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Savvy Medical Travelers Recover in Comfort at Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica


Los Sueños Resort is paradise perfect for recovering from that cost-effective medical procedure you procured in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s proximity to the United States, along with its reputation for top-notch medical care, beauty, safety and peace, has placed it among the top 5 destinations in the world for medical procedures.

With savings of up to 45-65%, more and more “medical travelers” are choosing to visit Costa Rica for procedures that are either too costly to do in the United States, Canada or Europe, or that have a lengthy waiting list. From dental work to plastic surgery, and more, Costa Rica is a perfect option for those seeking fast, affordable medical care.

According to the WHO (World Health Organization) Costa Rica’s healthcare system ranks just higher than the system in the United States. Over the past 30 years, private hospitals have expanded their operations and others have opened in the country; likewise, the government has invested hugely in the health sector.

With hundreds of board-certified physicians, surgeons, and dentists practicing in or near the capital city of San José, health travel has gained a strong foothold in Costa Rica; in fact, over a million Americans travel to the small country annually, and about 15% of those for medical care.

Post-surgical care and recovery can become a relaxing Costa Rica vacation when spent at Los Sueños Resort, which is located just an hour outside of San Jose where most major private hospitals and doctors reside.

Los Sueños Resort has all of the amenities and comforts needed for a tranquil, private retreat during the days or weeks following surgery in Costa Rica. With a private nurse by your side (easily found via recommendation from your doctor or clinic), you’ll be comfortable in a luxury one, two or three-bedroom condo that is situated in one of the beautiful gated communities of Los Sueños.

Many Costa Rica medical travers opt to stay in all-inclusive “recovery retreats” in, or near San Jose, but those who choose to stay at Los Sueños Resort report a much higher quality, peaceful, private, and luxurious experience. Every private, vacation condo in Los Sueños Resort offers a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, high quality furnishings, beautiful interior design, top of the line linens, and private balconies or terraces with beautiful views of the ocean or forest. With all this, it’s easy to see why…..

A $3million private Beach Club facility, multiple restaurants, day spas, an 18-hole championship golf course, a 200-slip marina, private pools and fitness gyms in every community (and most private homes or villas), its close proximity to San Jose, and gorgeous Costa Rican surroundings are just a few of the things that make a recovery stay at Los Sueños Resort the perfect choice.

With HRG’s exemplary concierge team, it’s easy to schedule grocery deliveries, a private chef, a driver, massage therapy, airport or city transfers, and more; all it takes is a phone call.

When you’re feeling better, your concierge can also help arrange easy-going tours and activities in the resort and the surrounding area. Whether it’s a round of golf, a sunset cruise, or a beautiful rainforest dinner at Adventure Dining, the Team at HRG has an extensive list of gentle, non-taxing activities to keep you having fun, and enjoying all that beautiful Costa Rica has to offer.

With all that it has to offer, why would you choose any other place than Costa Rica to get that long-awaited tummy tuck or dental implant? Make it the gift to yourself that keeps on giving, with lovey memories of a peaceful vacation at Los Sueños Resort.



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Costa Rica Plastic Surgery

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Recovery in Los Sueños: My Costa Rica Medical Vacation

Guest Post by  Gina R.

My recent trip to Costa Rica for plastic surgery, and subsequent recovery stay in the Los Sueños Resort was more like a luxury vacation than a medical vacation.

I live in the United States, but some of my friends have had surgery in Costa Rica, and they highly recommended I do the same when I decided to go for a facelift and tummy tuck. Not only are the skills of the plastic surgeons in Costa Rica top shelf, they also work with wonderful, English-speaking, private nurses, who can take care of you for the first two weeks after surgery, if needed.

My friends loved their recovery experience at the Los Sueños Resort and Marina. In fact they told me that it was a very beneficial part of the process. The resort is a retreat that my doctor’s patients go to in order to heal in a place that provides sunny respite, fresh food, and an overall uplifting atmosphere. I have never heard of this type of thing in the US, and I was grateful that my doctor integrated this concept into the healing process.

During the weeks that preceded my procedure, the doctor’s office provided me with all the information I would need about traveling to Costa Rica, my stay in San Jose before surgery, what I should bring and the contact information for HRG Vacations book my vacation condo and stay in Los Sueños Resort.

HRG arranged for my transportation from San Jose to the resort, stocked the refrigerator and arranged for a chef to come in and prepare two meals per day.

When you have had plastic surgery, or any surgery for that matter, you have undergone a serious procedure, and may not fully grasp how crucial compassionate caring and relaxation are to the healing process.

With a private nurse at my side, I headed for Los Sueños Resort the day following surgery and began my two week healing process, during which time I returned to San Jose periodically for a checkup with the doctor; given the close distance to San Jose from the resort, it was the perfect arrangement.

Los Sueños Resort was the perfect space for recovery. Quiet and peaceful, I was able to lounge in the shade near the pool, watch the birds and iguanas as they flitted around in the forest, and gaze out at the ocean as the tide came in. Toward the end of my recovery, I even went on a sedate river tour and saw the crocodiles in the wild.  I am excited to get back to Costa Rica when I can really have some fun and do some adventurous exploring.

When the two weeks were up, I was sad to leave. My “medical tourism” trip to Costa Rica left nothing to be desired and the team at HRG was great. I couldn’t have asked for a better plastic surgery and recovery experience.