Molar City
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In the past decade the small town Vincente Guerro, Mexico, commonly referred to as Los Algodones or Molar City, has exploded into a mecca of pharmacies, dentists, and opticians crammed into 4-block radius immediately across the boarder from Yuma, Arizona. On an average day in January over 33,000 tourists, primarily Canadian and U.S. senior citizens, cross the boarder looking for discounted pharmaceuticals, eyeglasses, plastic surgery or dental care at significantly lower prices than those back home. With an estimated 350 practicing dentists, it’s regularly touted as the largest concentration in all of Mexico, if not the world.

To view a time lapse of my visit to Los Algodones visit