medical tourism industry is growing by leaps and bounds, thanks to
patients from the US and Canada who travel to Costa Rica in large
numbers every year. The destination is easily accessible for patients
traveling from the aforementioned countries, thanks to the frequent
flights operation from major US and Canadian stations to Costa Rica,
the cost of surgeries and treatments is at least 50-70% less than what
patients would find in their home countries and there are no waiting
Below is a video highlighting important information for patients
planning a Costa Rica medical travel.
In addition to offering benefits like low costs and prompt attention,
Costa Rica boasts the presence of top, private accredited hospitals
which offer a wide number of treatments. The doctors are certified and
trained at international locations, mostly in America. Initially, Costa
Rica was much popular for Cosmetic and Dental treatments, but thanks to
the country's growing infrastructure, patients find almost all medical
treatments and surgeries here.
One very good news for patients traveling to Costa Rica from the US and
Canada is that citizens of these two countries do not require a visa if
their travel is for less than 90 days. A valid passport is all they
Medical Vacation in Costa Rica
Patients traveling to Costa Rica will find that not only is the place
an amazing medical destination, but also a great vacation spot.
Offering everything from beautiful beaches, lush green mountains and
diverse plant and animal life to opportunities for people interested in
museums, fishing and scuba diving, Costa Rica is a foreigner friendly
country and attracts more than 2 million visitors every year. The
country portrays an easy going, relaxed lifestyle and is politically
and economically stable.
A low crime rate coupled with a high literacy rate and healthcare with
compares with the best in the world make Costa Rica a good spot for
holidaying as well. Also, the country has a special group of Tourist
Police who have been appointed especially to take care of the tourists
and answer all their queries.
Some Points to Consider When
Planning a Costa Rica Medical Tour
Spanish is the main language
in Costa Rica. But most of the people have a good grasp of English as
American dollar is accepted
at most places in the country, but it is always good to check first,
and the same is not true for every currency.
Most US cell phones do not
work in Costa Rica.
Internet speed is not as
good as one would find in the US, Canada or Europe.
One should always use
licensed taxis for transportation.