As the second largest peninsula in the world at over 1200 kilometers, Baja California, Mexico features stunning variances in geography and climate. Baja California has deserts (Vizcaino Desert), volcanoes (La Reforma Caldera), sandy beaches (Rosarito Beach), and mountain ranges (Sierra de San Pedro Mártir). The climate of Baja California varies too with Mediterranean climates towards the shores, alpine climates in the mountain ranges, and arid climates in the south. Towards the San Diego/Baja California area where the Hope4Cancer® Institute is located, you may experience weather similar to that of Southern California with a Mexican twist. The California current makes the weather seasonable all year round. The population of Baja California, Mexico is estimated to be just over 3 million with most people living in Mexicali and Tijuana.
What Are Some of the Best Places to Check Out in Baja California, Mexico?
- Cabo San Lucas: a resort city with a number of stunning beaches, water-based activities, and vibrant nightlife. It’s located on the southern tip of Baja California Sur. Some places to check out include Playa del Amor and Desert Park Natural Reserve.
- Tijuana: Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California with well over a million people. It is a huge driver of the Mexican economy, so it has all of the restaurants, shops, theaters, and transportation options that you would find in any major city in the world.
- La Paz: Not to be confused with the Bolivian capital, La Paz, Baja California Sur has a number of fantastic beaches. It is also surrounded by desert. La Paz is within driving distance of many untouched, beautiful vegetation, making it a highly sought after destination for the adventurous and eco-travelers.
- San Jose del Cabo: This very laid back city has the Sea of Cortez’s only coral reef and a bird sanctuary with over 200 bird species to view. The beaches in the area are overshadowed by San Jose’s 18th century Spanish architecture that is featured throughout the city.
Other Destinations to Check Out
Why the Hope4Cancer Institute Calls Baja California Home
There are so many reasons why the Hope4Cancer® Institute calls Baja California, Mexico home. Its number one concern is providing patients with a worry-free stay to enhance their ability to heal. The Hope4Cancer® Institute is located in a peaceful, beautiful community with safe beaches and a perfect view of the Pacific Ocean. It’s a ten minute drive from the San Diego/Mexico border, making it very easy to get to from anywhere in North America. Additionally, patients and their families will be spared no amenity when they visit the Hope4Cancer Institute in Baja California, Mexico. Visit www.Hope4Cancer.com to learn more about the cancer clinic and the surrounding area.
What Is Medical Tourism?
As the United States heads closer to primary season, one of the most talked about issues will certainly be healthcare. One candidate wants to create a universal single payer system that is similar to Medicare. Others want to abolish the Affordable Healthcare Act altogether. One thing that all candidates can agree on is that Americans spends too much on healthcare. Medical debt is one of the biggest causes of bankruptcy in this country. Therefore, more Americans are going to different countries to have medical procedures performed. Last year, this number totaled nearly a million.
Globally, eight million people travel each year for a medical procedure. The leading drivers of this migration, which is otherwise known as medical tourism, are healthcare costs and treatment availability. Some treatment programs that have been developed in other countries are not available – either because of regulations in place or because there aren’t any doctors or facilities in place to perform the procedure. Depending on the country the procedure is performed in and where the medical tourist lives, a patient may be able to save as much as 75% on their medical costs.
Where Are International Health Travelers Going?
More than thirty countries cater to the medical tourist. Here is a list of the most traveled countries for medical tourists:
- Costa Rica,
- South Korea,
- Thailand, and
What Procedures Are Being Performed?
Depending on the country and the medical facility being used, there are a wide variety of healthcare options available that medical tourists can take advantage of. Many of these procedures are prohibitively expensive and may not be covered by insurance, depending on the patient’s home country. Here are some of the most commonly performed procedures medical tourists seek:
- Alternative cancer treatments,
- Cosmetic and reconstructive treatments,
- Spine surgery,
- Fertility and reproductive procedures,
- Cardiology, and
- Weight loss surgery
Advantages of Choosing the Hope4Cancer® Institute
In its news section, Dr. Subrata Chakravarty, Chief Science and Technology Officer of the Hope4Cancer® Institute, wrote about some of the benefits medical tourists can experience by going to Mexico and, specifically, the Hope4Cancer® Institute. First and foremost, it has a number of treatment options not found in the United States (Rigvir Virotherapy). Mexico’s laws allow for the existence of alternative cancer treatment facilities, which gives patients the opportunity to access non-toxic, affordable treatments that are not allowed in the United States.
Additionally, the Hope4Cancer® Institute is located right in Playas de Tijuana. It is a beautiful, safe community right on the beach by the Pacific that provides the perfect environment to relax and heal. It is only a few minutes’ drive from the San Diego/Mexico border, making it easily accessible to medical tourists in North America and across the globe.