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August 25, 2023

Unlocking Quality Care and Peaceful Recovery: Medical Tourism in Puerto Vallarta

An unlikely destination has risen to prominence on the global stage when it comes to seeking top-notch medical treatments and procedures — Puerto Vallarta.

Renowned for its beautiful beaches and lively culture, Mexico's top beach destination has quietly become a hub for medical tourism, offering a unique blend of world-class healthcare and tranquil recuperation.


Puerto Vallarta boasts modern and well-equipped medical facilities that are staffed by highly qualified professionals who adhere to international standards of medical care.  You will find a full range of medical services to meet your needs, from cosmetic surgery and dental care to specialized surgeries and wellness procedures.

Puerto Vallarta's most prestigious medical centers and hospitals include:

Vallarta Medical Center

Vallarta Medical Center has the best infrastructure, the most advanced technology and excellent human resources that guarantee quality care and warmth, and is the leading institution for the safest specialized medical care in the Puerto Vallarta area.  The best option for medical, surgical and hospital care with the highest standards of quality and capacity to solve all types of issues related to your health.  Services include ICU, inpatient, imaging and diagnostic center.  Vallarta Medical Center has contracted with major international insurance companies to help cover your medical expenses.

Medassist Hospital 

With over 30 years of experience, Medassist is one of the most respected medical facilities in Puerto Vallarta.  This privately owned hospital has a new ICU, new operating rooms, and its own in-house laboratory for inpatient and outpatient services, and is conveniently located in the Romantic Zone.  To ensure that patients receive the best possible care, the hospital is equipped with a state-of-the-art CAT scan, ultrasound and other radiology equipment.  An ER physician is on site 24 hours a day and an international services coordinator is available to assist patients every step of the way. 

Spine Center Vallarta

Spine Center Vallarta's staff includes respected local, national and international medical professionals.  They are highly educated, being graduates of the best medical schools in Mexico.  Their expertise in the care and treatment of all spine disorders, including congenital malformations, degenerative disorders, spine cancer, and spine trauma, in both adults and children, is second to none.   Spine Center Vallarta is an AOSpine member and is also a member of several spine societies, including the Mexican Association of Spine Surgeons (AMCICO), the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the Mexican Federation of Orthopedic and Traumatology Colleges (FEMECOT), as well as local medical societies.

Hospital Joya

Since 1999, this state-of-the-art hospital has provided around-the-clock emergency services and intensive care for adults and children in many specialties.  Hospital Joya serves the needs of Puerto Vallarta residents and international visitors with the highest levels of hospital accreditation and an unparalleled commitment to its patients.  Hospital Joya Marina facilities in Puerto Vallarta include an ICU for Adults, Blood Bank, Hemodynamic Laboratory, Clinical Laboratory, Hemodialysis Unit, Complete Diagnostic Area, and the only certified NICU in the area.


The expertise of Puerto Vallarta's medical professionals is one of the driving forces behind its emergence as a medical tourism destination.  A high level of care and expertise is ensured by the fact that many doctors and specialists have been trained at prestigious international institutions.

But what really sets Puerto Vallarta apart is the affordability of its medical care.  Healthcare costs are often much lower than elsewhere in the world, providing patients with high quality care without breaking the bank.  Here you'll find exceptional value for your investment, whether you're considering cosmetic surgery, dental care or specialized procedures.


Imagine a serene tropical paradise where you can recuperate from a medical procedure.  That is exactly what Puerto Vallarta offers.  The city provides an ideal environment for recovery, with soothing ocean breezes, lush landscapes and a relaxed pace of life.  Many medical tourists find solace in the tranquil surroundings during their healing and rejuvenation process.

Accommodations in Puerto Vallarta include 5 hotel zones with more than 22,500 rooms in hotels ranging from luxurious beachfront resorts to intimate hacienda-style boutique hotels and comfortable ocean-view private villas.


Puerto Vallarta is an ideal destination for medical tourists from the United States and Canada due to its strategic location.  You can easily access top-notch medical care without the hassle of long travel just a short flight from major cities.  This proximity minimizes the stress of medical travel by allowing for quick and efficient travel.

Puerto Vallarta has one of the country's main international airports.  It offers flights to over 23 US destinations, 15 in Canada, 15 in Mexico and 1 in Europe.

The city also has excellent land connections thanks to a network of highways, both to the north and to the south of Jalisco, through the 200 highway and to the east through the 70 highway.  Additionally, nine bus lines connect Puerto Vallarta with more than 20 Mexican states from the city's bus station.


Thorough research and communication with medical professionals is essential before embarking on your medical trip to Puerto Vallarta.  Know the ins and outs of the process, gather information about the healthcare facilities, and establish a clear line of communication with the healthcare professional of your choice.

Reliable and trustworthy tools like the Vallarta Medical Network can help you choose the right doctor, the right hospital, and provide you with firsthand information to ensure a speedy and seamless recovery.

Vallarta Medical Network provides access to a digital directory of hospitals, medical centers, clinics and over 100 national and international medical professionals from your computer or mobile phone. There are also 40 specialties, including Plastic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Cardiology, among others, included in the Vallarta Medical Network Medical Guide.


In addition to the medical aspect, Puerto Vallarta also offers the opportunity for cultural exploration. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture as you explore the charming cobblestone streets and indulge in authentic Mexican cuisine.  Combining medical and cultural experiences makes your trip to Puerto Vallarta more than just medical, but a holistic and enriching adventure.

Puerto Vallarta has evolved into a destination which, in addition to its natural beauty and cultural wealth, provides outstanding medical care.  The "Friendliest City in the World" has truly earned its place on the medical tourism map with its blend of quality healthcare, knowledgeable professionals, affordable treatments and serene recuperation.

Consider Puerto Vallarta your destination of choice, whether you're seeking medical treatment or simply a place to rejuvenate.

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