San José, Costa Rica
Over 50 000 people, mostly Americans and Canadians, travel every year in Costa Rica for medical purposes where medical treatments are usually about 50-70% cheaper than in the US and where no one has to wait for their surgery.
Those international patients have access to private accredited hospitals and clinics, especially in San José, the capital. It is usual for doctors and surgeons in Costa Rica hospitals to have gained experience, certifications or trainings from the USA.
According to the state tourism agency, the Central American country also logged 2,427,941 international arrivals in 2013. 40% of them are from the United States. The remaining tourists are from Canada, Europe, central America and the rest of the world.
Costa Rica is an ideal tropical paradise for your vacation. Tourists can enjoy the pristine beaches and see whales and dolphins play. For Nature lovers there is a great variety of exotic wildlife and tropical plants. Butterflies and orchids, crocodiles and sharks, turtles and Toucans´ are everywhere. The rainforest covering the mountains are also a great place for eco-tourism.
- Source: tourism-costarica.com
A safe country
Life is good in Costa Rica, a friendly, democratic and peaceful country. Usually considered as the safest country in Latin America, Costa Rica has the particularity to have no army force since 1948 and has been investing a large portion of its budget in health and education.
Procedures available in San José
- Bariatric surgery (weight loss)
- Plastic Surgery
- Wellness, SPA, thalassotherapy