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.
Los Cabos or Cabo is Mexico’s premier luxury destination.Travel Pulse Los Cabos On its Way to Setting Record for Visitation Numbers “…said Los Cabos has truly become one of the top global destinations. “Los Cabos is the best destination people can visit in Mexico and in the world,” said Esponda.” View in Article 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.PR Newswire Los Cabos looks to continue momentum in 2020 with new travel experiences “Los Cabos, located at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, is one of the world’s most diverse tourism destinations.” View in Article
3 million tourists visit Cabo every year – 70 % are repeat visitors & 20 % visit 4 or more times a yearForbes Is It Safe To Travel To Los Cabos? “…area that attracts close to 3 million visitors each year…“Seventy percent of our visitors are repeat guests and 20 percent have come more than four times…” View in Article
The biggest benefit of receiving dental treatment in Cabo is cost savings. To get a better idea of how much cheaper is dental work in Cabo compared to the US and Canada, refer to the cost table.
|Mini Dental Implant||$1,500||$1,350||$450|
|Root canal treatment||$1,500||$1,300||$250|
|Bone graft (per unit)||$3,000||$2,700||$200|
|Laser Teeth Whitening||$1,500||$1,380||$150|
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 countries like the Cancun, Los Algodones, Mexicali, and Tijuana.
Mexico is the 2nd preferred country for medical tourism in the world. 8 out of 10 medical travelers to Mexico are from the US.TourismReview News MEDICAL TOURISM IN MEXICO GENERATE SIGNIFICANT REVENUES “Mexico has positioned itself as the second most important country for medical tourism in the world, just below Thailand…8 out of 10 travelers who visit Mexico with medical reasons come from the US…” View in Article
Cabo is a preferredPR Newswire Los Cabos looks to continue momentum in 2020 with new travel experiences “…a preferred wellness spot due to its ideal location, sunny climate throughout the year, rich sea-water directly from the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, and…” View in Article wellness spot due to its
DentaVacation partner clinic, Advanced Cabo Dentistry is a leading dental center located in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
The clinic offers high-end dentistry to both locals and holiday-makers to restore their smiles in a beautiful relaxed environment.
To speed up the treatment times, the clinic makes use of 3 key technologies
To ensure the best quality and precise treatments
The natural splendor of Cabo and its tourist attractions awarded it as Mexico’s leading travel destination in 2019.World Travel Awards Los Cabos Tourism Board “Los Cabos – Mexico’s leading destination in 2019” View in Article Below is a short guide to help you plan your dental vacation in Cabo:
These rock formations were made from the rough winds and seas of the southern Baja Peninsula. The best way to see it is from one of the water taxis or boat tours.
It is an Island Global Yachting (IGY) luxury marina. Even if you don’t own a boat, the marina is worth a visit for its numerous attractions and dining options.
Cabo is worldwide famous for pristine beaches & panoramic ocean views.Forbes Is it Safe to Travel to Los Cabos? ““Cabo is known worldwide for its pristine beaches and panoramic ocean views, which create the perfect backdrop for an Omnia Dayclub.” View in Article Recently, 5 beaches in Cabo have been designated as “Platinum Beaches” & “Blue Flag Beaches”. They meet strict environmental & safety standards.Mexico News Daily Los Cabos first destination to get new Platinum Beach award “Five beaches in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, have been designated as Platinum beaches…All five Platinum beaches are also designated Blue Flag beaches and meet the Foundation for Environmental Education’s stringent environmental,…” View in Article
The best time to spot whales is between December and April. You get the chance to see baby whales between January and March.
The zipline tour will give you an exciting and breathtaking experience. You can get a bird’s eye view of the awesome scenery of the UNESCO protected biosphere in Cabo.UNESCO Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California “The site comprises 244 islands, islets and coastal areas that are located in the Gulf of California in north-eastern Mexico…” View in Article
You can enjoy the incredible cuisine of Cabo. Organic farms throughout Baja California Sur creates holistic dining experiences.
Travelers can feel the exquisite flavors with authentic techniques and ingredients that can only be found in Los Cabos.
Los Cabos has 2 airports:
Cabo has 550 weekly operations, serving around 40 destinations. The below table shows the international and domestic connectivity of Los Cabos International Airport (SJD).Los Cabos Tourism Board Where is Los Cabos? “The Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is located just 8 miles north from San Jose del Cabo and 23 miles from Cabo San Lucas. Los Cabos has 550 weekly operations, serving around 40 destinations.” View in Article
One can take flights from the major locations in the US & Canada to Los Cabos Airport (SJD)
|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|
|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|
For more details on entry and exit requirements, visit the U.S. State Department’s website.
Tourists who do not need a Mexican visa
Tourists who need a Mexican visa – Chinese, Indians, Russians, and South Africans
For more information on Mexican visa requirements, read here
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 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)|
The transpeninsular highway roads are narrow but safe to drive. Here are a few tips to drive on the Mexican national highwayCaboSanLucas.net Getting around in Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos “…left lane is used only for passing…road signs in Spanish…to wear a seatbelt and stay within the speed limit. Speed limits are in kilometer…driving on the highway the speed limit is 90 kilometers…City speed limits are 30 to 50 kilometers…Highway enforcement is less rigorous than in the US and Canada…Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo’s downtown areas are predominantly one way…” View in Article
|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 ConAgencyLosCabos@state.gov|
|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|
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.Fodors Travel Bus Travel “SuburBaja can provide transport for $3 between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas” View in Article
Intercity & Interstate buses – These buses travel long distances up to Baja Peninsula.
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.
|Police & Medical emergencies||066|
|Highway Assistance & Tourist Help||078|
|Federal Highway Patrol||(624) 122-5735 ; (624) 125-3584|
|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|
Spanish is the official language in Mexico. English is spoken throughout Los Cabos, especially by those within the tourism industry.International Living Is it safe to travel to Mexico? “In fact, many Mexicans speak English, especially in areas frequented by tourists. Although you will have a richer experience if you learn some Spanish.” View in Article
Mexico’s official currency is the Mexican Peso (MXN). However, US dollars, Canadian dollars, and euros are also widely accepted.Lonely Planet Mexico in detail – MONEY “US dollars are the best currency to bring with you; Canadian dollars and euros are also widely accepted” View in Article
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.
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.
The best time to visit Cabo is between May & June. It is after spring break and before the rainy season.
|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|
To maintain health and safety as a top priority, Cabo is the first city in Mexico to implement ‘Destination Assurance’ to its travelers.PR Newswire Los Cabos Expands Health and Safety Measures in Reopening Plan with Intertek Protek Partnership “Los Cabos will be the first destination in Mexico to begin working with Intertek Cristal in implementing Protek Destination Assurance…” View in Article
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.Travel.State.Gov Mexico Travel Advisory “Reconsider travel to Mexico. Baja California Sur state – Exercise Increased Caution. There are no restrictions on travel for U.S. government employees in Baja California Sur, which includes tourist areas in: Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and La Paz.” View in Article
While driving on the transpeninsular highwayBaja Travel.com Baja Travel Guide Book “Driving at night is risky because of potholes, rocks on the road… Never let another person, Mexican or foreigner drive your vehicle… The government provides a ‘Green Angels’ service which runs emergency vehicle… Never leave a vehicle unattended. It will be stripped within hours…” View in Article
Yes, the dental procedures are performed on par with US standards.
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 reasonsAcademy of General Dentistry Worth the Trip? A Look at Dental Tourism “How is it possible for patients to save so much in these countries? In a country like Mexico, the cost of living is significantly less…dentists in Mexico are not required to pay for malpractice insurance. Mexican dentists also carry less student loan debt…” View in Article
Yes, all tourists need a valid passport to enter Cabo by air, land, or sea.
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.OnlineVisa.com Mexico Visa Policy “However, the FMM is not a visa. Visa required citizens for Mexico will be required to have both an approved tourist card and a valid visa to enter the country…” View in Article
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).
There are 2 parts of the FMM, the Entry Form & the Exit Form.
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.Travel.State.Gov Mexico Travel Advisory “There are no restrictions on travel for U.S. government employees in Baja California Sur, which includes tourist areas in: Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and La Paz.” View in Article However, keep yourself safe by following basic safety precautions.