It is true. Many people travel to the Riviera Maya to take advantage of cheaper dental and medical services. The beach is the first reason people love this area, but the inexpensive health care and dental services run a pretty close second to the Mayan Ruins and cultural history.
Local dentists and doctors have a fee per service price list that is a lot cheaper than services in the north or Europe. If you do not have insurance back home, having a filling done, a teeth cleaning, a root canal or a plastic surgery procedure is easy to book in advance before you arrive for your vacation. In most cases, you will save over 50% of the cost of a procedure that you might have had back home. This could mean the difference between not having a procedure for some or paying for your vacation with your savings!
This is where you will find English speaking dentists who are up to date with the latest tools and procedures. These main cities have great dentists that are trained in both Mexico and North America. Like us, they decided to live by the beach or in the heart of Maya communities doing what they love and having a great location to explore and live. Who can blame them, this is a beautiful place.
Email a few dentists and get a feel for their pricing, their correspondence, and procedures. If you want to pop on our forums, you can ask for referrals from other vacationers or you can use our local directory to test out the water. Prices are good, customer service is great, and you may learn a new spanish word or two in the process!
Let’s face it. Whether we like it or not, plastic surgery, anti aging procedures and what I call glamor surgery is not going away. It seems the more services that pop up on the market, the more enhancements people like to try. Plastic surgery is popular here in the Riviera Maya. The nice thing is, it is cheaper and just as good as what you will find elsewhere as long as you hand pick your doctors. We do not propose that just anyone will do for any medical or plastic surgery procedure. But what we can say is there are great professionals who can provide the service of your choice for less than surgeons up north. Again, this relates to non insurance based claims. Your regular insurance will not cover procedures completed in the area, but for some people having access to less expensive procedures can mean being able to afford a procedure that was out of their reach back home.
Pick your doctor carefully using a referral from a friend or another visitor. We have many doctors and health services offered on our directory, but the Loco Gringo Forum is a stellar place to start your research. Whether you are looking for minor, major, or alternative health care services, keep the Riviera Maya health services and doctors in mind. It just might get your exactly what you need.