The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has been a strategic ally for Costa Rica in the development of new hospital infrastructure and equipment in several of the country's provinces.

Thus, with the completion of the construction of the new Monseñor Sanabria Hospital in Puntarenas and the opening of this important medical center in the Central Pacific region of the country, the execution of the broad "Hospital Infrastructure and Equipment Renovation Program" approved for US$270 million is successfully concluded. This is in addition to the financing for the procurement and application of COVID-19 vaccines approved in 2021 and an additional US$60 million that in the past financed important interventions in the San Vicente de Paúl Hospital in Heredia and the Adolfo Carit Hospital in Las Mujeres, as well as 23 Basic Comprehensive Healthcare Teams (EBAIS) and four Comprehensive Healthcare Centers (CAIS).

Initiatives to improve access to health services, financed by CABEI

  • Support in the procurement and application of vaccines against COVID-19:
    • More than 3.7 million Costa Ricans benefited
  • La Anexión Hospital hospitalization tower, Guanacaste:
    • Inaugurated in 2016
    • More than 150,000 direct beneficiaries
    • Five floors
    • Expansion of hospitalization capacity with 31 additional beds.
    • Expansion of various specialties and services
  • Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia Hospital East Tower, San José:
    • Enabled in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis
    • More than 1.5 million direct beneficiaries
    • Seven floors
    • More than 200 additional inpatient beds
    • Expansion of various specialties and services
  • New Monseñor Sanabria Hospital, Puntarenas:
    • To be enabled in 2024
    • 350,000 direct beneficiaries
    • Five floors
    • 300 hospital beds
    • Expansion of various specialties and services
    • Enabling of heliport and first semi-automated medicine dispensing service.
  • San Vicente de Paúl Hospital, Heredia:
    • Four floors housing a variety of specialties
    • Four classrooms, an auditorium, and a library
  • Dr. Adolfo Carit Women's Hospital, San José:
    • Three floors with different specialties
  • 23 Basic Comprehensive HealthcareTeams (EBAIS)
  • Three Comprehensive HealthcareCenters (CAIS)

Improving the wellbeing of costa ricans with accessible and efficient healthcare systems


Strengthening a nation's health systems allows it to provide timely care to its inhabitants and ensure that it is equitable, which in turn allows it to be a more productive and competitive population through the enjoyment of good health.

For this reason, CABEI reaffirms its commitment to Costa Rica by continuing to be a strategic ally that provides effective and timely support to safeguard the well-being of its population.