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Surgery in Costa Rica - a Brief Analysis

By Alexis Norman Subscribe to RSS | January 3rd 2012 | Views:

Costa Rica is one of the preferred tourism destinations in the world. This Central American country is peaceful and is on the top list for medical tourists who want to enjoy exotic locations this country is very peaceful and does not even have an army. While it only occupies 3/10000th of an area on the earth, it is still the home for about 7% of world’s bio-diversity. There are many protected areas in the country. It is surprising to know that about a quarter of this country’s land is protected. The medical tourism in Costa Rica has a good reputation. This is partly because of the high academic levels of its citizens and its peace loving nature. The tourism is the major source of income for this country. These factors have led to political stability also attract foreign investment in many sectors.

The hospitals in Costa Rica, like many medical tourism destinations, should be chosen carefully. But the medical care in general is good. The standards in the major hospitals are good and some are JCI accredited. The overall care is very good .The Costa Rica medical tourism has an ideal combination of talent for many surgeries, tourist friendly climate and unparallel natural riches. This is the reason, why many Americans and Europeans chose to spend their retired lives here.

Costa Rica was influenced to a large extent by Europe. One can see it in many ways- from the architecture to the official language-Spanish. The native influence, although less dominant can be found everywhere. This spans from the arts, ceramics to the food. This rich culture is a direct reflection of its racial diversity. This country boasts over a century of democracy and over a half century without an army. The money the country saves from not having a military was reinvested into elevating the standards of living. This is in sharp contrast to most of Latin American countries, where the nations suffer from violence and dictatorships to a large extent.

The Costa Ricans are commonly known as Ticos. They are very hospitable people and in general are hard working and well educated. They always sport a smile and a handshake. Many regard the Ticos to be one of the country’s greatest assets. Some of its natural wild attractions include Tortugero National Park. This is also referred to as little Amazonas. This is located on the Caribbean side. This area also boasts of Afro-Caribbean culture and the cuisine is mostly spicy and many dishes include coconut. Costa Rica is also home for volcanoes. These are a part of pacific ring of fire and Mt. Arenal is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and regularly puts up a spectacular show of smoke, ash, lava, rocks and other sounds.

The other attractions include Coco Island. This is once described as the refuge for pirates and whalers is today known for its marine wild life. They include corals, hammerhead shark, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins and more. The biggest rain forest in Costa Rica La Armistad international park also deserves a special mention. This is the only park in the world created by 2 nations. ( Costa Rica and panama) This park boasts 400 species of birds, 263 species of amphibians and reptiles and 213 of mammals.

Alexis Norman - About Author:
Costa Rica medical tourism company offering latest information on Board certified doctors, surgeons, specialist & physicians, hospitals, clinics etc. The best place to plan for Medical tourism in Costa Rica.

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