One of the largest metropolitan areas in the state of Tamaulipas, it is among the five fastest growing cities in Mexico. Its position on the Rio Grande, directly across from Hidalgo in Texas, has encouraged large US companies to do business here, taking advantage of good travel access, low labor rates and other industry incentives.
The city has appealed to visitors because of its shopping, delicious cuisine and banda music, as well as several tourist attractions, including the Reynosa Cathedral.
However, recent cartel-related violence has led to a crackdown by the federal police with frequent military stops. Most businesses are now closed by 10pm and it is recommended to stay off the streets and avoid passing through the city at nightfall.
Despite this, Reynosa is a major port of entry to Mexico - and one of the busiest – with over 5 million vehicles and 1.5 million pedestrians crossing south here into Mexico every year.
Low prices, good quality and easy accessibility still appeals to many visitors, including dental tourists, who can pop over the border and back for their dental care in a matter of hours.
We make it easy for you to find a quality-checked dentist in Reynosa and save up to 80% on the cost of equivalent treatments back home. Read on to find out more.
Reynosa is in the northeast of Mexico in the state of Tamaulipas. It is a border city situated on the Rio Grande, located directly across from Hidalgo in Texas.
A large proportion of visitors to dentists in Reynosa are from southern Texas in the United States – proximity, accessibility and low prices being a major attraction. It is easy to reach too for more distant travelers, McAllen International Airport in Texas being less than half an hour’s drive away.
There is a symbiotic relationship between dentists in Mexico and international patients. Dentists know that in order to attract patients they have to maintain high standards, or patients won’t come and they will soon be out of business. Good dentists make sure they provide the best services as well as demonstrating their quality by, for example, undertaking specialist training in the US, obtaining qualifications from Universities that American patients know and can identify with.
Dentists in Reynosa have long been used to treating foreign patients as Americans, particularly, have traveled south to Mexico for centuries in search of a bargain. A bargain doesn’t equate to poorer treatment. The cost of living in Mexico is still considerably less than it is in the United States, and associated costs with running a business, such as labor and rent, for example are also lower. This is why costs are lower in Mexico, not because the quality is inferior.Savings can be significant, as our examples below show:
Single dental crown - in the US costs $1,200 compared to $315 in ReynosaRoot canal, post and crown in the US costs $2,200 compared to $672 in ReynosaDental implant and crown in the US costs $3,900 compared to $1,500 in Reynosa
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Most people choose to stay in Hidalgo, Texas and there is plenty of accommodation at a full range of prices which is within a short walk or taxi ride away from the International Bridge at the Border.
Nowhere is completely safe, but it is true that currently Reynosa has its fair share of problems. Violence in the city tends to flare up sporadically rather than be a constant threat and although it isn’t aimed at tourists, there is always the capacity of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
If you are planning a trip to Reynosa it is worthwhile checking the most up-to-date US travel advisories to find out about the current situation.
Yes – the dental care in Reynosa can be just as good as you would receive at home, but you should always do a little research first and find out what you can about your prospective dentist and clinic before you go.
The internet makes it a lot easier these days for people to do their own research, but it still has limitations – how do you know whether the information you find is dependable?
This is where Dental Departures makes things easier. We already do background checks on all our verified dentists, that includes criminal and malpractice records. You can search our website for your preferred procedure and location and underneath each dentist listing will be a whole raft of useful information, including clinic photos, virtual clinic tours, dentist qualifications and real patient reviews that you can look at to help you decide whether a dentist is right for you.
And how do you know if we are reliable? Check out our 5 star reviews on Feefo and Review Centre and find out what our patients are saying about us.
Not all dentists in Mexico are good quality, but we make it easy to find the ones that are.
Yes – all of our dentists provide guarantees or warranties on their work, including the materials they use – something that your dentist at home might not necessarily provide.
In the uncommon event that something isn’t right, our dentists will fix it free-of-charge under their warranties. If you are unhappy about something you only have to speak to one of our Customer Care team and we will speak with the dentist on your behalf, if you prefer, and start the process rolling to get it put right.
Obviously, our dentist warranties only cover their work and materials, not travel or accommodation charges, and we would recommend you take out a low-cost insurance policy to cover these expenses in the event you do have to go back if something isn’t right.
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Most Mexican border towns are pretty-much English-speaking and you will certainly find no problems communicating with our dentists.
Our clinics in Reynosa accept US cash, but other payment methods vary from dental office to dental office. Our website details all accepted payment methods under each dentist/clinic listing and you will find that bank transfers, personal/traveler checks and credit/debit cards are widely accepted. Please note there is usually a small processing fee of between 3 and 4% for credit card payments.
Our dentists don’t usually accept US or Canadian insurance, but if your insurance provider allows for ‘out-of-network’ care then you may be able to reclaim your expenses when you return home. Speak with your insurance company and if they do allow ‘out-of-network’ care then ask them to send you any appropriate documentation that you will need your dentist in Mexico to complete. Remember, too, that your insurance will go a whole lot further in Mexico than it does at home.
You can visit our dentists at any time as they are open all year round.
If the weather is important to you, winters are mild and short with average temperatures around 22°C (72°F ) but in Summer it can reach over 40 °C (104°C ) from May through August.
Getting around in a wheelchair in Mexico is not always easy, and unfortunately accessibility varies enormously even from street to street. Sidewalks are not always in a good state of repair – if there are any at all; coupled with narrow doorways, lack of ramps and obstacles placed in random places and getting about could prove difficult.
That said, our dentists are wheelchair-friendly and many will pick you up from the border and drop you back there after your appointment. We can always find a way of getting you to see a dentist, just let us know you need some help.
We have already mentioned the current situation with regard to the cartel-related violence and you should always take precautions about your personal safety whenever you are visiting somewhere unfamiliar.
Dental patients should also be aware that sedation dentistry is not standard practice in Mexico as local anesthetic is the preferred method of pain relief. Many of our dentists do offer sedation dentistry as an additional service if you require it, but as the services of an anesthetist are required it usually costs around an additional $400.
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Reynosa Cathedral is an interesting neoclassical building opposite the main plaza with the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church next door. The church was built in 1789 and originally part of the old Franciscan mission.
There is a variety of architectural styles throughout the city, including the beautiful old house that is the Reynosa History Museum. Dating back to the end of the 19th century, it was built with limestone in a traditional ashlar style, and exhibits many curiosities of interest, including furniture, agricultural items, weapons and archaeological pieces.
A number of monuments are dotted about the city including the Plaza of the Republic, Gateway to Mexico, which welcomes foreign visitors to Mexico and symbolizes Reynosa’s geographic importance as the boundary between the United States and Mexico.
Families frequently visit the public pool and park, La Playita, near the Anzalduas Dam, on the shores of the Rio Grande and it is a pleasant placed to spend some time at weekends and on long summer days.
Festivities, like most of Mexico, are also well-celebrated here. The popular ones are the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe in March and the Harvest Fair in August.
Of course you will find the other tourist amenities, including a good many decent restaurants serving local fare, as well as street food vendors. Shopping is a big attraction, and there are plenty of craft markets, including Zaragoza Market, where you can buy all sorts of Mexican handicrafts. The street markets and vendors are more than happy to haggle – so hone up your negotiating skills and barter yourself a bargain.
There is a small domestic airport in Reynosa but the nearest international one is McAllen – around 20 minutes drive away in Texas.
McAllen International Airport, Texas, USA 8 miles (13 kms), 20 minsMatamoras, Tamaulipas 67 miles (93 kms) 1 hour 12 minsNuevo Laredo 154 miles (247 kms) 3 hoursHermosillo, 137 miles (220 kms) 2 hrs 30 mins
Book an appointment with our dentists in Reynosa online, or call us toll-free and speak to one of our helpful and knowledgeable customer care team. Booking with us ensures not only quality, but the lowest prices available with our exclusive promotions and guaranteed best prices.
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