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International Patients Care About What's On The Inside and Outside

Your looks, your teeth, and your heart affect you on a daily basis, and that is why medical tourists are traveling abroad to fix these things. For medical tourism, cosmetic surgery, dentistry, and cardiovascular treatments ranked highest in popularity!

Costa Rica Medical Tourism

The Republic of Costa Rica is a Latin American country located in the heart of Central America. Costa Rica in Spanish means ‘rich coast’ and befits the essence of the country that it is. Resplendent beaches, tropical rainforests and rich ecological biodiversity make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It offers bird and wildlife sighting for nature enthusiasts and is also a hub for adventure sports like wind surfing and biking. Travel to this country is a revelation of a rooted culture, rich heritage and exotic local food. Over the years the country has also become a major medical tourism destination. 

 Apart from being a beautiful Central American country, the many excellent accredited hospitals that provide comprehensive healthcare attract medical tourists from across the world. Costa Rica ranked 36th on a list of best global healthcare systems, prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the year 2000. Its proximity to Canada and the United States have made healthcare in this country more sought after than even destinations like Thailand, India and Korea. 

The doctors in the Costa Rican medical industry are well qualified and are specialists in their field of work. Experienced and knowledgeable service providers, and the affordable prices of medical treatments are the Unique Selling Propositions (USPs) of medical tourism in Costa Rica.


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Why Medical Tourism in Costa Rica


Costa Rica is a Central American country that enjoys a beautiful tropical climate throughout the year. According to United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Costa Rica is one of the very few countries that have a high Human Development Index (HDI) considering its income levels. Its rich culture, scenic beauty, white sand beaches and rainforests make it one of the most loved travel destinations in the world.  Read More

Healthcare System and Quality in Costa Rica


According to the World Health Organization, Costa Rica has the best healthcare system in Latin America and ranks among the top countries, for the same, in the world. This has lead to the phenomena of health tourism in this country that has seen a major boom in the recent years. The life expectancy rate in the country is one of the highest and there is a very small percentage of infant mortality. Some of the reasons for th... Read More

Costa Rica Visa Requirements for Medical Tourists


The requirement of a visa to enter Costa Rica is dependent on the nationality, country of residence, duration of stay and the purpose of visit. Once a Visa is acquired, they are generally valid for a period of 30 to 90 days, again depending on the person’s nationality.  Read More

Popular Destinations for Medical Tourism in Costa Rica



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Costa Rica integrated Dentistry

San Jose, Costa Rica


Languages: English, Spanish

Our commitment is to provide top Cosmetic Dentistry to all our patients, combining excellence in every work executed with a special care on every cosmetic dental work.

We are a dental p...

Dental Cosmetics Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica


Languages: English, Spanish

At Dental Cosmetics Costa Rica, our mission is to provide state-of-the-art general and cosmetic dentistry in a neighborhood setting. Our cosmetic dentist office is conveniently located in the most exc...

Spa At Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Languages: English, Spanish

Inspired by the healing traditions of Central America, the Spa pulsates with deeply nurturing, inspiring and vibrant energy. Complementing the active lifestyle that Costa Rica awakens, the Spa, which ...

Gil Dental Group Escazú Clinic

San Jose, Costa Rica


Languages: English, Spanish

At Gil Dental Group Clinics, we are committed to excellence. Our mission is to provide  high quality dental care for our patients in a clean, comfortable environment.

Our team cons...

New Smile Dental Group

San Jose, Costa Rica


Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French

New Smile Dental Group is a full-service dental center in Costa Rica. However, New Smile Dental Group is focused on restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in Costa Rica.

Strategic...
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