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Costa Rica a Primer Destination!
Did You Know? In 2017, Costa Rica welcomed some 48,000 medical and health travelers, mostly from the US, Canada, and the EU.
Why Costa Rica
High-quality medical services
Costa Rica Healthcare and Medical Tourism
No longer a sleepy destination for cost-conscious American expats seeking dental care, Costa Rica’s two JCI-accredited hospitals and numerous smaller, private AAAASF- and AAAHC-accredited clinics also offer a wide range of medical services, including orthopedics, cardiology, cosmetic surgery, and bariatrics. Idyllic scenery and unique “recovery lodges” make Costa Rica a prime destination for the medical traveler.
With its comparative wealth as a Central American nation, emphasis on ecotourism, and long history of relative political tranquility, Costa Rica—Spanish for “rich coast”— can hardly be labeled a third-world country. Few tourist destinations offer such easy access to leisure activities.
Breathtaking national parks of volcanoes and cloud forests are less than an hour’s drive from the capital, San Jose. Both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts are easily accessible, with plenty of local and westernized accommodations. With so many Americans vacationing in, traveling to, or buying real estate in Costa Rica, many “Ticans” wonder if their country won’t soon become the US’s fifty-first state.