Los Algodones medical tourism guide and specialists
(Border city with Andrade, Cal.)
Just 12 miles south from Yuma AZ., you will find the world-famous city of Los Algodones, but
you might know it for its other name, Molar City. In this small town, you can find one of
the biggest concentrations of oral surgeons in the entire world, but there aren’t just
dentist in Algodones, as the city continues to develop, more and more doctors of different
specialties have started to call this town their home.
If you’re budget conscious Los Algodones is exactly the destination you should visit,
because of the lower costs of living in the city, all of our doctors can offer you their
services at much more affordable prices while still keeping a high-quality standard for
their treatments, and also use the same brand name materials that American clinics.
Arriving in Los Algodones is not complicated at all, you can easily cross the border in your
car or on foot, and due to its small size, it will be really simple to move around. You can
even park your car in the US side of the border, go to your appointment, explore the city
for a while, and then cross back into the US at the end of the day.
Los Algodones’ streets are full of doctors, pharmacies, and restaurants, with just a walk
around town you will get to taste some of the most delicious Mexican food you can ask for,
and one of the many street vendors will certainly have the perfect souvenir to take home.
Due to its location, Los Algodones has the benefit of being really close to some of Yuma’s
most striking natural formations, like the Imperial Sand Dunes and you can even have a
relaxing afternoon in the Yuma River. With your trip to Algodones, you will be getting the
best medical procedures at amazing prices, along with a taste of the best that Mexico and
the US have to offer.
You can pay with US dollars, Credit/Debit cards on most restaurants and establishments. If
you pay with cash the exchange rate will be lower, it’s better to visit a foreign exchange
agency, a bank or an ATM to turn your currency into Mexican pesos.
Top medical specialists in Los Algodones
Los Algodones general information
*Main tourist attractions points and our suggested places.
Information about Embassies, Consulates or Consular Agencies for U.S. and Canadian citizens.
In case of emergency or general assistance to citizens traveling in Mexico please contact
the nearest embassy, consulate or consular agency.
U.S. Consulate in Tijuana
Paseo de las Culturas s/n Mesa de Otay Delegación Centenario C.P. 22425 Tijuana, Baja
Assistance to U.S. citizen
From the United States:
Consular Agency of Canada in Tijuana
Germán Gedovius 10411-101 Condominio del Parque Zona Río 22320 Tijuana, Baja California
Assistance to Canadian citizen
If you decide to cross the border by foot, you can expect to move around the city safely,
but you might see some people trying to get you to visit a lower-quality clinic, we
recommend you to stay on course and visit one of our doctors
Crossing the border
Approximate time to cross the border at peak hours (4pm-6pm)
Vehicle: 30 min.
Pedestrian: 1 min.
US Fee: -
Arriving by land
Most patients who drive to Los Algodones arrive using Highway 186, at the US side of the
border you’ll find many parking lots that will let you safely park your car, they have
enough space to accommodate vehicles of all sizes, RV’s, large trucks and even 5th wheelers,
with overnight parking available and prices ranging from $5 - $10 USD per day. Just remember
that if you decide to drive into town you will need valid driver’s license and you should
check with your car insurance if you’re covered in Mexico, and if they don’t you can easily
acquire 1-day insurance at around $10 USD a day.
Distance to Los Algodones, B.C. (Approx.)
Las Vegas - 300 Miles
Los Angeles - 280 Miles
Palm Springs - 200 Miles
Phoenix - 200 Miles
San Diego - 165 Miles
Tucson - 250 Miles
Yuma - 7 miles
How to move around the city
It doesn’t matter if you prefer to drive or to walk; it’s really easy to move around the
city, but, if you want to drive more than 20-30 kilometers south of the border, you will
need to get a temporary import permit at the customs office.
Arriving by air
There are several options available if you decide to fly to Algodones.
The closest airport is located in Yuma, AZ. (YUM), from there you can take a taxi to the
border that might cost around $30 USD, but you can also request an Uber, just remember to
schedule your pick up ahead of time, as the airport doesn’t have taxi stands.
Yuma city Cab (928) 783 4444
Other Flying options are Palm Springs (PSP), Phoenix sky harbor (PHX) and San Diego (SAN)
Common flights to Yuma, AZ. (Approx.)
Dallas - 2:45 Hrs.
Phoenix - 50 min.
Where to stay?
Whether you’re staying in Los Algodones or in Yuma, AZ., you can find a wide selection of
hotels and motels that will fit your budget, the prices usually range of $30 - $80 USD per
Los Algodones attractions
Yuma Territorial Prison
Sanguinetti House Museum
Imperial sand dunes
Places you can drive from Los Algodones (Approx.)
Tecate - 135 miles
Mexicali - 45.4 miles
San Felipe - 170 miles
Puerto Peñasco - 156 miles
Bahia de los Angeles - 375 miles
To visit these places, you can book a tour or rent a car. Remember to check with your American car insurance or
your rental car company if you are covered.
If you are looking for more information about destinations, events, concerts or the many activities in the city
Winter Visitors Welcome Festival
Date: December and March
Venue: Los Algodones
Winter Visitors Farewell Festival
Date: December and March
Venue: Los Algodones
For more information about the events, please check their official website or social media.
Patient’s Case – Mouth Restoration with Crowns in los algodones
Kurt Schaefer on September 03, 2021