Mexicali is the capital city of the beautiful Mexican state of Baja California and is located on the US-Mexico border immediately across from Calexico, California. Just 99 miles or 1.5 hours (by car) from San Diego California, the Mexicali metropolitan area has a population of approximately 1.5 million and boasts one of the highest standards of living in all of Mexico. In its short history, the city has become a modern cosmopolitan and international center in the desert that boasts a sizable middle class and an even larger upper class. With a highly-educated and skilled populace, Mexicali is a thriving city that boasts every possible convenience and service.
In addition to being a large and important agricultural area, Mexicali is home to numerous manufacturing plants for multinational corporations such as Mitsubishi, Honeywell, Nestle, Coca Cola and Goodrich Corporation. Additionally, it is home to Silicon Border, a 40-square-kilometre (9,900-acre) planned development tailored to the specific needs of high-technology manufacturing.
Over the past 20 years, Mexicali has experienced growth as medical tourism destination. Every week, thousands of Americans and Canadians cross the border in search of high-quality medical and dental care at savings of more than 50% to 80% over U.S. prices. Several hospitals and more than 100 medical offices in a concentrated area, regularly provide international patient healthcare services for Americans and other international patients. In 2011, it’s estimated that more than 100,000 international patients came to Mexicali for affordable medical and dental care.
Getting to Mexicali: Travel from San Diego, CA.
Most international patients fly into San Diego, CA. (airport code: SAN). Upon arrival, a member of the Almater Hospital International Patient Services Team will meet you and escort you to Mexicali in a comfortable private vehicle.
Getting to Mexicali: Travel from Arizona
Mexicali is located less than 50 miles from Yuma, Arizona and is a popular spot for American’s crossing into Mexico from Arizona. Patients may also fly into Phoenix, AZ. and drive approximately 200 miles to Mexicali.
Getting to Mexicali by Air (airport code: MXL )
Mexicali is served by Aeropuerto Internacional General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, which is located 20Km east of the city of Mexicali. A member of the Almater International Patient Team will meet you at the airport and escort you to Mexicali. Taxi service from Mexicali’s airport to the city costs approximately$15 to $20.
Getting to Mexicali by Car
Mexicali can easily be reached by car. The Mexicali border is open 24 hours, but it can get crowded in the mornings. It’s best to travel during daylight hours to enjoy the incredible desert scenery from San Diego or Arizona.
MEXICO AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE
The International Patient Team at Almater is pleased to pick you up and escort you into Mexico in one of our comfortable vehicles. However, if you decide to drive across the border into Mexico, please purchase Mexico Automobile Insurance. The Mexican authorities do not recognize or accept U.S. or Canadian Insurance policies. Liability Coverage is the minimum amount of Mexico Insurance you must carry.Back to Medical Travel