Costa Rica is located in Central America. Our country has consistently been among the top Latin American countries in the Human Development Index (HDI), ranked 69th in the world in 2011. According to the New Economics Foundation, Costa Rica ranks first in the Happy Planet Index and is the “greenest” country in the world.

Costa Rica is one of most highly valued tourist destinations in this planet. Our country is home to a rich variety of plants and animals. While the country has only about 0.25% of the world’s landmass, it contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Around 25% of the country’s land area is in protected national parks and protected areas, the largest percentage of protected areas in the world.

Costa Rica offers a wide variety of natural and cultural wonders that range from white sand beaches and coral reefs, to volcanoes, lush rain forests, hot springs and many other attractions. Make sure you enjoy our country during your stay.

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Medical tourism destination

Medical tourism industry in Costa Rica has grown a lot during the last years, making our country one of the most preferred medical travel destinations, due to some unique factors according to the Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rica Medicine (PROMED, such as:

  • Strategic location: There are more than 20 direct flights to Costa Rica from U.S.A., and our countries are very close. For instance, a flight from Miami takes two hours and forty five minutes.
  • Great weather: Pleasant and mild weather all year long, with an average temperature of 22°C (72°F).  The temperature is slightly higher in the coastal areas.
  • Latest medical technology on the market: Costa Rica’s healthcare industry takes advantage of the synergy with its growing medical devices industry and offers to national and foreign patients the latest medical technology on the market.
  • Qualified Medical Professionals: Costa Rica can rely on highly qualified medical professionals:
    • 44% of total hold a medical specialty
    • Almost 80% finished their studies either in the US or in Europe
  • Safety: Costa Rica is the safest country in Central America. One of the reasons that Costa Rica continues to grow as one of the world’s top destinations is because it is one of the few destinations where travelers can feel safe exploring almost any part of the country.

Travel Advice

All US citizens require a passport valid for at least six months in order to enter Costa Rica. It is very important that you do not purchase your airline ticket until you have received a confirmation stating the dates of your dental treatments and your overnight accommodations. You will be contacted by our Patient Services Coordinator to confirm these dates.

Patient Services Coordination

Every patient that comes to DDS Dental will receive personal individual care and service from the process of the appointment coordination until the time he/she returns home.

DDS Dental you will find a Patient Services Coordinator who can help you with your trip, appointment and treatment details and other services such as:

  • Transportation: Airport-Hotel-Airport and Hotel-Clinic-Hotel.
  • Hotels recommendations: We can also assist you with your lodging and reservations.

Leisure Time: During your free time, you can discover Costa Rica. We will be glad to assist you with day tours that do not interfere with your dental appointments.