Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

Mosquito-borne illnesses. Take the sun seriously and use sunscreen all the time. You are really close to the sun; it is not a joke. Medical care is pretty good there. You can get most things treated, coworkers got surgeries while there, braces, dental procedures, etc. - Feb 2019


Poor healthcare here. Many people use medevacs to resolve their health problems that cannot be resolved locally. - Jun 2013


Affordable. Not sure about quality. - May 2013


Medical care can be very good, but you better speak Spanish if you just walk into a hospital. High-quality, English-speaking professionals can be found with some digging. - Jan 2012


It seems everyone I know gets sick from food poisoning, one or more times, from minor to severe vomiting and diarrhea. No maleria risks in the city but if you travel to the jungles in the Orient region, then beware of a much worse problem with mosquitoes. Dental care is reasonably good and less expensive than at home. My guess is many medical professionals got their training in the US or Europe. - Jan 2012


The quality of medical care available is good. I have a friend who had a baby here. I have a great GYN. I had an MRI for a herniated disk but went back to the U.S. for the surgery. - Aug 2011


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