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.
Primarily known for providing inexpensive medical and dental care to people from the USA and Canada (with about 600 dentists in a population of 7,000), Los Algodones has tourism as its major industry.
Dental tourists from the US and Canada need not worry about a language barrier—almost all of the local dentists are fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Also, most if not all of the dental clinics have US telephone numbers.
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 PST (Updated 8 February 2023.)
Los Algodones is quite walkable, with most medical, dental, and optical offices within a four-block radius.
|Routes through Los Algodones|
|END ←||SW NE||→ → Andrade, California → Junction → Yuma|
|Tijuana ← Mexicali ←||W E||→ END|
|Tijuana ← Mexicali ←||SW NE||→ END|