Costa Rica is a country with no army. Instead, it spends funds on education and medical facilities. This country boasts superior dental education programs. Safety and low prices in Costa Rica make it the favorite dental tourism destination in Central America.
When clinics spend considerably less on salaries, insurance, and dental supplies, the saving allows them to offer rates that are much less than in the USA.
Here is a price comparison and average savings list for common dental procedures.
|Root Canal treatment||$1,000-2,000||$325||67%|
|Single Implant + Abutment||$4,000||$750||80%|
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
|Full Removable Denture||$2,000||$400||81%|
|Snap-on Denture System||$12,300||$3,000||76%|
|All on 4 with Acrylic denture||$24,000||$8,950||62%|
|All on 6 with Acrylic denture||$29,500||$10,750||64%|
|All on 8 with Acrylic denture||$24,000-31,000||$10,280||67%|
|Including 3 RCTs (if needed), 24-28 Zirconium or porcelain crowns and temporary crowns.||–||$10,500||–|
*Prices may vary with the time duration & complexity of the case.
While the price of a dental implant is around $4,000 in the US, it costs $750 in Costa Rica. You can save approximately 65% – 75% of your spending on dentures, from All on 4, 6, or 8 to Snap-on dentures.
We suggest you should do thorough research about the clinic and the treating dentist.
|Dental Training in the USA||Dental Training in Costa Rica|
|Undergraduate degree + 4 years to get DDS||6 years to get DDS degree|
|Quicker access to the latest technology||Limited access to the latest technology|
|Less patient exposure||Vast patient exposure|
MARIO BONILLA ROBERT
Implantologist, United States at OCO Biomedical Corporate
Member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
ANDREA ROTH EAREY
Specialization in Restorative and Operative
RAQUEL CORDERO MOLINA
Dentavacation partner dental clinic covers more than 6460 square feet. It consists of 8 fully equipped treatment rooms, a comfortable waiting area for patients and their travel companions. There is an on-site dental laboratory, 3D advanced dental imaging room, and a dental sterilization area.
The clinic employs:
Although Guanacaste is a well-known tourist destination is Costa Rica, but dental clinic options are very limited here. Thus, it is recommended to take a short trip to travel to Guanacaste. It is hardly a 3-hour drive from San Jose.
It focuses on using biocompatible (non-toxic) restorative materials and eliminating infections. The most popular procedure for Holistic dentistry in Costa Rica is the removal of Amalgam, Nickel and other heavy metal fillings. These are then filled with composite.
Costa Rica is a short flight from major US cities such as Miami, Houston, Orlando, New Orleans, Dallas. Visitors traveling by plane usually arrive at San Jose International Airport (IATA: SJO) 3 km (14 mi) west of downtown, in the city of Alajuela.
You can enjoy a dental vacation in San Jose.
Visa for USA, Canada, European Union: Do not require a Visa.
They must have a valid passport. They must arrive in Costa Rica with a return ticket proving they will leave the country within the tourist visa period (usually 90 days). The length of the tourist visa granted is at the discretion of the immigration official at the point of entry to Costa Rica.
Emergency number: 911 Police (Fuerza Pública): 117 Fire Fighters (Bomberos): 118
US Embassy: +506 2519 2000 Canadian Embassy: +506 2242-4400
With six percent of the world’s biodiversity concentrated in a minuscule 0.03% of the earth’s surface, nature is at its abundant best in Costa Rica. 27% of Costa Rica is under national parks and reserves. Costa Rica intends to become the first carbon-neutral nation by nurturing its forests. The Costa Rican government is developing plans to begin offsetting all of the country’s carbon dioxide emissions.
Whether your idea of the perfect day involves 18 holes or a few rounds, Costa Rica is rapidly becoming a world-class golf destination. It has several championship courses in the capital city of San Jose and along the tropical Pacific Coast.
Look for the distinctive ‘five leaves’ rating system. It’s a sign that the organization is part of the Government-run CST (Certification for Sustainable Tourism). This is a program that encourages minimizing the impact on the environment.
In a nutshell, the more effort the hotel puts into sustainability, the more leaves it gets. The number of leaves depends upon:
Tortuguero can be reached by boat. As there is a lack of modern infrastructure, the region feels wonderfully peaceful. As you float down the river, you can spot manatees, caimans, and crocodiles, as well as sloths and a variety of monkeys. Tortuguero is also one of the best places in the world to view sea turtles. The nearby beaches are key nesting sites.
Costa Rica is home to several volcanoes, including a handful of active ones. The most popular among tourists is the Arenal Volcano. There is a good chance of seeing toucans, parrots, and tanagers. Costa Rica is one of the best places to see hummingbirds. To date, there have been 57 species recorded in the country.
Nestled in the extreme southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula is the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, one of the most scenically beautiful areas of Costa Rica. It was the country’s first area that was protected for nature conservation. The abundance of birdlife matches the wildlife found underwater. 1,788 hectares of ocean belong to the Cabo Blanco nature reserve, protecting many species of fish, large quantities of lobster, giant conches and oyster. There are plenty of opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Monteverde Cloud Forest: A paradise for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers.
Tortuguero National Park: Famous for a massive variety of flora and fauna. It has eleven different habitats that rest within its boundaries.
Corcovado National Park: “The most biologically intense place on earth” by National Geographic.
Piedras Blancas National Park: It is home to Jurassic forest. It is one of the few places in Costa Rica where jaguars still thrive.
Arenal Volcano National Park: One of the most recognized attractions in the country.
Palo Verde National Park: The park is flooded by the Tempisque River to create a marshy home for an abundance of wetland bird species such as Roseate Spoonbills, Egrets, Wood Storks, and Herons.
Costa Rica’s currency is the colon (₡). The exchange rate fluctuates daily but usually works out to between ₡500-550 per US dollar.
In addition to colones, US dollars are widely accepted throughout the country. However, bills larger than $20 may not be taken by some businesses. Also, when paying for goods and services in dollars, you’ll more than likely get your change in colones.
Here is what to do before you travel:
Caribbean coast is culturally more diverse with white sand beaches. In the thick forests of the Caribbean Sea coast and Northern Plains, expect high humidity and temperatures ranging between the 70s and high 80s year-round.
Pacific coast is sparsely populated but has splendid beaches, excellent fishing, great water sports, and it gives endless opportunities for getting close to nature. To the north, you will see a rugged and beautiful shoreline with the surrounding land consisting of fields and low tropical forests. In the south, the lush rainforests meet the ocean.
What is the best season to visit Costa Rica?
With numerous microclimatic regions stashed in one country, you can always find a spot that suits your temperature and temperament. Costa Rica has two seasons- dry season (November – April) and wet season (May – November) and temperatures averaging in the 70 degrees. Although the dry season is very popular, the wet season has the following advantages:
What does “Pura Vida” mean?
Pura Vida means pure life. Costa Ricans take every opportunity to enjoy life, and this carefree term expresses general satisfaction. Pura vida is used as greeting or farewell, to express thanks, and as a response to “how are you?”
How to stay safe in Costa Rica?
You will be safe as long as you use common tourist safety precautions and take advice from authorities, hotels, and tour operators. It is important to follow the news on television and radio closely. Be aware of your surroundings at all times like you would in any large city.
Due to crime, exercise increased caution in:
How safe are the taxis in Costa Rica?
Uber is safe in Costa Rica. It’s especially great to use from SJO Airport to your accommodation.
The color of licensed taxis is red. That’s the legal type and anything else that calls itself a taxi most likely is not.
How expensive is Costa Rica?
For a 2-3 star property, in San Jose, expect to pay around $70- $100. A typical tourist can expect to spend $55 – $60 a day while in Costa Rica. The activities you decide on will effect your daily budget tremendously. For a 2-3 star property, in San Jose, expect to pay around $70- $100.
How safe is street food in Costa Rica?
Street food stands are cheap and amazing. Things are cooked before your very eyes so you won’t have to worry about things sitting in the sun all day. If you’re still worried, don’t be afraid to ask for fresh food (Comida fresca). Eating at a soda (not to be confused with the beverage, it is a local eatery) is usually a good idea. Street food is good and CHEAPER than restaurants.
Common greetings in Costa Rica?
How can I access the Internet in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica has a relatively modern telecommunication infrastructure. All Internet traffic goes through state-owned Grupo ICE and its subsidiary RACSA. Free wireless internet access in popular spots throughout the country, including international airports and shopping malls. Most hotels also provide free wireless access, as well as popular restaurants, such as McDonald’s, Subway, Bagelman’s, Denny’s, etc.
Will my cell phone work in Costa Rica?
What are some good apps to use in Costa Rica?
The ‘rich coast’ has earned its name and stands apart from its Central American neighbors. One of the world’s most biodiverse countries in the world, it is an excellent dental tourism destination.
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