Cancun, Mexico has become a popular destination for US and Canadian citizens seeking affordable healthcare. Due to its convenient location along the US southern border and the relatively low travel costs associated with its geographic position, it is a very appealing option for medical care. Thousands of Mexican Americans also return to their country of origin to take advantage of lower healthcare costs. The number of medical tourists to Cancun, Mexico is estimated between 150,000 and 200,000 people per year, and average savings are between 50 and 75%. Originally most sought for its cosmetic and dental procedures, Cancun, Mexico is maturing as a medical tourism destination. Many of its private medical facilities are on par with US facilities, and doctors are often trained in the United States, Canada, or Europe. Additional procedures like bariatric (weight loss) surgery, orthopedic procedures, and stem cell therapy have become popular for medical tourists.
Medical Tourism Destinations In Mexico
- Cancun is the #1 tourism destination in Mexico with direct flights and packages from almost every major city in North America;
- Located 1 1/2 hours from Miami, its location on the Caribbean Sea with miles of powdery white sand beaches make it a stunning location to recuperate after a procedure;
- Cancun, Mexico has a thriving private medical zone providing a variety of medical and dental procedures;