The friendly community of Los Algodones is
located in Baja California, Mexico at the California – Arizona
border. It is seven miles west of the city of Yuma, AZ. Traveling on
I-8 take Calif. 186 south on Algodones Road, past the Quechan Casino
& Resort to Andrade, which is on the USA side of the border.
Note: The Winter Visitor Appreciation
Party is March 15
Access to the community is very
easy. You may park on the USA side and walk less then 1 block or
park in one of the attended parking lots in the town. Most
businesses are located less then 4 blocks from the border
and the currency of choice is the American dollar.
Algodones offers a wide variety of curio shops, pharmacies, open
air cafes, medical doctors,
health professionals, optical dispensaries and a large number of
dentists providing quality services and specialized
treatments at a cost savings that makes your trip worth while.
Los Algodones businesses appreciate the support of
the visitors and hold several events and
activities for all to enjoy. Do
not worry if your Spanish is not up to par as most of the
businesses have employees that are fluent in English.
note that Los Algodones is recognized by the American government
as a safe community for tourists. It is a small community of
medical professionals catering to snowbirds and seniors. It has
been said that Los Algodones is a safe as Disneyland.
Please Note: American citizens
their passport or passport card in order to enter into the
Note: Children age 18 and under will need to present a birth
certificate, naturalization certificate or a passport to enter
Buy a passport today and the savings you gain, the first time
you shop in Los Algodones, will easily pay for your passport.
compliments or complaints about crossing the border.
If you have any concerns,
compliments or complaints about your experience
crossing the Mexico/USA Border please send them
CBP (Customs and Border Protection) Headquarters
Border Security and Facilitation,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection,
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20229
The bureau of Customs and Border Protection:
or visit:the CBP.gov Customer Service Page at