The healthcare sector of Costa Rica is managed by two systems: the government-run universal healthcare system known as Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (referred to as Caja or CCSS) and the private system. Both these systems are under constant medical infrastructure upgradation.
The doctors, mainly in private sector, speak English fluently.
Most of the medical tourists to Costa Rica are from America or Canada. It is mainly because of the proximity, quality of healthcare and lower treatment cost. Dental and cosmetic surgeries in Costa Rica are 30% to 50% cheaper than in the US. In average, medical costs are 70% lower than in the US. Costa Rica has several medical centres with international certification and popular JCI accreditation.
The popular medical treatments in Costa Rica are Cosmetic surgery and Dental procedures. There is a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, which are sometimes available at 50% lesser costs than in the US. Dental procedures from simple filling to complicated multiple dental implants are done in Costa Rica at an affordable treatment cost.
Costa Rica is a wonderful country to relax and enjoy life, for people who are accustomed to a systematic lifestyle. ‘Pura Vida’, which means pure life, is a widely followed lifestyle in Costa Rica. This country is a good choice if you want to get some time away from the hustle bustle of your everyday life. The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish but many of the locals speak English.
CULTURE & TOURISM:
Costa Rica has become a popular nature travel destination because of its well-established system of national parks and protected areas, which cover 23.4% of the country’s land area (one of the largest in the world). The attractions in this country are mostly related to flora and wildlife watching, visiting volcanoes, trekking, bird watching, bungee jumping, rafting, surfing and canopy tours. The country also has got plenty of beaches, both in Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Costa Rica is a tropical paradise, a land of sun, sea and surf. Though it is in the size of West Virginia, this country has a wide range of climates. The average temperature is between 21 °C and 27 °C. The rainy season is from May to November. The best time to visit Costa Rica is during the dry season – between mid-December and April. This is the most suitable time to explore the rainforests and bask in the sunshine on the beaches.