Just got back from our third trip to Costa Rica. This time we rented an apartment in Atenas and stayed for a month! That let us do some "touristy" stuff as well as the main purpose for the visit, which was to get some needed dental work done.
We went back to Dr. Eduardo Castro (he is Dr. Anglada's partner), since we have had such good results from the first two trips. The implant my husband had done two years ago is just fine (lets him eat anything), and my work has been good, too. This time it was me who needed the majority of the work done, had to have 5 crowns. Turned out I had some deep cavities under the old, bad crowns, so I'm really glad Dr. Castro fixed the problems before I was in real trouble. It made the dental work a bit more unpleasant than last trip, but it was bearable. And it is so good to be able to eat cold things again without jumping through the ceiling! I think that's why I have been having headaches up through the temple on that side for the last year.
We got to meet other online friends while we were there (Hi Byron!), and talked to several patients from the US, Canada, and even England who were there for implants etc. I also visited two hotels near the Sabana Sur office of Clínica Cleo (that's Anglada / Castro's official business name), because I have a friend who is planning to come down by herself, and I wanted to check out some of her options. Hotel El Sesteo is only half a block from the clinic; it's smaller, more personal, and really nice. Apartotel La Sabana is about a 10 minute walk on the north side of the park, and it's a bit bigger but very nice too. Both of them have apartment rooms available that are fully equipped, and if you mention you're a patient of Dr. Anglada's, you can get some good discounts. I'm sure they would do the same for other dentists, too.
Don't want to make this post any longer! But there is lots to say about the dental stuff, the hotels, and some of the fun things we got to do in our spare time. If anyone wants more info, reply to this or feel free to send me an email at email@example.com. I don't mind phone calls either (it's fun to share this info with others). (218) 666-1021.