Dra Kattia Porras


Welcome to my practice, I hope you enjoy visiting my site and find it a useful extension of your relationship with your doctor.

With this site I try to inform, engage and empower patients to better prepare them to participate in their own care.

Thank you for choosing me as your primary care physician and for the confidence you have placed in my practice for over fifteen years.

Your health is your greatest treasure

Meet our doctor

Dr. Kattia Porras was born and raised in Naranjo,  Central Valley, attended medical school at the Costa Rica University in San José, the best and most recognized university in Costa Rica, where she obtained her medical degree.   After her internship in the major hospitals of San Jose, she moved to Nosara for a year of social service at the Social Security Clinic (EBAIS) in town.    She fell in love with the warmth of the community, the beach and the beauty of nature around Nosara and decided to establish her home and private medical practice in this beautiful place.

DR. Kattia

Dr. Kattia Porras is certified in general medical practice and has practiced primary and urgent care in Nosara for over fifteen years,   her mission is to provide quality health care to her patients.    At work, she enjoys taking care of patients with acute illnesses and injuries as well as preventive medicine,  she takes time with patients not only to diagnose and to treat but also to explain their illness or condition so that they can become part of their healing process; the doctor believes in the bioindividuality of each patient and treat them holistically to ensure their physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing,   she is sensitive to the personal preferences and wishes of the patients and provide recommendations that allows patients to make informed decisions.    To provides her patients the best medical care she stays up to date on current medical topics by the continuing medical education program of the College of Physicians of Costa Rica.    In her spare time she enjoys reading, swimming and walking on the beach.

Get the medical attention you deserve by a qualified physician


The doctor offers a wide range of convenient health care services for the whole family.

Selecting a good primary care physician is one of the best things you can do for your health. Think of your primary care physician as your partner in helping you to stay healthy throughout the stages of life, focusing in preventive care by making sure that you are getting the immunizations and screening test you need at the right time and providing advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle as well as in diagnosing and treating illnesses, injuries and medical conditions that arise. Your primary care doctor also evaluates the severity of your condition and can refer you to the specialist or hospital that will take the best care of you. Dr. Kattia Porras is accepting new patients and will be glad to play an important role in your well being as your primary care physician.
At times, you or your loved one needs health care right away. Dr. Kattia Porras is available to treat acute illness and injuries in a compassionate and effective manner in patients of all ages. The doctor ensures that the patients receive all recommendations and supplements needed for further care of their condition. If the patient requires medical care beyond the doctor's capabilities, she will refer the patient and make sure the patient gets to the right place. Just walk into her office or request a same day appointment during office hours, or call her emergency phone number (506) 88237594 after office hours.
If you are experiencing a life threatening condition call 911 immediately.
Mixed medicine is the alternative health care program for those insured by CCSS, with this program the insured and their family can opt for private medical care services with the benefit of free access to medication, laboratory tests, X-ray, electrocardiogram, gastroscopy and other tests as needed for diagnosis and / or treatment of their condition, besides, specialist referral within the CCSS institution. Dr. Kattia Porras is authorized by the CCSS to offer this service.
You don’t need to make an appointment, you just can walk in and you will not need to wait all day to be seen either. You, of course, can make an appointment for the same day or in advance to make sure you won’t have to wait at all.
If your current health condition or need of personal assistance or lack of transportation doesn’t allow you to get to the doctor's office, you still can have access to qualified medical care from the confort and privacy of your hotel room, temporary residency or home by requesting a house call from Dr. Kattia Porras.
Send a text or voice message to (506) 88237594. Please leave a clear message with your name, phone number and reason for your consultation. The Doctor will contact you as soon as possible.

Providing quality medical care to improve the health of Nosara residents and visitors

Our office

The office is conveniently located near the five corners area, minutes from Guiones Beach, Pelada Beach and Nosara Town.

Monday to Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
If you just realized that you ran out of medication, you can request a 30 day prescription refill on any prescription medicine that has been lately prescribed to you by another doctor in or out the country.   Simply stop by Dr. Kattia Porras' office, bring your preceding prescription bottle and your identification ( Costa Rican identity card or passport)
For your next medical consultation bring the following information:
  • Identification (Costa Rican national or residency identity card or passport)
  • CCSS or INS insurance card
  • A list of any prescriptions or over the counter medication you are taking
  • Any recent lab work or test results
No insurance? no problem, we have affordable standard fee to fit your needs.    For the insured patient, the doctor will provide you with the form and receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for them to reimburse you directly.
For your convenience, your medical service can be paid with credit or debit card or by cash in colones or dollars.
  • Dra. Kattia Porras has been our physician for 5 years and we are very pleased with her. She takes her time, listens carefully, and gives us the correct diagnoses and medication. Her fees are low, and we find she is always available. She is thorough physician who has gone out of her way to advise us on many things of a medical nature. We have every intention of continuing to see her even when we move farther away from her office. We highly recommend her services!
    Gwen & Rick Lariviere Garza 05/11/2014

  • I’ve visited Dr. Kattia twice for foot injuries. As a surfer and boat owner, i cut my feet a lot.    I had been to other Doctors in the area who were quick to decide on surgery as soon as possible.    Dr. Kattia took the time to get to know me, how i injured myself, didn’t rush me, educated me about my injury and how to properly care for it, and promised to try her best to avoid a surgical procedure.    In both instances, my injuries healed almost immediately after having been touched by Dr. Kattia, without surgery.    She seems to have the “magic touch” a thing that you’re born with and can’t be taught in Medical School.    Dr Kattia is a true Medicine Woman.
    Justin Valdivia, Pangas Peladas.    04/11/2014
Medical Office located in Nosra Costa Rica

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Contact Us

500 m East from La Estancia Hotel
American Project, L Section
Nosara, Nicoya, Guanacaste,
Costa Rica

(506) 2682-0404
(506) 8823-7594

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