Mexicali guide and medical specialties
(Border city with Calexico, Cal.)
Mexicali has grown a lot in recent years, transforming itself into one of the most modern,
vibrant and culturally diverse destinations in Baja California; this expansion has also
benefited the many talented and experienced medical professionals in the city, who can now
offer all of their expertise to every patient at unmatched prices.
Mexicali and Calexico have a very special relationship; their populations share a common
history and many traditions, forming one of the biggest metropolitan areas in Mexico; this
close bond has the benefit of giving you unparalleled access to our clinics and their
services, in just a single day you can cross the border, go to your doctor, spend the rest
of the day enjoying the city, and then return to Calexico in the evening.
The arts are very important to the people of Mexicali, there are many spaces where the most
talented and recognized photographers, painters, and sculptors can showcase their work, like
the State’s Center of the Arts or Casa de la Cultura, while others, like the Art Passage,
offer a safe space for local artists to paint gorgeous and elaborate murals.
Mexicali has an interesting piece of history, it houses one of the only Chinese
neighborhoods in Mexico, La Chinesca, it was formed 100 years ago when a large group of
Chinese immigrants arrived at the city; nowadays, their traditions have mixed with Mexican
Culture, giving you an experience like no other; through the entire town, you will find many
symbols of Chinese culture, along with many Chinese food restaurants where you can enjoy
delicious and traditional dishes with a Mexican twist.
Nature is one of Mexicali’s biggest strengths, around 60 miles east from the city you will
find the Guadalupe Canyon, an expansive and breathtaking oasis, full of climbing, hiking and
biking spots, and you can even go swimming in a hot spring, or visit an archeological site
and admire ancient cave paintings.
With many great activities for all tastes, a vibrant nightlife, amazing and varied food, and
some of the best healthcare professionals in the country, Mexicali has transformed into your
best choices for medical tourism. Travel today, and discover the wonders of the city that
captured the sun.
Select the procedure of your choice to see the doctors profile
*Main tourist attractions points and our suggested places.
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: 1:10 hrs.
Pedestrian: 1 min.
US Fee: -
Vehicle: 40 min.
Pedestrian: 1 min.
US Fee: -
Arriving by land
You can easily cross the border into Mexicali from Calexico, on the US side of the border
you will find many secure parking lots where you can safely park your car before heading
into Mexicali; prices tend to be around $5 - $10 USD per night.
If you decide to drive in Mexicali, you will need to carry a valid drivers license, and we
recommend you to check with your insurance or your car rental company to learn if they will
cover you in Mexico.
Distance to Mexicali, B.C (Approx.)
Las Vegas - 366 Miles
Los Angeles - 228 miles
Palm Springs - 128 miles
Phoenix - 261 miles
San Diego - 130 miles
Tucson - 346 miles
Yuma - 60 miles
How to move around the city
Mexicali is a very easy city to drive or walk around; just remember that if you wish to
drive more than 20 or 30 kilometers south of the border you will need to get a temporary
Arriving by air
You have a lot of options if you decide to fly to Mexicali
The closest option is Yuma’s airport (YUM); from there you can go to a car rental company
and drive to Mexicali.
Other airports near Mexicali are San Diego (SAN), Phoenix sky harbor (PHX), and Palm Springs
Common flights to Yuma, AZ. (Approx.)
Dallas - 2:45 Hrs.
Phoenix - 50 min.
Where to stay?
You can find a hotel or a motel that fits within your budget in Mexicali or in Calexico,
search through a wide selection of hotels with prices of $30 - $80 USD per night.
Museo Sol del Niño
Bosque y Zoologico de Mexicali
Gran Plaza Outlets
Places you can drive from Mexicali, B.C (Approx.)
Tecate - 84 miles
Puerto Peñasco - 300 miles
Bahia de los Angeles - 526 miles
Tijuana - 186 miles
Ensenada - 239 miles
San Felipe - 197 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, we suggest you check the following link:
You can visit these websites to find events, concerts and more things to do during