Planning and preparing for your Costa Rica dental vacation is easy once you know what to do. That’s why we’ve developed a quick checklist to help you get prepared for a successful dental experience in Costa Rica.
Your passport should be valid for at least another 6 months from your date of travel. If it is about to expire…get it renewed before you travel. If you are coming from the US or Canada, there is no need for a visa to visit Costa Rica.
Travel insurance protects you against unseen events, like cancelled flights, delayed flights, lost baggage, theft etc. The cost for good travel insurance is generally worth the sense of security it provides. www.travelguard.com
Costa Rica is a small country full of many micro-climates. Pack for a variety of activities – shorts, jeans, comfortable clothes, sandals, tennis shoes, a light jacket, swimming suits and plenty of sunscreen. Make sure to bring your camera to record your incredible experience in Costa Rica! A travel guide book is also helpful to help you get acquainted with the charms of our amazing country.
A medical summary is very helpful to pack in case of any emergency during your travels. (A medical summary is actually a good thing to carry with you whenever you travel…not just on dental vacations!)
It doesn’t happen often, but luggage gets lost, glasses break…so it’s good to have a back-up!
It’s a lot easier to get a replacement of your passport if you’ve got a copy.
If you are coming to Costa Rica for one week, bring enough medication to last two weeks in case of any problems. You also need to protect your medication(s) from things like humidity and heat.
Depending on your treatment, you may need to prepare yourself with time in advance before coming to Costa Rica for your dental vacation. Talk to one of our dentists to learn exactly what preparations that you will need to make before your procedure. Some common requirements are:
Make sure to follow the directions of your dentist in order to avoid complications during your procedure.