Why Costa Rica enjoys an edge when it comes to medical tourism
Costa Rica is a major attraction for all those looking to relieve their city-frazzled nerves. It is popularly referred to as ‘the pure life’ as the place is replete with misty waterfalls, pristine beaches and protected vast jungles. The travel magazine, Conde Nast even rated Costa Rica among the top 40 most beautiful countries in the world.
Backed by a robust medical infrastructure with a healthcare system that is cited as one of the best in the world, Costa Rica has become a hot favorite among medical tourists. Tourists from the US and Canada delight in the high-level services by internationally qualified doctors at much less cost, while enjoying the scenic beauty.
Reasons why Costa Rica should be your choice of destination while seeking quality medical care
The United Nations places healthcare in Costa Rica within the top 20 in the world. The presence of top private accredited hospitals and clinics in Costa Rica is a major draw for discerning clients. Many doctors and surgeons have gained experience, certifications, or training from the USA. The techniques and tools used are all up to date and technologically advanced.
So far, the procedures that have been popular with medical tourists in Costa Rica have been cosmetic and dental treatments. But with growing standards of medical care, there is a rapid demand for various other surgeries and medical procedures.
The strong healthcare system has in fact inspired many expats and retirees to set up home in this environmentally friendly country. At present, there are special insurance offerings that cover covid and wellness packages for those recovering.
Popular medical treatments like dental, cosmetic, or bariatric surgery are far more affordable in Costa Rica as compared to the US and Europe. In many countries just the insurance cost is too expensive and may not cover the treatment they are looking for. Treatments in Costa Rica are usually about 50-70 percent cheaper than in the US and no one has to wait their turn. Patients coming in from Canada have a long waiting policy after referral for many medical treatments and so wish to take a short flight and get treated for half the price.
With the world now well connected, travel is easier and more affordable. The cost and duration of a flight to Central America is now comparable to domestic travel. This has made the prospect of combining a vacation with medical treatment much more tempting.
Costa Rica is synonymous with the phrase Pura Vida or “purified life” or “full of life” that reflects the easy-going, relaxed spirit of the people. It is also consistently rated as the safest country in all of Central America and the Caribbean. No wonder then it attracts over 2 million tourists every year.
The country has a special police force called ‘Tourist Police’ that is just to assist the tourists with directions and answering questions.
A politically stable country, you’ll be surprised to know Costa Rica does not have an army.
The impressive behaviour can be attributed to a literacy rate of 96 percent that also ensures the lowest crime rates in the region.
The cheerful and helpful local people are an additional boon for all those seeking good care in a conducive environment.
Whether recovering from a root canal procedure or shunning the sun after a cosmetic treatment, there are state of the art rentals with the right blend of nature and thrill that offer you 24/7 concierge help in luxurious comfort. The concierge at the rentals even coordinates with your doctors to help ensure the right care. The rentals cater to one and all, from couples to even individuals, we have got something in store for everyone.
These rentals offer a host of activities other than the perfect relaxation ambience. From spas’ to organised trips to the rainforest, you can indulge yourself on a dream medical tourism vacay!