Costa Rica has excellent healthcare By almost any standard, Costa Rica has some of the best healthcare in Latin America. There are two systems, both of which expats can access: the government-run universal healthcare system, Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, known as Caja, and the private system. Both health systems are constantly being upgraded—new hospitals, new equipment, and improvements in staff training
Costa Rica is a middle-income, developing economy, with a tradition of democracy. The life expectancy at birth here is one of the world’s highest–outstripping both the U.S. and the U.K., in fact. Thanks to its long history as a destination, tourist facilities are extensive. And because English is a second language for many Costa Ricans, the country feels visitor-friendly.