Costa Rica is not only a fantastic place to visit, it is now a top destination for medical tourism. The country has a lot to offer for medical tourists seeking to combine a medical or dental procedure with a holiday. Having a procedure in San José will allow you to recuperate in luxurious surroundings and beautiful, warm weather.
San José’s close proximity to North America attracts medical tourists from the United States and Canada. Many have been coming for years. Flights are affordable and leave multiple times each day for your convenience.
Flight times may vary, but below are the approximate flying times from many popular cities in North America.
Atlanta: 3 hours
Charlotte: 4 hours
Chicago: 5 hours
Houston: 3.5 hours
Los Angeles: 5.5 hours
Miami: 3 hours
Montreal: 5.5 hours
New York: 5.5 hours
Toronto: 5 hours
The medical facilities, physicians and dentists offer a high standard of care in San José. Many of them were trained in the United States and are fluent in English so communication before the procedure won’t be a problem. You can rest easy in this top medical tourism destination. Most physicians are board certified in their specialties in Costa Rica. They’re specialists so you can be assured you will receive superior care before and after your procedures in their top-notch facilities.
Here are some of the most common surgical specialties that are sought by medical tourists Costa Rica:
- Plastic Surgery
- General Surgery
Traveling to Costa Rica for medical procedures will save you money on the procedure itself and allow you to recover in a resort setting. Procedure costs can be 40%-70% lower than procedure costs in the United States on average and many patients combine procedures for an even lower cost in one trip.
Оnе оf thе bеst thіngs аbоut trаvеlіng tо Соstа Rіса for medical tourism is the beauty of the country. The temperature stays between 75°F and 85°F and many tourists find that the Winter and Spring months, between December and April are the best months to visit due to the cooler temperatures and lack of rain.
If you’re looking for even more of a discount on your travel the Summer and Fall months tend to be rainy but still beautiful and even more affordable. We suggest coming several days before your procedure to take advantage of the the beaches, lounges and a hike in the rain forest. The hotel resorts have spas with massage packages and we can recommend the best resort for your budget.
We can also arrange tours for your group before or after your procedure. The people of Costa Rica are friendly approachable people who welcome tourists which makes it a lovely all-around stay.
At Healthcare Adventures we can help you pick the best doctor for your preferred procedure and book all of your travel arrangements and tours in one package. If you have any questions about the prices of vacation packages and medical procedures don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation.
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