A border, a bus, then school begins in New Mexico

With her backpack slung over one shoulder, Gabriela Corona strolls toward the US-Mexico border as casually as if she is crossing the street to school. Which, in many ways, she is.

At this early hour it is so black outside that the scrubland seems to disappear, though the bright lights of the US port of entry punch the sky. Gabriela passes walls of barbed wire, camouflage-clad Mexican officers carrying big guns, and US border patrol agents who sit on stools inside the entry building with their arms crossed. On the far side of the building, on United States soil, the passageway narrows.

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Tour Group at Los Milagros Hotel

We had a surprise visit from a Harley Davidson motorcycle group from the Czech Republic, a total of 10 adults and 1 child. They started their trip of the western United States in Las Vegas and will end their tour there as well. They flew into Las Vegas where the tour operator Rudolf maintains a fleet of Harley’s they rent for the tour. When they arrived here they had been traveling for 2 weeks on a 4 week ride. They had a total of 4 motorcycles and a big, beautiful suburban to haul all the luggage and extra gear,

They had not been to Mexico before so we loaded up in our cars and headed to the border. I did not have my tour van available so we parked on the United States side and walked across. We went to Casa Mexicana a new restaurant on the Plaza in Palomas, Mexico. The Plaza is just 2 blocks south of the border and very picturesque with the Catholic church fronting the Plaza as well. After eating combination plates that included enchiladas, chimichangas,  refried beans and rice they decided to break out a bottle of tequila and sample the liquor of Mexico.

We arrived back to the Hotel around 9 where the group made use of our patio area to enjoy the warm evening in Columbus, New Mexico. The group got up around 8 the next morning. Had breakfast in our dining room. They made themselves toast with jelly, yogurt, coffee and cereal. About 9 they were ready to take off. They were headed to Bisbee and Tombstone by way of New Mexico State Highway 9.

We are blessed to have guests from all over the world. Besides this group from the Czech Republic we have had guests just this year alone from Japan, Denmark, Australia, England, Holland, Germany and New Zealand. Please visit our website at <www.losmilagroshotel.com> to schedule your reservation.


Dental Partnership



Los Milagros Hotel of Columbus, New Mexico has been looking for a great Dentist in Palomas to partner with. This was not an easy search. Even though there are many very good Dentists in Palomas finding the right one that shared all of our values regarding customer service and attention was not easy. They also have to share our commitment to exceptional customer value.

Thousands of people cross the border each year to connect with quality, affordable dentists in Mexico. American patients have been getting dental work done in Mexico, and specifically in Palomas, for many years, and in some cases, decades. According to a report commissioned by Families U.S.A., a Washington advocacy group for health-care issues, “About 90 percent [feel] the dental care they had received in Mexico had been good or excellent.” That is actually better than the results for care received in the US in the same survey.

The search is over and we are very fortunate to be working with Angeles Dental Clinic, a family run and operated clinic in Palomas. Dr. Angeles Villalobos graduated from dental school in 2011 and has been practicing dentistry for 6 years. She does general dentistry with a specialty in braces. Her husband, Dr. Abel Ramos graduated in 2004 and has been practicing for 13 years. We are very fortunate to have such a skilled practitioner here in Palomas that is able to perform root canals.

You might be saying, Philip what criteria did you use to select this clinic for recommendation. Let me tell you first and foremost if they were not my families and friends personal Dentist I would not be recommending them.

Don’t Put Off Dental Care Because Of The Cost

If you have the need for dental work, you can get affordable, quality dental work while saving thousands of dollars through Angeles Dental Clinic.  On average, their patients save 50% – 80% on dental work performed at their clinic in Palomas

Why Is It So Much Less Expensive In Palomas, Mexico?

A number of factors contribute to the large savings for getting dental work done in Palomas, Mexico.  Because of the support of the Mexican government, dental education in a public dental institution is free or subsidized.  In return, the graduating dentist in Mexico provides a year of free dental community service.

By contrast, US dentists leave school with $150,000 or more in loans to repay.  Dentists in Mexico are not required to have mandatory malpractice insurance, which is very expensive, and the society as a whole is not litigious in the way the US is.  In addition, both labor and real estate, including rent, are much less expensive in Mexico.

The government also monitors and restricts excessive profits on medications 1and pharmaceutical products used in dentistry.  And finally, the cost of living for dentists and their staff is considerably less expensive in Mexico.

 What Other Costs Do I Have To Receive Dental Work In Mexico?

Keep in mind that you are receiving your services away from home.  There is a trade-off for the substantial savings you get in terms of the additional time involved and costs for transportation, lodging, and meals.  In most cases, these costs are dwarfed by the savings you can realize by having the work done at Angeles Dental Clinic.  Even one crown is less expensive when including all travel costs.

Let’s Get Started

Please contact us at <losmilagroshotel.com> or 1-575-531-2467 and we will make your Dental appointment for you and book your room here at the Hotel. If needed we will provide free transportation to the clinic in Palomas.