Cancun has become one of the most popular vacation destination in the Caribbean. It is the northern beginning of the Riviera Maya area of the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula. It has the crystal blue, warm water of the Caribbean Sea. Swaying palm trees and white, sandy beaches for miles.
Its temperature ranges from the upper 70’s to the mid 90’s, depending on the time of year you visit. There is something for everyone. Do you like all-inclusive resorts? They have them… A party atmosphere and vibrant night lift? Cancun has it. Plenty of shopping outlets and restaurants on every corner.
If you prefer a quieter more serene vista, just travel a few minutes outside of the party zone. Private beaches where you can snorkel…… lots of Mayan culture await to be explored……cenotes every few miles……and diving excursions…..just a few ideas to keep you busy.
Cancun has a very busy, modern international airport. It has numerous nonstop flights from most major international airports in the U.S. The round trip prices are some of the cheapest you can find. Most airlines have multiple flights there a day.
Atlanta: 2.5 hours
Charlotte: 3 hours
Chicago: 3.75 hours
Houston: 2.25 hours
Los Angeles: 4.5 hours
Miami: 2 hours
Montreal: 4.5 hours
New York: 4 hours
Toronto: 4 hours
Vancouver: 6.25 hours
The Medical/Dental tourism industry in Cancun has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last 10 years. The hospitals and dental clinics offer first class care and some of the most reasonable prices that can be found anywhere in Latin American.
You can expect to find discounts of 30-70% off the price of procedures in the U.S. and Canada. But don’t mistake the low costs for low quality. Many world health organizations have deemed the healthcare in Mexico to be excellent.
Cancun has built itself an incredible reputation with the highest standards and credentials in the dental tourism industry. Especially, in very complex procedures such as cosmetic and implant dentistry. Below is just a few of the price comparisons
Procedure: Cost in the US: Cost in Cancun:
Crowns $1,200 $370
Dentures $1,800 $385
Dental Implants $3,900 $1,350
Mexico’s hospital system is a mix of government-operated hospitals and clinics mixed with private hospitals and virtually all will quote the cost of treatment in advance. There are no big surprise bills at the end and costs must be paid before leaving the hospital. For elective procedures, payment is usually paid in advance. Again, no surprises for surgeries and procedures usually cost about a third of the price north of the border.
Modern equipment is abundant in large cities like Cancun. Things such as heart and bariatric surgeries are common with good results. Private hospitals generally offer an experience very similar to what you would expect to find in the United States.
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