Algodones Warnings and Dangers

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  • Warning: Royal Dental

    by Tabak Written Dec 26, 2012

    Went in to have a tooth removed. Big Mistake. Royal Dental has moved to a new office in the same building. She called me in to a room smaller than my clothes closet at home. The chair wasn't even bolted to the floor, so it wobbled every time I moved or she bumped into it. She took 2 hours, broke the tooth into pieces, eventually called in an oral surgeon to do the job and he was done in 3 minutes. She checked his work with this 'oh so that's how its done' look on her face. The next morning, I spit out a piece of my tooth that was left if my mouth. I checked in the mirror and found ANOTHER piece lodged in my gums where she had taken out the tooth. It's been 6 weeks and I still have pain where she pulled the tooth...makes me wonder if she screwed up something else. If you take anything from my write up, remember this... Royal Dental = NO.

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    Algodones. Street Stuff!

    by teresajgregory Updated Apr 30, 2010

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    It is just a matter of life for some locals to sit on the streets and sell what I would view as nasty pornographic type items (too embarrassing to describe) and the people there just seem to laugh about it and the street children (who sell home-made jewelry) just take it all in stride. In my opinion, it would be hard to be raised in that type of environment and not be affected somehow. However, I only saw local children on the streets. The U.S. folks did not seem to bring them there - which may be wise - because the street vendors think it is fun stuff to try to sell to you. My photo's are simply a part of the outdoor marketplace/ restaurant areas - and the infamous Green Door which others have said to stay away from. Otherwise, I bought a beautiful full leather travel bag for an embarrassingly cheap price so overall it was not all bad. It is just some of the side streets which are a little more off of the beaten path which have some of the not so great "street stuff"! When there you sort of get the feel for it.

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    WARNING! DO NOT GO TO THE GREEN-DOOR IN Algodones

    by artistgal Written Nov 26, 2007

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    Do not go to the Green-Door in Algodones Mexico, unless u want 2 be scammed out of ur money by the owner, & policia ( police ). The GreenDoor has a very bad reputation with the girls having H.I.V.! They don't regulate ANY of the girls health. There is NO health code. This means ur @ risk even if they only perform oral sex.

    When I travel, I always ask locals if they could tell me one of the worst places to go to in there town to report blogs & protect U.S travelers.

    Now here's my experience i would like 2 share about the police in Algodones. If u decide 2 go there 2 get prescriptions, dental work, or even souvenirs, don't stay past dark! You are @ high risk 2 be harassed & robbed by police as they did to me & my partner. They put my partner in jail for absolutely NO reason, then separated me from him, while they sexually violated & harassed me. As I finally convinced them to take me to where they were holding my partner, they finally agreed to let him go after I gave them all the money I had & my jewelry. I asked the police what we were being arrested 4, & they laughed. They had NO answer. I notice the local police targeting people coming from the Green-Door or near & around the outer area of THEGreenDoor. The cops seemed to be close friends with the doorman & owner.

    More info u should know: Just because a club says the ladies have condoms at these sex clubs in Mexico, it doesn't mean they use them! A local told me that they promote condoms only if someone asks, just to get u in the door or there private rooms, due the growing AIDS epidemic in the area and Green-DOOR Club.

    PLEASE men, save ur health & money by staying away from this Club & area of Algodonies. If u drink & they know uv been drinking, they can put u in jail even if u have had 1 beer. They WILL charge u 4 being under the influence in public. They make up there own laws to benefit themselves from their poor economy.

    ALSO,please make sure u c ur dentist sterilize ALL equipment due 2 the growing aids epidemic in Algodonies area.

    2007

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  • the bars

    by bsouth Written Jun 2, 2004

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    Algodones is a neet town to walk around in and shop, but there are a few things to watch out for. First, stay out of the local bars. Places like bar olimpico (the green door) and such are nothing more then dirty women for sale. While they tell you how safe it is, you really are taking way too many chances in these places. Another big item is giving someone a $20 and they come back with your change for a $10. Bottom line is you lose. There is no gold for sale in Algodones. No matter what they tell you, it's fake. During the winter months, Americans spend more then one million dollars a day in this town of 10,000 people. Don't be taken in or told how broke they are.

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    Dec 1, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    I live 3 to 5 Miles from Los Algodones, Cool Little Mexican spot, lots of tourist things to do. I'd say its even a safe place in Mexico. Still it a poor economy and give the local a chance and they will rip you off, stay alert, don’t ask for trouble and you won’t get. Just relax enjoy the town, as for Dentist I've had very little trouble, but I live nearby and when they mess up I go back and they fix it for free. Id avoid the prostitution and the Green door, for Adult stuff the Hawaiian Club is much nicer, still watch your money, I’ve lived in the area since 2004 and last year 2012 I finally was played as a sucker and got ripped off $50.00 , I got to comfortable with the town, still it was only $50 dollars and I figure if the guy was going to go through all the crap and I fell into the trap – then he probably need the money real bad. There’s Long lines going in and long lines coming out expect to wait in line maybe 2 hours, that’s why I drive across , because in the least I can wait in my Car with the AC on. I don’t mind tipping a beggars every once in while , but I don’t tip them all. If the person limping around on one leg in rags I’ll try and give enough for a meal and drink, if the person asking money for the church program , well - you know - I give it some thought, like I say I’m local and by know the Locals of Algodones know who I am. Be safe have fun, and you should do ok – Everything negotiable that’s for sale so carry cash.

  • Jan 30, 2013 at 2:21 PM

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    • Jan 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      I bught Bayer Levitra in absolutely genuine looking packaging at the Purple Pharmacy. They charged $7.50 per pill and I had bought it previously there. This time, it was totally counterfeit and I verified that online. Don't buy it, it is extremely weak and really didn't work for me.

    • Feb 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM

      I agree. Purple Pharmacy is a scam masquerading as a pharmacy. I bought some generic cialis there a few weeks ago and it was total junk--absolutely none effective. Obviously a complete scam. Stay away from Purple Pharmacy.

  • Dec 13, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Sorry to hear about the bad experience of some of the people on this site ut I have been going to Algadones for 6 years and NEVER had any problems with the locals or the police. Club Olympico and Bar Hawaii are both Strip clubs / Brothels so of course there are going to be women there. If you are easily offended then don't go there. The owner, waitstaff and women there are always friendly and nice. Its a laid back small town vibe not like Tijuana. I have seen police a handful of times and it is usually a man & female police patrolling in pickup truck. I have never seen police harass any locals or tourists ever, they dont even look at you. I have never even witnessed a bar fight it is pretty laid back town. Dont believe the hype, mexico needs our tourist dollars & Im happy to go there.

    • Sep 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM

      I agree . My wife and I have not had problems there . Except the long lines to go back to the states some times.

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