My father is 62 years young! He is on oxygen, will he still be able to enjoy himself in costa rica? Does anyone know of any oxygen... companys in the country as he cannot fly with oxygen tanks.


Country: Costa Rica


He will enjoy! Try Praxair, they rent oxygen tanks.
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Yes, you can contact one of these medical equipment company's in San Jose:

-Disprodorme S.A. Tel. (506) 2231-1586 Fax: (506) 2231-4058 Located near the US Embassy in Pavas, San José

-Equipo Montes de Oca. Tel (506) 2222-4225

Buena suerte!
I don't know much on oxygen usage & travelers but I'm thinking he may have an issue with some of the places of higher altitude (the Central Valley/San Jose area is around 3,000').

Here's a list of places I've started where you may find Oxygen Tanks to rent.


Escazu (San Rafael) (2-289-6926) - diagonal to PeriMercado
Alajuela (2-430-7008) - 325 mts. South of De Llobet
Cartago (2-553-1010) - 150 mts. West of Banco Credito Agricola de Cartago
Desamparados (2-219-6593) - in front of Colegio Monsenor Odio
Heredia (2-260-6114) - 300 mts West of la Chicharronera - past la Casi ta de chicharon
Moravia (2-236-0306) - in front of MegaSuper
San Carlos (2-461-2533) - edificio Victoria
SJ - Paseo Colon (2-256-1133) - in front of Hyundai

Equipos Medicos - Escazu Centro (2-289-5410 / 8-386-9991 / 8-352-9871) - Contact: Albe Amador Morales - speak English

Renta Equipo Medico Montes De Oca, S.A. - 2-224-6046 Contact: Ignacio - speak English

Curridabat (2-280-2728) - 100 E. MultiPlaza-Este - Contigo Perimercdos
Guadalupe (2-224-6046) - CONTACT: Ignacio - speaks English
San Jose-downtown (2-222-4225 / 2-222-2726) - Calle 2 & Avenida 12-14)

They rent 3 & 5 LPM oxygen concentrators when you rent a concentrator you get the use of a portable tank for free. These guys are great they can also repair your own personal concentrator if you have one.

Oxygen concentrators are available here without a doctors prescription and generally rent for 24-28,000-colones per month (these prices were from about 1 1/2 years ago)

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