Costa Rica is ranked number 36 in the world for health care systems, and has 3 Joint Commission International accredited hospitals. Located just two and a half hours from Miami, and with many English speaking doctors, Costa Rica lures over 20,000 U.S. patients per year.
Medical tourists looking for low cost, quality health care head to Costa Rica. The hospitals in Costa Rica specialize in many fields, including cosmetic, laparoscopic, and orthopedic surgeries, cardiovascular specialties and oxygen therapy. They also offer a full range of dental work, which is a draw among Americans, who often are without dental insurance.
The beautiful vistas and scenic terrain that occupy the more than 50,000 square kilometers of Costa Rica provide a great place for which medical travelers can stay to heal and explore. Costa Rica is bordered by the Caribbean Sea, the North Pacific Ocean, and the countries of Nicaragua and Panama. It boasts a tropical to subtropical climate and is filled with coastal plains,rugged mountains, national parks, beaches, rivers, caverns and caves, and plentiful native animals and plants. Medical travelers will enjoy their recovery period in this beautiful country as it has a lot to offer people who appreciate breathtaking, natural beauty.