Traveling to Tijuana for gastric sleeve, lap band or any other weight loss surgery gives you an opportunity to indulge in some sightseeing.
Since the closest major American city – San Diego – is less than 20 miles from TJ, people from the United States throng this border city to undergo quality yet highly pocket-friendly medical procedures.
While you are at it, and of course, with the permission of your surgeon, you can consider the following must-dos of Tijuana for an extended medical trip:
Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana
The Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) is a major hub for art and culture. The doom-shaped cultural center is a venue for exhibitions, seminars, movie festivals and gigs. The center features a ball-shaped OMNIMAX theater that gives a 360 degree view giving you the illusion that you are actually part of the movie!
Museo de las Californias
The Museum of California showcases the history and culture of Baja California. Located inside the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT), the museum exhibits hundreds of artifacts and pieces from Baja California right from the pre-historic times to the early 20th century.
Frontón Palacio Jai Alai
The Frontón Palacio Jai Alai is a prominent landmark in Avenida Revolucion which is used as a venue for hosting musical concerts, art exhibitions as well as theatrical performances.
Playas de Tijuana
Home to the lovely beaches of Tijuana, the Playas is a quiet place to enjoy the ocean with a cup of coffee in hand. The beaches are not crowded, even on US holidays. The area is dotted with cafes and eateries offering tacos and beer that are easy on the pocket.
Avenida Revolucion is a pulsating core tourism area of Tijuana brimming with throbbing nightclubs as well pharmacies thronged by American medical tourists for purchasing cheap medications.