• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Medical tourism up in Costa Rica; Expomed set for this weekend

February 16, 2015

Medical tourism continues to grow in Costa Rica. Last year, 36,000 tourists visited the country for health-related reasons, according to new figures from the Council for the International Promotion of the Costa Rica Medicine (PROMED). In 2009, 30,000 medical tourists visited Costa Rica.

PROMED reported that those who visit Costa Rica for medical procedures often travel with a companion and spend six times more than an average tourist. In 2010, medical tourists brought in $295 million to the country. Most of these visitors arrive from the United States and Canada.

The most popular form of medical tourism remains dentistry. Almost 40 percent of medical tourists visit Costa Rica for a dental procedure. Other popular procedures relate to weight reduction, orthopedics, cardiovascular and cosmetic and plastic surgery.

Health Tourism Fair Coming

The first annual Expomed health tourism fair will allow medical tourism backers to keep promoting the benefits of the industry within Costa Rica.

On Oct. 7-8, medical professionals will convene at the Children’s Museum in downtown San José to discuss ways to better medical tourism with regard to technology, insurance and employment.

Entrance to the event will cost ₡2,500 ($5).

You may be interested

Tourists have high perception of Costa Rica during Covid, survey says
Costa Rica
1 views
Costa Rica
1 views

Tourists have high perception of Costa Rica during Covid, survey says

The Tico Times - April 21, 2021

A survey of tourism professionals in Spain has recognized Costa Rica among the best-perceived international destinations during the pandemic. The…

Costa Rica has received 1.1 million Covid vaccines, applied 700,000
Costa Rica
1 views
Costa Rica
1 views

Costa Rica has received 1.1 million Covid vaccines, applied 700,000

The Tico Times - April 21, 2021

Costa Rica received a shipment of 118,000 Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday night and has been delivered 1.14 million total…

Review: Invictus Restaurant, Lounge and Sports Bar
News
4 views
News
4 views

Review: Invictus Restaurant, Lounge and Sports Bar

Chris Howard - April 21, 2021

I was contacted by the Tico Times to write a review of a restaurant in Escazú. Ironically, it turned out…