Thousands of people from United States and Canada come to Algodones every year attracted by the unbeatable bargains the local dentists, pharmacies and other medical services have to offer. Algodones is easily reached by taking Baja Highway 8 East from Mexicali, or by by driving from of Yuma, Arizona for seven miles on Highway 8 . Every December the town organizes a big Mexican style fiesta to welcome the multitude of visitors that crowd its streets every winter. There will be bands, parades and artistic presentations, raffles, food and drinks. And, as in every respectable Mexican fiesta, lots of dancing!