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  • June 20, 2024
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Strengthening Medical Tourism with Healthcare Costa Rica’s Innovative Platform

Strengthening Medical Tourism with Healthcare Costa Rica’s Innovative Platform

Guanacaste, Costa Rica — Costa Rica, celebrated for its extraordinary biodiversity and forward-thinking innovation, is rapidly becoming a preferred destination for international medical services.

The country offers a wide range of top-notch medical treatments, from cosmetic procedures and dental work to cardiology and general surgery, all provided by highly skilled and certified professionals.

In a strategic effort to elevate its global standing, Costa Rica has introduced the Healthcare Costa Rica platform. This online initiative, developed by the nation brand esencial Costa Rica in collaboration with the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER) and the Costa Rican Health Chamber, is designed to efficiently connect international patients with the country’s premier medical facilities.

Costa Rica is recognized not only for its natural beauty and biodiversity but also for its specialized health services that offer high levels of innovation and added value. The country boasts strong infrastructure, highly qualified professionals, and a strategic location suitable for all types of patients. This new platform aims to establish our country as a model health destination for international patients and foster growth within our health sector

Mario Sáenz, Export Development Manager at PROCOMER

The platform ensures a secure and transparent process for those seeking top-quality medical care in this picturesque Central American nation.

Currently, more than 70,000 international patients trust Costa Rica each year for their healthcare needs. To sustain this growth and strengthen our position as a key medical tourism destination, especially in markets like the United States from where over 80% of our health-related visitors come, it is vital to enhance our international marketing strategy. The Healthcare Costa Rica platform is an excellent example of how public-private partnerships can achieve remarkable results, benefiting a wide array of services linked to medical and dental care, including transportation, hotels, restaurants, tours, and shopping

Massimo Manzi, Executive Director of the Costa Rican Health Chamber

Costa Rica offers numerous benefits to international patients, such as affordable pricing, state-of-the-art medical technology, certified multilingual professionals, and personalized care.

The country’s dedication to sustainable tourism and its welcoming atmosphere make it an attractive destination for health and wellness.

Some of the country’s unique advantages include:

  • Convenient Accessibility: Direct flights from major cities in the United States and Canada facilitate easy travel.
  • Stable Environment: Economic and political stability ensures a safe and reliable setting for international visitors.
  • Commitment to Social Development: Ongoing progress in health, education, and quality of life underscores the country’s dedication to sustainable growth.
  • Global Accreditation: Many hospitals and clinics boast internationally recognized certifications, ensuring high standards of care.
  • Advanced Technology: Cutting-edge equipment and innovative treatments are readily available.
  • High Ranking in Medical Tourism: Costa Rica is ranked first globally in the Medical Tourism Index 2021, reflecting its reputation for excellence in the field.

Additionally, Costa Rica ranks highly in international indices, being first in the Americas for vaccination rates according to the Bloomberg Global Health Index 2023.

Costa Rica continues to solidify its commitment to delivering exceptional health services, establishing itself as a premier destination for international patients by combining high-quality medical care with a sustainable and hospitable environment.

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The Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER) is dedicated to enhancing the country’s export capabilities and promoting Costa Rica as a global leader in various industries. PROCOMER supports initiatives that drive economic growth and international trade, ensuring the nation’s competitive edge in the global market.

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