Costa Rica: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 15,000
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Tourists 2019 3.1 million
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Population 2021 5.14 million
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Costa Rica makes much noise as a destination but poor quality care and poor promotion plus lack of real regulation holds it back.


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Tourism numbers to CR for health and medical care:


Medical tourism numbers out

A few hundred or low thousands.


Medical tourism promotion

The Costa Rica Foreign Commerce Ministry and the Foreign Trade Promotion Agency (PROCOMER) sought to promote medical tourism through participation in fairs, reinforcing studies and creating new connections with foreign health institutions- but this vanished into thin air.

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