San José, Costa Rica: A 2018 Top Destination On The Rise By TripAdvisor
Costa Rica is emerging as a leading health tourism destination for several reasons:
- Cost: Medical treatments in Costa Rica average 50% to 70% less than in the United States and Canada.
- Accessibility: 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.
- Tourist destination: 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 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.