Concerned about the quality of dental work in Cabo? Given the right kind of research, you’ll see there’s nothing to worry about. The promise of affordable dentistry here is gaining popularity due to the quality of dentistry offered.

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Los Cabos or Cabo is Mexico’s premier luxury destination. [1]

It is a tale of two Mexican cities – Cabo San Lucas & San José del Cabo. Located at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula it lies b/w Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez.

With cost and quality benefits, proximity to the US also adds to the patient benefit.

As for tourism options, “Land’s End”, Cabo, is one of the world’s most diverse tourism destinations. [2]

3 million tourists visit Cabo every year – 70% are repeat visitors & 20% visit 4 or more times a year. [3]

Cost of Dental Work in Cabo

The biggest benefit of receiving dental treatment in Cabo is cost savings.

To get a better idea of how much cheaper dental work is in Cabo compared to the US and Canada, refer to the cost table.

Dental Work Avg. Cost Comparison (USD)
Procedure USA Canada Cabo
Titanium Implant $5,000 $4,600 $900
Zirconium Implant $6,000 $5,520 $1,800
Mini Dental Implant $1,500 $1,350 $450
All-on-4 Implants $24,000 $22,000 $9,180
All-on-6 Implants $28,000 $26,000 $10,980
Crowns $2,000 $1,840 $450
Veneers $2,500 $2,300 $450
Root canal treatment $1,500 $1,300 $250
Bone graft (per unit) $3,000 $2,700 $200
Sinus lift $2,500 $2,300 $1,500
Laser Teeth Whitening $1,500 $1,380 $150
Tooth Extraction $300 $270 $60
*Price may vary with the complexity of a case

As seen in the table, the cost of dental work in Cabo is 65 to 70% less than in the U.S or Canada for the same quality.

A dental implant in the US/Canada costs b/w $7,000 – $8,500. This includes abutment and crown. In Cabo, the equivalent implant is under $2,250.

Thus, the savings are substantial when seniors need more implants and several crowns.

Americans and Canadians can save more by opting for dental care in Cabo. Moreover, all of these services are just a short plane journey or even a drive away.

Low-cost dental work is also available in Mexican cities like MonterreyMexico CityCancunLos AlgodonesMexicaliAjijic and Tijuana.

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Why Choose Dental Work in Cabo, Mexico?

Mexico is the 2nd preferred country for medical tourism in the world. 8 out of 10 medical travelers to Mexico are from the US. [4]

Low-cost Dentistry

  • Mexico is well-known for its cheap and professional dental care. [5]
  • Dental work in Cabo is almost 70% lower than in the US or Canada
  • Food and lodging expenses are less due to the low cost of living in Mexico. [6]

High-quality Dentistry

  • Latest dental technology at our partner dental clinic.
  • Dental supplies sourced from the US and Germany.
  • Internationally accredited and trained Cabo dentists.

Mexico Dental Association is a member of the World Dental Federation. Thus, ensures a standard system of quality control and assessment. [7]

Why choose Cabo for dental work?
Benefits of Getting Dental Work in Cabo

Short Travel Time

  • Cabo is located close to the US West coast.
  • Accessible in few hours from the U.S. and Canada.
  • Save on travel costs & time.

Easily Accessible Air Routes

  • 345 weekly flights from the US, making it an easy destination for Americans. [8]
  • Over 500 direct weekly routes from the US, Canada, and the UK. [9]
  • Affordable flights from the US, Canada, and, British Columbia. [10]

Destination of Convenience

  • First-World conveniences [11] (good highways, plenty of airports, fast internet).
  • Advantageous currency exchange rate and low cost of living.
  • Visa-free tourism to around 70 countries including the US, UK, Canada. [12]

Ease of communication

  • Cabo dentists speak English as they are internationally trained
  • Mexicans speak English, especially in tourist areas. [13]

Travel Safe – Los Cabos Tourism

Amazing Dental Holiday

Cabo is a preferred [14] wellness spot due to its:

  • Ideal location and sunny climate
  • Rich sea-water directly from the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez
  • Internationally-renowned spas providing premier service to all travelers

Best Dental Clinic in Cabo, Mexico

Advanced Cabo Dentistry
Advanced Cabo Dentistry
4.8 (94 Reviews)
Tourist Corridor, Mira Vista Office Building., Mira Vista 40 MLS #18-2760, Zona Hotelera, C.P. 23406 San José Del Cabo, B.C.S. Mexico.
Mon - Fri 9 AM to 5 PM

The clinic makes use of 3 key technologies:

  • 3D CBCT X-Ray
  • Intraoral scanners
  • CAD/CAM technology

To ensure the best quality and precise treatments:

  • The clinic owns a full in-house lab
  • Every crown, veneer, and bridge is created by an expert technician
  • Equipped with high-quality machines imported from Germany
  • Materials are sourced from Germany and the US

Highlights of the Clinic

  • Convenient location – 20 min drive from Cabo airport
  • Treatment by internationally accredited and trained dentists
  • International implant brands like Straumann and Nobel Biocare are used
  • 5-year warranty on all restorations except composite veneers
  • 10-year warranty for implants
  • Sterilization technique – 3 tier sterilization protocol and an autoclave
  • The clinic staff can speak English and Spanish
  • Easy payment options – Credit or debit card, cash, and wire transfer
  • Free airport pick-up and drop-off facilities
  • Free post-treatment consultation
  • Flexible appointments

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Dental Tourism in Cabo, Mexico

The natural splendor of Cabo and its tourist attractions awarded it as Mexico’s leading travel destination in 2019. [15]

Below is a short guide to help you plan your dental vacation in Cabo:

Tourists’ Spot in Cabo

Activities To Do in Cabo

Travelers can feel the exquisite flavors with authentic techniques and ingredients that can only be found in Los Cabos.

How to Reach Los Cabos, Mexico?


Los Cabos has 2 airports:

Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) – Receives international flights
Cabo San Lucas International Airport (CSL) – The only international private airport in Mexico, with air taxi & general aviation services. [18]

Flights from US to Cabo
Flights from US to Cabo

Cabo has 550 weekly operations, serving around 40 destinations. The below table shows the international and domestic connectivity of Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). [19]

One can take flights from the major locations in the US & Canada to Los Cabos Airport (SJD)

Flights to Cabo (SJD)
Flights Routes
International USA – Dallas, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Orange, County, Denver, Newark, Houston, Washington, Atlanta, Detroit, New York JFK, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, St. Louis, Austin, Baltimore, Charlotte, and Phoenix.
Canada – Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina, Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Victoria, and Kelowna
Domestic Mexico – Mexico City, Guadalajara, Tijuana, Toluca, Monterrey, Culiacán, León/El Bajío, Los Mochis, Mazatlán
Direct Flights to Cabo [SJD]
US Canada
City Duration City Duration
San Diego (SAN) 2 h 05 min Vancouver (YVR) 4 h 24 min
Los Angeles (LAX) 2 h 20 min Calgary (YYC) 4 h 33 min
Houston (HOU) 2 h 35 min Toronto (YYZ) 5 hr 35 min

  • A valid passport
  • A Mexican tourist card if visiting for 180 days or less
  • Mexican tourist card can be obtained online
  • A Mexican visa to stay less than 180 days

For more details on entry and exit requirements, visit the U.S. State Department’s website.

Tourists who do not need a Mexican visa

  • Any national who holds a valid US, Canadian, or Schengen visa
  • The citizens of the US, Canada, EU countries, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and other countries

Tourists who need a Mexican visa – Chinese, Indians, Russians, and South Africans

For more information on Mexican visa requirements, read here

Note:

  • Visit the US State department’s website to know the difference between a passport book and a passport card.
  • A passport book is mandatory for air travel. A passport card is used only for land travel.
  • The Tourist Card is PER PERSON for a single entry to Mexico. It is free for air travel.
  • Ensure to keep the tourist card safe since it must be returned in when leaving Mexico.

Cabo is accessible by Highway 1 (Carretera Transpeninsular #1) from the U.S. border. It traverses the entire length of Baja California from the US border.

Bus Service
Bus company Route Distance & Duration
Los Angeles – Tijuana – Cabo
Greyhound Los Angeles to Tijuana (via San Diego) 140 mi (2 hrs 22 min)
ABC, Aquila & Tres Estrelles de Oro Tijuana to Los Cabos 1062 mi (22 hrs 34 min)
California (Calexico) -Mexicali – Cabo
Greyhound Calexico to Mexicali 6 mi (18 min)
Greyhound, ABC, Aquila, Ecobaja tours, Aguacaliente Mexicali to Los Cabos 956 mi (20 hrs 36 min)

Cabo Bus

Cabo Bus

Driving Directions

The transpeninsular highway roads are narrow but safe to drive. Here are a few tips to drive on the Mexican national highway

  • Left lanes or “fast lanes” are considered passing lanes in Mexico
  • Yellow lights mean to stop, not just to slow down [21]
  • Road signs are in Spanish. Ensure to familiarise with them
  • A seatbelt is mandatory and stay within the speed limit
  • Speed limits are in kilometers, not miles (1 mi = 1.6 km)
  • The highway speed limit is 90 km (55 mi) per hour
  • City speed limits are 30 – 50 km (roughly 20 – 30 mi) per hour
  • Highway enforcement is not rigorous as the US and Canada
  • The cities in Cabo are mostly one-way. Ensure to make the turn carefully
  • Use maps or the GPS function to make your way
  • There are military checkpoints on the highways for safety purpose
  • Mexico tourist card (FMM) is required to travel anywhere in Baja
  • Tourists must have Mexican auto insurance to drive in Mexico
  • For the highway driving requirements, check US gov travel advisory.

Consular Agencies in Los Cabos
Address Assistance
The United States of America
Las Tiendas de Palmilla L-B221, Km. 27.5 Carretera Transpeninsular San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur C.P. 23406 From Mexico: 81-4160-5512
From the US: (844) 528-6611
Fax : 011 52 (624) 143-6750
Business hours : 8:30 am to 1:00 pm [email protected]
Canada
Plaza San Lucas Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 0.5, Local 82 Col. El Tezal 23454 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur – Mexico From Mexico: 624-142-4333
From Canada: 011-52- 624-142-4333
[email protected]

Getting Around in Cabo


You can get around in Cabo on foot or by car. The other transport methods you can choose are:

Shuttles – Major hotels and resorts have shuttle service. Our partner clinic provides free airport shuttle service for their patients.

Car rentals – They are less expensive than taxis. Easily available at your hotel, airport, and in town.

Taxis– These are large vans. Red and yellow taxis operate in San Jose del Cabo. Blue and green in Cabo San Lucas. They are available 24 hrs /day

Water Taxi – They are found near the downtown marina, taking you to Cabo’s popular beaches. Water taxis aren’t metered, but rates are mostly affordable.

Buses – Safe, cheap, and convenient transport. SuburBaja provides transport for $3 between the 2 cities. [22]

Intercity & Interstate buses – These buses travel long distances up to Baja Peninsula.

Major bus companies – AguilaPenínsula Ejecutivo & Autobuses de la Baja California

Places you can drive from Cabo (Approx.)
Place Avg. travel time
Pescadero 1 hr 30 min
Todos Santos 1 hr 19 min
La Paz 2 hr 22 min
The East Cape or Los Barriles 1 hr 10 min

The country code is 52 and 624 is the area code for Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo.

Services Number
Police & Medical emergencies 066
Highway Assistance & Tourist Help 078
Federal Highway Patrol (624) 122-5735 ; (624) 125-3584
Airport (624) 122-1486
Tourist Police (624) 143-3977
Los Cabos tourism board (624) 143-4342 / Toll-free: (800) 746-2226
To call the U.S. (from U.S. cell phone), dial 00 + 1 + area code + phone no
To call locally to landlines, just dial the 7-digit phone number

Language

Spanish is the official language in Mexico. English is spoken throughout Los Cabos, especially by those within the tourism industry. [23]

Currency

Mexico’s official currency is the Mexican Peso (MXN). However, US dollars, Canadian dollars, and euros are also widely accepted. [24]

Time Zone

The Los Cabos area is located in a time zone called Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7). It is one hour more than Pacific Standard Time.

Climate

Cabo has a subtropical desert climate. During the summer, the temperature can reach 90° F with occasional showers. Winter evenings may drop to 60° F, with daytime peaks near 80° F.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Cabo is between May & June. It is after spring break and before the rainy season.

Free Mobile Apps for Travelling in Cabo
App Purpose
Maps.me You can use this app even without an internet connection
CBP Border Wait Times  To check out the current border wait times
Guia Pemex  This app shows you all of the Pemex gas stations
Airbnb For booking apartments, renting a house at affordable rates
Tripit To track trip needs like hotel reservations, flights, car bookings, etc
Rentalcars.com To hire a car, compare car hire deals
Cabo-Eats.com Food delivery app

Is Cabo Safe?

To maintain health and safety as a top priority, Cabo is the first city in Mexico to implement ‘Destination Assurance’ to its travelers. [25]

Mexico is currently at a level-3-alert by the U.S. State Department, cautioning “Reconsider travel” to the country.

However, the Mexican state Baja California Sur, where Cabo resides, is given a Level 2 warning for visitors to exercise increased caution. [26]

Safety Tips

Highway Driving Safety Tips

While driving on the transpeninsular highway [27]

  • Avoid driving at night due to potholes, rocks & animals on the road.
  • Equip your vehicle for emergencies like tools, water, sleeping bag & food.
  • Never leave vehicles unattended. They will be stripped within hours.
  • It is a legal offense to let another person drive your vehicle.
  • ‘Green Angels’ offers free vehicle assistance on the highway.

Beach Safety Tips

  • Riptides are common in coastal waters & many beaches do not have lifeguards [28]
  • Avoid jumping off rocks or swimming near coral.
  • Pay attention to flags and warning signs posted on the beach.
  • Swim only at your hotel’s pool, or at a beach that’s known to be safe.
  • Avoid Pacific swimming, swim on the Eastern side of the Peninsula [29]
  • Melia’s Paradisus Los Cabos has a swimmable beach.
  • Check water safety board tips if you plan to take part in water sports.

Dental work in Cabo can fulfill all your dentistry needs and provides you an opportunity to explore Mexico’s luxury destination.

Dental work in Mexico is high on quality and low on cost. Contact us for a free quote or other queries!

FAQs

Yes, the dental procedures are performed on par with US standards.

  • The dentists are internationally trained and accredited
  • Moreover, they use the latest equipment and source their dental supplies from the US and Germany.

Dental work in Cabo is almost 70% cheaper than the US.

You can make the payment via credit or debit card, cash, and wire transfer.

A fee of 60 USD is charged if dental evaluation alone is done. This evaluation fee is exempted if any dental work is performed.

Straumann and Nobel Biocare brands are used for dental implants at Advanced Cabo Dentistry.

Dental implants in Cabo clinic need 2 trips, each trip requiring 5-7 days.

The Cabo clinic uses 3 tier sterilization protocol and an autoclave.

Yes, the clinic dentists and staff are fluent in English and Spanish.

Los Cabos provides cheap dental treatments due to the following reasons [30]

  • Mexico’s cost of living is less than the US and Canada
  • There are no insurance requirements for dental care in Mexico
  • Mexican dentists carry less student loan debt due to government subsidies

Yes, all tourists need a valid passport to enter Cabo by air, land, or sea.

  • You have to fill a travel permit form (FMM) at immigration checkpoints [31]
  • The passport needs to be shown to receive the entry permit
  • Most importantly, a passport or passport card is mandatory for re-entry into the US

The tourist card or FMM (Forma Migratoria Múltiple) is Mexico’s official entry immigration form.

It is a mandatory requirement for all foreign nationals (including children) visiting Mexico for tourism. It must be stamped to be valid.

The tourist card (FMM) is NOT a Mexico visa. Although some foreign travelers are visa-exempt, they still need a tourist card.

For others, both the tourist card and a Mexico visa are required to enter the country. [32]

The tourist card is used for a single entry by air or land.

It is valid for a maximum of 180 days, starting from the moment an immigration stamp is applied (upon arrival in Mexico).

You can get the tourist by one of the following ways

  • Applying online
  • From a Mexican embassy in your country
  • At an immigration desk at the Mexico airport
  • At the point of entry, if traveling by land

There are 2 parts of the FMM, the Entry Form & the Exit Form.

  • At the airport, you will have to hand over the ENTRY form to the immigration officer
  • The EXIT form will be stamped and given to you
  • When you check-in for your flight back home, you will have to present the EXIT form along with your passport

You cannot extend your tourist card if it is issued for 180 days.

However, if the card is issued for less than 180 days, it can be extended to the full 180 days.

Yes, U.S. and Canadian driver’s licenses are valid in Mexico. In addition, your Mexico Insurance policy is valid only if you have a valid non-Mexican, driver’s license.

Compared to the other areas of Mexico, Cabo is safer for travelers. There are US government restrictions for travel in several parts of Mexico.

But Cabo & the entire state of Baja California Sur has no travel restrictions. [32] However, keep yourself safe by following basic safety precautions.

The tourist card(FMM) is NOT a Mexico visa. Although some foreign travelers are visa-exempt, they still need a tourist card. For others, both the tourist card and a Mexico visa are required to enter the country. [33]

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