Destination Profile

Los Algodones,
Baja California,

World Class Care, For Less

everything you need to know before arriving in Los Algodones

Is it safe in Los Algodones?

Los Algodones is a small town that sits on the border between the United States and Mexico. There is a robust security presence ensuring the safety of the residents and the thousands of medical tourists who cross the border every day. For the most up to date security information you can check the US State Department's assessment.

How do I get to Los Algodones by Car?

To get to Los Algodones by car, you need to cross through the Andrade border crossing 2 miles south of I-8 on highway 186. If you are using a navigation app, the border crossing is located at 235 Andrade Road, Winterhaven, CA 92283.

How do I Fly in to Los Algodones?

Yuma, Arizona is home to the Yuma International Airport with regular flights to and from Phoenix and Dallas on American Airlines. Many visitors choose to fly in to Phoenix or San Diego and rent a car to drive to the border.

Some cool tips you should know


US Dollars are the common currency of los algodones.

Be sure to stock up on cash on the US side of the border before your arrival to avoid fees charged by ATMs and 4% additional charges for credit card purchases.


You don't need to Speak Spanish!

With an economy centered on medical tourism and its location just south of the American Border, English is widely spoken. Hotels, Shops, Pharmacies, and Medical Providers are especially accommodating.


Los Algodones is home to over 400 dental clinics and over 900 Dentists.

Los Algodones is home to experienced, English-speaking providers who combine a schedule of providing for patients with continuing education. The competitive nature of Los Algodones keeps providers at the leading edge of their field.


Stock up on Pharmaceuticals

It is legal to carry a 60-90 day supply of pharmaceuticals across the border with a prescription. Drugs like insulin can be purchased for up to 85% off of the price in the United States.


Crossing the Border is Simple.

All that you need to cross the border is a valid passport. You can cross the border in a vehicle or on foot in both directions. The border is open daily from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm., though due to the current situation with Coronavirus the Border has limited its hours to between 6:00 am and 2:00 pm.

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Dental Clinics in Los Algodones

Sani Dental Group Alamo Clinic


4.05/5 – 189 Reviews

For most people, Sani Dental Group “Alamo”, the main dental center in Los Algodones, is the perfect fit. A large dental clinic with more than 35 dentists and an on-site dental lab makes it clear why Sani Dental Group is the Best Value in Dental Care. 

Sani Dental Group Platinum


4.02/5 – 67 Reviews

For those who want a little more personal and attentive care in an upscale, cutting edge environment. Patients find that Sani Dental Group’s Platinum Clinic offers the perfect blend of luxury and affordability. 

Close to Home, but far from American Healthcare Costs.

Los Algodones straddles the border between California, Arizona, and Baja California, Mexico. 3000 Medical Travelers cross the border from the United States every day, and high quality dental clinics filled with experienced providers meet the demand.

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