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Vehicle Rentals

The following companies rent vans in San Diego, CA to teams doing ministry in Mexico. Many of these companies offer airport pick-up and drop-off services. When obtaining a rental van quote for your mission trip, be sure to ask for the total quote, which includes the Mexican auto insurance, from your rental company.

Mexican Auto Insurance

If you are driving a private vehicle or a rental vehicle that does not come with Mexican auto insurance, you will need to purchase Mexican auto insurance. Why? In the event of an accident, you are required by Mexican law to have insurance from a Mexican company, even if you are not at fault. Go to for answers to your Mexican auto insurance questions.

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Health Insurance

Mexican Medical requires all participants to show proof of Mexican health insurance. You may choose any traveler’s health insurance policy you want, and if you’re looking for a good option we would recommend the policies offered by Good Neighbor Insurance.

Hotels (San Diego Area)

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Scripture & Devotional Resources

Phone Calls in Mexico

When calling any U.S. phone number (including other U.S. cell phones traveling in Mexico with you) simply dial: 001+area code+number. Please check with your cell phone provider about coverage and roaming fees for calls originating in Mexico. We find that AT&T and Verizon offer the most coverage, while Sprint offers little coverage in Baja. Bring your car and wall chargers with you. Cell phones run out of charge quicker while searching for service in Mexico.

Exchange Rate (USD ⇄ Mexican Peso)

The recent exchange rate in Mexico has been around 18 pesos to the dollar. This is subject to change day-to-day; go to to see the current exchange rate.

All links to internet resources are provided for informational purposes only, and do not imply endorsement by Mexican Medical Ministries.