trip down Memory Lane, by Patty Arceo
Don Lucio Guerrero relives the past
Meet Mr. Alan Forman
Ramon's Village
Ruby's Hotel
San Pedro Post Office
Senior Citizens Think Back, by Dorian Nuñez
Long Live Beauty Queens
Article in the San Pedro Sun BEFORE the celebration
Article in the San Pedro Sun AFTER the celebration
Real Estate Corner, 150 Years, by Diane Campbell
Oh San Pedro, Brother Jake and the Boy Scout camp, by John Esquivel

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