If you’re planning your trip to Costa Rica for dental treatment, we’re ready to welcome you with the best dental services! If you’re looking for affordable dental implants or a full mouth restoration and have not yet considered coming to Costa Rica, what are you waiting for? Meza Dental offers high-end cosmetic dentistry at affordable prices in one of the safest and most beautiful places in the world!
Embarking on a journey for dental tourism can seem daunting at first. So we’d like to share with you a few pointers on how to plan your trip to Costa Rica in order to maximize the benefits and take full advantage of this transformation journey!
The Meza Dental team is here to help you through the various stages of planning your trip, but there are some things you’ll need to do on your own. This article will help guide you through the steps you need to take, in order to make the most out of your trip.
Remember that you can plan your dental tourism trip any way you like. You can enjoy your vacation first and then come to Meza Dental, or have the procedure done first and then relax at the beach. It’s all up to you!
Let’s start with the travel arrangements.
Once the basics have been sorted out, you can get started with the fun stuff! There are multiple ways you can take advantage of your dental tourism trip to Costa Rica.
San José: Where Meza Dental Care is located! San José is your likely point of arrival. You’ll find yourself with lots to do here, including visiting museums, restaurants and national parks. It’s also a convenient gateway to other locations in Costa Rica. In general, this province is culturally diverse, and boasts a large population.
Must do: San Jose Museum Tours.
This tour includes: Gold Museum, Jade Museum, and The Children’s Museum. The Gold Museum is pretty much what you’d expect – a large collection of gold – but it is worth seeing. Most of the rare pieces are indigenous gold jewelry.
Cartago: While Cartago is the smallest province in terms of square miles, it is one of the biggest in terms of landscape, and it’s pretty close to San José. The Orosi valley presents fantastic views, rivers, lakes and great gourmet restaurants.
Must do: Irazú Volcano National Park.
The volcano is active, and in fact, is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica. While you’re there, you should climb the Diego de la Haya crater.
Heredia: Most folks are drawn by either the coffee plantations or the stunning waterfalls.
Must do: La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens are a breathtaking experience and can be visited in a half-day trip. The zoo and the waterfalls make it well-worth the trip.
Alajuela: The Poás volcano is a great leisurely day trip. There are tours that take you to see the crater, one of the largest in the world, and then visit the nearby town of Poasito, for fresh strawberries, cheese tortillas and great coffee.
San Carlos, located within the province of Alajuela about 90 km from San José, is the location of another famous volcano: The Arenal. An active conically shaped volcano approximately 5,358 ft high.
Must do: Hiking the Arenal Volcano.
For the more adventurous, this hike is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. The only thing is that you need to take at least a couple of days to visit the volcano, due to the distance from San José.
Puntarenas:. If your timing is right, between August and October, you could consider going on a whale watching excursion. This is an unbelievably awesome experience that will surely be memorable!.
Must do: Surfing
If you’re already a surfer, or have always wanted to surf, don’t miss the opportunity to surf in Playa Hermosa. The waves here are world-renowned, and the beach has received awards for its cleanliness.
Limon: Limón is paradise on the Caribbean coast, complete with white sand beaches, and calm blue waters. Limón has great biodiversity too, featuring everything from wetlands to mountains.
Must do: Tortuguero National Park and Boat Sailing.
Tortuguero National Park, is a protected nesting spot to the green and leatherback sea turtles. If you’re coming to Costa Rica between the months of July and October, you can take a tour to see the nesting and hatching of these amazing turtles.
Guanacaste: This province is a shoreline paradise on the Pacific coast. You can spend your days outside exploring the beach, watching the exotic wildlife, horseback riding or going on a canopy adventure.
Must do: Relax under the sun!
Located in the northwestern corner of Costa Rica, this lively province is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Travelers can do everything from surfing, ATV Tours, snorkeling, zipline, horseback riding, hiking or just sit at the beach and relax!
The description above is meant as a brief introduction to help steer you into the right direction. Knowing your interests will help you pick which areas to research and identify the activities you are interested in. One of the many great things about Costa Rica, is that there is something for everyone at every budget. If you like adventure, you’re in luck! If you want to just relax and bask in the sun, we got that as well...
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