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Los Algodones

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Los Algodones or Vicente Guerrero is a town in Baja California, Mexico, approximately 16 km (9.9 mi) west of Yuma, Arizona. The northernmost town in Mexico, Los Algodones has the distinction that a person traveling from it in any of the four cardinal directions would reach a border with the US.

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Primarily known for providing inexpensive medical and dental care to people from the USA and Canada (with 350 dentists in a population of 5,500), Los Algodones has tourism as its major industry.

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Mexican port of entry, Los Algodones, B.C.

Most tourists enter Los Algodones through the Andrade, California, border crossing. If you enter by car, make sure you have proper documentation and insurance; it is usually easier and cheaper to park on the US side of the border and walk across. You can ride the bus (Blue Route 5) from Yuma, Monday through Saturday during the day.

Every visitor who plans to return to the United States must have a passport or passport card. The US port of entry is open every day, 6am-10pm (Pacific).

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Los Algodones is quite walkable, with most medical, dental, and optical offices within a four-block radius.

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Routes through Los Algodones
END  SW California 186.svg NE  Aiga immigration.svg → Andrade, California → Junction I-8.svgYuma
TijuanaMexicali  W Carretera federal 8.svg E  END
TijuanaMexicali  SW Carretera federal 2.svg NE  END


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