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Costa Rica leads health care to international travelers

Costa Rica leads health care to international travelers

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Under the concept of the wellness tourism business, Costa Rica takes advantage of its tourist attraction and highly qualified medical specialists to offer vacation packages combined with specialized medical treatments, especially those related to dental implants.

The visit of foreigners that underwent medical procedures in Costa Rica generated in 2019 $437 million, 5% more than what was registered in 2018 for that country, and about 33 times more income than those brought by that same item to El Salvador in the same year.

According to figures from the Central Bank of Costa Rica, medical tourism revenues, especially those related to dental implants in Costa Rica, have registered a sustained growth, since in 2017, 2018 and 2019 there have been increases in relation to each of the preceding years of 9%, 16% and 5% respectively.

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