Costa Rica
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Treatment abroad : Costa Rica

Costa Rica draws well over a million visitors every year. The country has a wide and varied geography. You can cruise through a cloud forest one day, climb a volcano the next, and finally relax on a beautiful beach.

Tourism in Costa Rica is one of the fastest growing economic sectors of the country. Since 2004, tourism earns more foreign exchange than bananas and coffee combined. The tourism boom began in 1987, with the number of visitors up from 329,000 in 1988, through 1 million in 1999, to a record 2.34 million visitors during 2012. Around 5 per cent of Costa Rica’s gross domestic product is now generated by tourism.

Why choose Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located in the heart of Central America, between Panama to the south, and Nicaragua to the north and is an extremely bio-diverse coun...

The healthcare system

Qualifying as a doctor or surgeon in Costa Rica requires long and intensive training....

Travel and accommodation

Costa Rica is well connected by air to the US, and other Central and Latin American countries...

About Costa Rica

The Republic of Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the w...

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