Medical care in Costa Rica–a first-hand account

Alex Murray working on his deck after being released from the hospital.

Alex Murray working on his deck after being released from the hospital.

Alex Murray was burning trash at his home near Lake Arenal in Costa Rica when the fire flared up and burned him over 20% of his body.

He spent the next 20 days in 2 Costa Rican hospitals, the first public (Hospital San Juan de Dios), the second private (Clinica Biblica).

Alex is one of four expats featured in this in-depth look at public and private hospitals in Costa Rica.