Travel And Transportation

Tijuana is a city that cures body and soul. Every year the city receives a million visitors who seek medical treatment in Tijuana’s state of the art clinics. This way, patients receive high-quality healthcare for a more affordable price, and afterward, they can enjoy a relaxing stay, visiting Tijuana’s cultural highlights and sampling its delicious cuisine.

We provide the highest level of personal attention to make your experience both convenient and pleasant. If you are from Southern California you can drive to San Diego where we will supply luxury, personalized, private transportation, with a kind and fully bilingual driver, locally or to/from San Diego. However, for a small fee, our drivers can pick you up directly from home anywhere in Southern California and make the experience completely hassle-free. We are located 20 minutes from downtown San Diego and 5 minutes from the international border. If you are flying in we recommend you arrive in San Diego the day before your surgery or appointment and use the remainder of the day to enjoy San Diego and spend the night at the local hotel of your choice. Early on the morning of your appointment, our private transportation service will pick you up directly at the hotel. Our patient coordinators can help sort out the details for your particular needs.

Where can I get more information about Baja California?

When traveling into Baja California, we recommend taking the same precautions as when traveling to the big capitals of the world. Be sure to keep your belongings under your watch at all times and travel with companies like UBER or pre-scheduled transportation companies. One of Tijuana’s main streets is Paseo de los Heroes, through out it you will find hotels, museums, and restaurants. If you are staying around this area, walk in well-lit streets and try to do so with a companion. Be sure to ask our patient coordinators, they can recommend local companies and provide tourist information.

Accommodation

We are affiliated with hotel Lucerna, which has all the necessary facilities and installations to accommodate a patient with recent surgery. Our concierge will make sure that you have a comfortable stay and, if you wish, will also recommend a few places that you would be wise not to miss during your stay in Tijuana.

Passport and Customs

Tijuana is the world’s busiest border crossing with over 70,000 cars crossing every day. Tens of thousands of people commute daily between both countries. Therefore the border crossing is a safe, mundane thing done daily by thousands of commuters, tourists, and patients. Officials from both sides of the border recognize the importance of this border and have therefore implemented many policies, such as the new medical line that expedites return access. to make the crossing as quick and simple as possible.

Foreigners visiting Mexico with touristic, transit or business purposes, for a period less than 180 days, won’t need a Mexican visa if they are holders of a valid visa or any document accrediting permanent residency in Canada from Canada, the United States of America, Japan, UK or any other country pertaining to the Schengen Space.

Traveling to San Diego

Sunny San Diego is famous for its beaches and outdoor activities, given its exceptional climate. However, like any other city and as a tourist we have some general recommendations to make your stay a fun and safe one. When staying in the downtown area, we recommend walking in groups and staying on 5th Avenue, which is part of the famous Gaslamp Quarter. Here, you will find numerous restaurants, bars, local shops, and even a movie theater.

When staying near the bay, we recommend beaches like Mission Beach, where the tide is usually low. There is usually a lifeguard on duty, but we recommend you check before actually swimming. In areas like La Jolla and Coronado, the tide is higher, if you are going swimming be sure to check for the warning signs.

Please contact our patient coordinators, they will be more than happy to assist you by booking your tours, dinner reservations, hotel stay, etc. Here are some links that can help plan you stay:

www.smartertravel.com/2017/02/23/tips-san-diego-warnings-dangers-stay-safe www.sandiego.org/plan/visitors-information-services