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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Rincon de la Vieja
Liberia 
Liberia, Guanacaste 
Costa Rica

Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism

Costa Ricans and foreigners are taking advantage of being ranked amongst the world’s best, by opening private hospitals and clinics that cater to foreigners, particularly in San Jose and Liberia. Many visitors travel to Costa Rica for medical procedures or treatments whch cost much more where they reside.  Often they remain in Costa Rica during the recover period at a resort for rest and relaxation. This is called medical tourism.

Medical tourism, also called “health tourism”, is a growth industry available for visitors seeking treatments within all medical schools, including aesthetic, laboratory, optical and dental procedures. An estimated 40,000 tourists travel to Costa Rica annually to receive medical and dental care, spending more than $ 480 million annually. The annual growth rate averages 15%. Visitors seek medical treatments in Costa Rica for cost savings and quality of care, compared to developed countries. In fact, the US private health care plans. UU That they limit the payment of a medical procedure will often approve and finance the treatment outside the country, to avoid the maximum payment and that the patient has out-of-pocket expenses. The quality of medical care here is at par, and sometimes better, than that offered in many developed countries.

After treatment or surgery – Follow-up care

After treatment or surgery, patients will want to remain in Costa Rica during recovery and to receive follow-up care. Having to stay in Costa Rica is the best part. The two centers for these private treatment centers are San José and Liberia. Many choose Blue River Resort & amp; amp; Hot springs for a rest after attention. Blue River Resort & amp; amp; Hot Springs caters to both the energetic tourist and those who require a quiet break for recovery.

The relaxing therapeutic thermal waters and the spa are perfect for relaxing. In fact, hot springs are a cure for themselves and are commonly used in alternative medicine. Very few hot springs are natural in Costa Rica. The thermal waters rich in natural minerals here at Blue River Resort are also superior to those found elsewhere. Applying the principles of Balneotherapy in Costa Rica, alternative medical therapists treat many patients with great success. Balneotherapy is a valuable tool in the treatment of patients with specific medical conditions who use water as the main instrument of treatment.