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Date:5/8/2013

an Jose’s top dermatologist. The cost of all this plus my vacation was less than what I’d have spent on the procedures alone back home. My care was excellent and I know I made the right decision.”

While the San Jose metropolitan area has long been the destination of choice for medical travelers to Costa Rica, the north Pacific province of Guanacaste is poised for major competition. Last year, the internationally-accredited CIMA hospital opened a branch in Liberia, offering cutting-edge technology, an onsite radiology department and fully bilingual staff. In addition to local residents, the $125 million facility serves some 500,000 travelers who visit the region’s popular beach vacation destinations including Tamarindo, Papagayo and Flamingo each year.

As more tourists come to appreciate the country’s advanced health care system and affordable prices, a large percentage are also taking steps to make Costa Rica their permanent retirement home. “Costa Rica has gained a broader awareness of the potential retiree market in terms of generating dollar incomes, health expenditures, food, tourism and other services. With attractive pricing on health care, security, housing and tourism activities, Costa Rica can become a favorite destination for thousands of North Americans and Europeans who are looking for a better quality of life at a better price,” said PROMED President, Jorge Cortés

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