Costa Rica is already accustomed to receiving a huge number of international tourists each year and this infrastructure allows an easy transition into Medical Vacations in Costa Rica. Many professionals in the educated workforce will have studied at Universities both inside and outside of Costa Rica and have international training and experience and an excellent level of English. The attention to customer care and a VIP level of service wherever you travel in Costa Rica, is an important factor in attracting travelers on vacation and health vacations
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?
Americans, Canadians and most Europeans do not require an entrance visa for stays shorter than 90 days. Costa Rica has an established tourism infrastructure and international flights are plentiful.
High-quality medical services
Costa Rica is home to top private and public accredited hospitals and clinics, and many doctors have training, certifications and experience from the U.S.
Medical patients can take advantage of Costa Rica’s famous nature, beaches, volcanoes, lakes and rivers, along with leading international and local hotel chains. Many resorts specialize in yoga and wellness retreats, spas, and weight-loss programs.
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.