Medical Tourism and Wellness Packages


Americana WellCareCR offers complete, affordable Costa Rican medical tourism packages at under $20,000.00 tailored to YOU, to the specific treatment you request, and to your very own special wishes and preferences.
For a very attractive price (depending on the surgical procedure, choice of hospital, length of stay, and recovery center), Americana WellCareCR offers eight to ten day Bariatric Surgery packages: 1) gastric sleeve surgery to cure Type 2 diabetes and/or to induce weight loss in obese patients, or 2) gastric bypass surgery to cure Type 2 diabetes in non-obese patients. Both surgeries are performed by eminent bariatric surgeon Dr. Jacobo Zafrani at Hospital Clínica Bíblica in San José, Costa Rica.

Each package includes:

  • San José airport transfers on arrival and departure with an English-speaking driver
  • Recovery center/hospital transfers
  • Preliminary consultation with Dr. Jacobo Zafrani
  • All pre-op procedures, examinations and evaluations (complete blood work /CBC/, TP, PTT /partial thromboplastin time/, EKG and a psychological evaluation, etc. meticulously conforming to the standards and procedures required for bariatric surgery in the United States)
  • All peripheral operating necessities (anesthesiologist, etc.)
  • Gastric sleeve surgery (laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy) or gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y-gastric bypass) performed by Dr. Jacobo Zafrani
  • One night at Hospital
  • Eight to ten days all-inclusive accommodation a medical recovery center

*If you are accompanied by someone and require Double accommodation, please let us know

Similar packages are also available for patients undergoing orthopedic surgery, cosmetic/plastic surgery, or dental treatment.

PLEASE NOTE: Medical tourism packages do NOT include international airfare. Gratuities are not included, nor is the USD $24.00 airport tax paid on departure. Medical treatment is not available December 20-January 5, Easter week or (U.S.) Thanksgiving week.

Recommendations: ALL potential patients for bariatric surgery should have a complete check up before traveling to Costa Rica. Please make sure to bring your medical records and all other pertinent information regarding your health. If you do this, the likelihood that you will be able to have this surgery increases, and you will not have traveled to Costa Rica for nothing. Everything must be completely in order prior to surgery.

IMPORTANT: If, following medical and psychological testing and evaluation you are NOT qualified, for whatever reason, to undergo bariatric surgery, you will be refunded for all medical and other services not received minus the cost of two recovery center nights and a $300.00 consultation/service fee to Americana WellCareCR.

ALSO, depending on your physical condition and the advice and permission of Dr. Zafrani, low-stress eco-tours and excursions in the San José area can be added to the basic package during and after your stay at the recovery center. Americana WellCareCR can arrange these tours for you.

Eco-tours, travel to and stays in other areas of Costa Rica, activities and excursions, like the volcano tour shown below, sportsfshing on the Pacific or Caribbean coast, canopy tours, white water rafting and a host of other exciting Costa Rica tours, are certainly available before your surgical treatment to cure diabetes, cosmetic or orthopedic surgery, or dental treatment.

Americana WellCareCR associates Richard Krug (USA) and Mark Sydney (Canada) have between them more than 40 years’ successful experience in the sportfishing/tourist industry in Costa Rica and can expertly advise you and arrange your tours and travel in Costa Rica.

Packages for orthopedic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and well as dental surgery and wellcare, are available on request. Please call Americana WellCareCR toll free — 1-800-407-9438 — for more information.

Some of the tours you can enjoy while here:

Arenal Volcano by Night

Drive through some of the most scenic areas of Costa Rica to view one of the world’s most active volcanoes. This 14-hour eco-friendly tour takes you first to Sarchí, the center of traditional Costa Rica handicrafts, where you will see, among other pieces of folk art, the wonderful brightly painted ox-carts, and then along picturesque country roads through the Central Highlands and its quaint farming towns, and across the rich farmlands of the San Carlos plateau en route to the volcano. Arenal Volcano erupted for the first time this century in 1968 and has been continuously active ever since. The frequency and intensity of its eruptions are truly awe inspiring. After observing the protected volcano and exploring the lava flows, you can enjoy a couple of hours at the relaxing Tabacon Hot Springs and then a buffet dinner at the acclaimed Tabacon Resort.

Aerial Tram Rain Forest Tour

Travel by comfortable bus to a modified ‘ski lift’ that soars above more than one and a half miles (2.6 km) of the Costa Rican Caribbean rain forest. The 90-minute gondola ride in this extremely popular eco-tour ferries you to the different levels of the rainforest, including the treetops or ‘canopy’ – the hardest level to access and the least scientifically known part of the forest. You will encounter an incredible variety of flora and fauna – butterflies, toucans, parrots, woodpeckers, sparrow hawks, eagle-hawks, tanagers, wrens, snakes and lizards, as well as amphibians such as the ‘blue jeans frog’. After the Aerial Tram ride you can walk along the trails into the heart of the ecologically-protected rainforest to take pictures, search for wildlife or simply relax and look around, getting to know and appreciate the rainforest from the ground to the treetops. The entire eco-tour takes just over seven hours.