Piedras Negras medical tourism guide and specialists

(Border city with Eagle Pass TX.)
Piedras Negras is known for the hospitality and kindness of its people, its modern and complex architecture, and for being the birthplace of everyone’s favorite snack, nachos; making it one of the most diverse and inviting cities in the border between Mexico and the US.
Local weather: 30.15 °C
By sharing its border with Eagle Pass, TX, Piedras Negras allows you to get easy access to some of the most technologically advanced and highest quality medical facilities in the country. Imagine this, you arrive at Eagle Pass in the morning, then you cross the border by foot or in your car, visit one of our doctors and get the health care that you deserve at amazing prices, and then you have the rest of the day to just explore the city.

If you’re looking to learn all about Mexican history the “Plaza de las Culturas” should be your first stop, this plaza pays homage to the three main cultures of Mexico; Aztecs, Mayans, and the Olmecs, showcasing a replica of each culture’s pyramids, creating an absorbing atmosphere where history comes alive.

The people of Piedras Negras likes to celebrate all around the year, where you can find music festivals, art expositions and even outdoor plays in the “Gran Plaza”, and if you visit in October 21st, you can enjoy the International Nacho Day Fest, where the best cooks in the city compete to make the tastiest nachos and have a taste of traditional and “exotic” versions of this dish.

This border city also has an amazing group of artisans who specialize on creating fantastic and traditional handcrafted souvenirs made out of leather and jewelry, most of them share their skills in the Zaragoza Market, where you can also taste a variety of dishes like piloncillo, camote, and of course nachos.

Once you have finished exploring, you can return to Eagle Pass just as quickly as you arrived; If you are planning on staying for a longer time you can rest in one of many hotels in the Piedras Negras, varying from traditional to more luxurious accommodations, you can be certain that a hotel that fits your budget is near you.

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.
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*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. Consular Agency in Piedras Negras
Abasolo 211, Local 3 Sector Centro, Piedras Negras
Assistance to U.S. citizen
From Mexico:
Tel: (01) 867 233 0557
From the United States:
Tel: 1-844-528-6611
Consulate of Canada in Monterrey
Torre Gomez Morin 955 Ave. Gomez Morin No. 955, Suite 404 Col. Montebello 66279 San Pedro Garza Garcia, N.L. – Mexico
Assistance to Canadian citizen
From Mexico:
Tel: 81-2088-3200
From Canada:
Tel: 011-52-81-2088-3200
Safety tips
Piedras Negras is ranked among the top 10 safest cities in Mexico, when you cross the border from Eagle Pass you can safely visit the many stores, markets and restaurants in the city.
We recommend you to take the same common-sense precautions that you would use when visiting a new city.
Crossing the border
Approximate time to cross the border at peak hours (4pm-6pm)
Eagle Pass International Bridge I
Vehicle: 30 min.
Pedestrian: 1 min
US Fee: $3.00
Eagle Pass International Bridge II
Vehicle: 30 min.
Pedestrian: 1 min.
US Fee: $3.00
Arriving by land
There are two bridges to cross the border into Piedras Negras, Eagle Pass International Bridge I & II. If you decide to cross in your car, first you need to consult with your car insurance if they cover you in Mexico.

In our website, you can check each of our clinic’s profile to learn their distance from the border, letting you decide if you want to cross in your car or if you prefer it, by foot. You can even find many secure parking lots in Piedras Negras where you can safely park, prices might vary from $4 - $8 dollars a day.
Distance to Piedras Negras, Coah. (Approx.)
Austin - 230 miles
Corpus Christi - 224 miles
Dallas - 424 miles
Houston - 346 miles
Laredo - 128 miles
Odessa - 308 miles
San Antonio - 152 miles
How to move around the city
You can use your car to easily move around town, but you can always walk or call an Uber or a Taxi.
If you are thinking of driving outside the city limits (20-30 kilometers from entry points), we suggest you check the following link: www.gob.com
Arriving by air
If you decide to fly to Piedras Negras, you can arrive at Del Rio International Airport.
There are many car rental companies near the airport that will allow you to drive directly to Eagle Pass, and if you prefer it, you can park on the US side and then cross the border on foot. Remember to check with the car rental company to learn if they can cover you in Mexico.
Common flights to Del Rio, TX. (Approx.)
Dallas 2:34 Hrs.
Philadelphia 3:46 Hrs.
Nashville 2:23 Hrs.
Houston 1:10 Hrs.
New York 3:54 Hrs.
Atlanta 2:32 Hrs.
Chicago 2:47 Hrs.
Where to stay?
One of the great things about this destination is that you can choose to stay in Piedras Negras or in Eagle Pass, in both cities you can find a large selection of hotels and motels with a price range of $30 - $80 USD per night.
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Additional information
Piedras Negras attractions
Plaza de las Culturas
Macro Plaza II
Museo de la Frontera Norte
Mercado Zaragoza
Eagle Pass attractions
Maverick County Lake
Fort Duncan Museum
Eagle Pass Golf Course
Places you can drive from Piedras Negras (Approx.)
Monterrey, N.L - 245 miles
Cuatrociénegas - 192 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.
General information
If you are looking for more information about destinations, events, concerts or the many activities in the city
Entrance of the museum of the la Frontera Norte
Sculpture with abstract blue panels with a center piece
Replica of the sun pyramid reflecting green lights
Events for medical tourism in Piedras Negras
Feria Dia de la Familia
Date: March
Venue: Macro Plaza
Events for medical tourism in Piedras Negras
Grito de Independencia
Date: September 15
Venue: Macro Plaza
For more information about the events, please check their official website or social media.
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