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
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.
Select the procedure of your choice to see the doctors profile
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
If you are thinking of driving outside the city limits (20-30 kilometers from entry points),
we suggest you check the following link:
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
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.