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Egg Freezing & IVF in Costa Rica

At Zora Health, you are our top priority. Our panel of experts will guide you through every step of the fertility treatment journey, helping you make informed decisions about your options, expected outcomes, and costs. Our Costa Rica clinic offers families the same options as our other clinics around the world.

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Egg Freezing

Egg freezing, also known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to save women’s ability to get pregnant in the future.

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In Vitro Fertilisation

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a procedure used to help with fertility, prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child

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Financing

Spread out the cost of treatment over 12, 24, and 36 months to avoid large upfront payments and reduce financial burden.

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Accessible & affordable fertility care in Costa Rica

Egg Freezing and IVF in Costa Rica

International patients can save from 40% up to 70% on the cost of assisted reproduction treatments such as egg freezing and IVF treatments in Costa Rica compared to prices in the U.S. Many embryologists in private clinics have received certification from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). IVF treatment clinics that cater to medical tourists arrange hotel or AirBnB accommodations, airport transfers, dining and leisure reservations as part of their concierge services. The average cost of IVF in Costa Rica is CRC 215,7000 (USD 4,000). Egg freezing costs around CRC 163,9300 (USD 3,040) per cycle plus CRC 323,550 (USD 600) per year for storage.

All About Costa Rica for Medical Tourists

Currently at #7 in the global Medical Tourism Index, Costa Rica reached this status because of its top-notch medical services. The country has made huge healthcare investments in infrastructure and education. Costa Rica prioritises its national healthcare system. Because of this, it has bested other countries in Latin America and competes with other countries across the globe that rank high in medical services.

 

Many doctors have been trained in other countries abroad and have received international certifications. Holistic wellness programs play a huge part in Costa Rica's medical tourism. Patients go to spas, yoga retreat centres, and other natural healing facilities after their medical treatments. The most popular treatments for medical tourists are cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, stem cell therapy, and bariatric surgeries.

 

Some of the reputable medical institutions in Costa Rica are the Hospital La Catolica, Clinica Biblica, and the Hospital CIMA. Many hospitals have received international standards accreditation and patient care awards. Patients are given priority through strict rule implementation on curbing infection, keeping private life information confidential, making sure surgeries are performed safely, and honouring patients' fundamental rights. The cost of treatments is 40 to 70% cheaper than in the U.S.

 

Most medical travellers from the U.S., Europe, and Canada do not need a medical visa for up to a three-month medical stay. Costa Ricans, also called Ticos, are hospitable and congenial. The capital of San José is the best place for medical tourists while Escazú is a runner-up.

 

What To Do in Costa Rica During Your Medical Vacation

 

The allure of Costa Rica comes from its magnificent beaches, rainforests, and biodiverse life. On the day of your arrival in San José, you can immediately go on a museum frenzy at the National Museum, Jade Museum, and Costa Rican Art Museum. For a taste of nature, check out La Fortuna Hot Springs, Lake Arenal, and Arenal Volcano National Park, all of which are only a short distance from each other. Next, head off to Manuel Antonio's beaches, coral reefs, and rainforests. Enjoy your medical vacation with a healthy dose of the Costa Rican diet, which comprises vegetables, fruits, and meats.

 

To make your stay in Costa Rica safe and worry-free, do your research first before hiking, zip lining, river tubing, surfing, scuba diving, mountain biking, and embarking on other adventure activities. Book with trustworthy tour operators and guides who have earned certifications and proper training on safety measures and legal regulations. Wear appropriate clothes and closed shoes when hiking to prevent snake and insect bites. Always pack sunscreen, insect repellent, and an extra pair of shoes. If you want to rent a car during your stay, you must be over 21 years of age. Pay attention to speed limits while driving. Exceeding the speed limit by 25 mph or 40 kph is against the law.

 

Once you arrive at the SJO Airport near San Jose or the LIR Airport near Liberia, you will find many travel and transportation options to choose from. There are shared shuttle services, private transfer services, car rentals, tour buses, water taxis, ferries, taxis, and public buses. For air travel, there are domestic flights and chartered flights. The leading domestic airline company is Sansa.

 

The official language in Costa Rica is Spanish. Indigenous languages are also spoken widely. These are Cabecar, Bribri, Maleku, Buglere, and Guaymi.  Many speak English too.

 

An article that explores the link between religion and social attitudes of Costa Ricans reported that members of the Evangelical Pentecostal churches tend to disapprove of sexual and reproductive rights. It also mentioned that while religion plays a part in social attitudes to issues such as IVF, there are also other factors in play, such as educational and economic levels.

Benefits of Doing Fertility Treatments in Costa Rica

An article in JBRA Assisted Reproduction reported that from 2000 to 2016, the Costa Rican government banned IVF after the active IVF treatment years of 1995 to 2000. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights ordered the only country that banned IVF treatments to reinstate them because the ban violated the "right to have one's private and family life respected." The Court of Human Rights further cited the violation by the Costa Rican government of the right to start a family and the right to equality and non-discrimination.

 

According to the article, Executive Decree No. 39210-MP-S in 2015 of the Costa Rican Supreme Court authorised the implementation of IVF treatments as a human right of people with infertility. It ordered that adult Costa Ricans above 18 years old can request it as a last resort if diagnosed with infertility. The Court noted that only medical facilities can perform treatments and pass the required technology, infrastructure, and professional standards set by the Ministry of Health. In 2019, the Social Security System of Costa Rica announced the availability of IVF treatment in the country.

 

Today, Costa Rican clinics honour the reproductive rights of patients and offer assisted human reproduction treatments such as IVF, artificial insemination, and human embryo, egg, and sperm storage. Medical travellers from various countries can save from 40% up to 70% on the cost of assisted reproduction treatments in Costa Rica compared to prices in the U.S. International standards for services are implemented at the clinics.

 

Azul Fertility Experts

 

The assisted reproductive health services for infertile couples at Azul Fertility Experts include IVF, egg donation, and egg freezing. Accredited by Lara Network 2023, this reproductive medicine clinic in San José has 25 years of experience. The ROPA method is available among its sexual and reproductive health offerings. The special IVF fertility package that includes all medications costs CRC 237,2078 (USD 4,500). If not choosing the package, IVF costs around CRC 211,3850 (USD 3,920) or CRC 228,1020 (USD 4,230) with a sperm donor and CRC 459,1700 (USD 8,515) with donor eggs and ICSI. Egg freezing costs CRC 163,9300 (USD 3,040) per cycle plus CRC 323,550 (USD 600) per year for storage. Sperm storage costs CRC 158,138 (USD 300) annually. ROPA Treatment for lesbian couples costs CRC 354,2303 (USD 6,720) and testicular biopsy sperm extraction (TESE) costs CRC 100,1544 (USD 1,900).

 

International patients can save from 40% up to 70% on the cost of assisted reproduction treatments at Azul Fertility Experts compared to prices in the U.S. The air quality in the clinic's laboratory is free of volatile organic compounds (VOC) to achieve the best embryo conditions. Embryologists at the clinic have received certification from the ASRM. The concierge service arranges hotel or AirBnB accommodations, airport transfers, and dining and leisure reservations for medical tourists.

Cost Considerations

The average cost of IVF in Costa Rica is CRC 215,7000 (USD 4,000).

 

Egg freezing costs around CRC 163,9300 (USD 3,040) per cycle plus CRC 323,550 (USD 600) per year for storage.

Other Considerations Before Starting Your Fertility Treatment in Costa Rica

IVF

  • As of 2017, IVF is available to couples and single individuals diagnosed with infertility.
  • The disposal, marketing, testing, fission, genetic alteration, cloning, or destruction of fertilised eggs is prohibited.

 

Egg Freezing

  • Egg freezing is permitted in Costa Rica.

 

Donors

  • Donors are thoroughly tested and registered with the Ministry of Health.
  • The donor must be 18 years old or above for gamete donation.
  • Every clinic must have a donor registry and the Ministry of Health will keep the national donor register.
  • The donor does not have any filiation or paternity rights and responsibilities.

 

Surrogacy

  • Surrogacy is unregulated, meaning that the woman who gives birth to the child is legally recognised as the mother. 

Why Choose Costa Rica for Your Fertility Treatment

After the IVF ban of 16 years, Costa Rican clinics today honour the reproductive rights of patients and offer assisted human reproduction treatments such as IVF, artificial insemination, and human embryo, egg, and sperm storage. Medical travellers from various countries can save from 40% up to 70% on the cost of assisted reproduction treatments compared to prices in the U.S. International standards for services are implemented at the clinics. Currently at #7 in the global Medical Tourism Index, Costa Rica reached this status because of its top-notch medical services.

 

After your egg retrieval, enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica for three to five days before your embryo transfer schedule. You can also explore the country while you expect pregnancy results 10 days to two weeks after your embryos are transferred. If you're into museums, take your pick among the National Museum, Jade Museum, and Costa Rican Art Museum. If you're a beach lover, head off to Manuel Antonio's beach resorts.

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"Clear pricing - clarity & support from start to end."

"I love Zora Health for their simple, transparent pricing. It was a relief not to worry about unexpected fees or hidden costs. They made the entire process stress-free and easy to understand, which allowed my husband and I to focus on what mattered most - my family's future."

Syarifah, 27 & Indra, 29
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"I couldn't believe that I can choose my own doctor and enjoy extra benefits for the same price."

"I had a preferred doctor overseas that my girl friends recommended. He is part of Zora’s clinic network, but I was interested in Zora’s support and perks. After speaking to Zora, they assured me I wouldn’t pay extra. Zora managed the whole process - from personalised guidance to answering my queries about legalities."

Nina, 32, Single
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"The financing options lifted a huge weight off my shoulders."

"Zora’s instalment plans were a true lifesaver. I was so grateful for their flexible and affordable options. I have been thinking about preserving my eggs as a form of “insurance” but didn’t want to pay a big lump sum upfront as I am saving for a house. The instalment plan helps me manage my finances better.”

Elaine, 32
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"I never felt alone in my fertility journey."

"After failing previously, we were very anxious and were not sure what to expect. They guided us through the process and cared for us every step of the way. My treatment at the clinic was long, and sometimes it was emotionally draining, but having a fertility coach made us feel better and more prepared. As busy professionals, we appreciate the convenience of scheduling appointments through Zora. I have recommended Zora to all our friends."

Ying & Drew, 37 & 41

You deserve the very best.

That's why we’re here to support you — from the first consultation all the way to egg storage and pregnancy.

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Enjoy an Introductory Call With a Zora Health Care Advocate

Let’s get to know you to better advise you about the process of egg freezing in Singapore and Malaysia, the costs involved as well as the rules and regulations. 

 

We’ll answer any questions you might have, so you have no doubts moving forward. 

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Benefit From the Flexibility to Choose Your Doctor or Ours

We truly understand how important it is to find a doctor you are comfortable with for your egg freezing journey. 

Whether you already have someone in mind or prefer our team to recommend an appropriate specialist and clinic, we’re here to help. 

We will also provide you with a list of questions to ask during your consultation, ensuring that you would be fully prepared for it to maximize your time.

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Attend Fertility Tests & Reviews

Your specialist will review your goals, medical history, and perform the necessary tests. We will then schedule a review and discuss your proposed fertility plan.

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Start Freezing Your Eggs Worry-Free

Rest assured that our team will provide a white-glove concierge service at every stage of your fertility journey, no matter if you’re freezing your eggs in Singapore, Malaysia, or at any of our clinics around the world.