The Art of Touch – therapeutic massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures by “Efi”. Facials, manicures and pedicures at your home; massages at Efi’s studio. Choose the Relaxing Massage to improve circulation and relieve stress; or the Aroma Therapy Massage with hot-packs and oils to soften muscles and tissues; or the Reflexology Massage for overworked, tense feet. Call for pricing and appointments. 983-165-4808

Centro de Salud, public Primary Care facility, 3rd Avenue between 22nd and 24th streets in Bacalar, near the Fort and opposite the Post Office, Bacalar, Q. Roo, Mexico. Open 7 x 24 with physician in attendance all hours. Onsite pharmacy and lab for blood and urine analysis. Specialized programs for at-risk population (prenatal, diabetic, etc.) Appointments and routine care (including dentist) from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm Monday through Friday; emergency medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Birth suite for routine deliveries; no surgical or imaging facilities. Ambulance on site. Telephone 983 834-2756.

Dr. Antonino Casteñeda, General Practice physician accepting patients, including pediatrics and geriatrics. Office and Pharmacy at #832 Eighth Street (one block east of Highway #307), Colonia Jor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Bacalar, Q. Roo, Mexico 77930. Office Hours: 9 am to 9 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday — drop in or call for appointment. House calls available. Emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. May be in attendance at the Centro de Salud. Cell phone: 983 110-3822.

Dr. Ma. Letitia Rodriguez Maldonado, General Practice physician accepting patients. Office and Pharmacy on 7th Ave. at 28th Street, Bacalar, Q. Roo, Mexico 77931. Office Hours: 7 am to 9 pm, seven days a week; drop in service.

Pharmacies in Bacalar are, curiously, found on 7th Avenue between 20th and 30th streets. Most are open seven days a week and carry a variety of first aid supplies, medicines, and common pharmaceutical products. Generally speaking, for narcotics and less common pharmaceuticals, a trip to a pharmacy in Chetumal (such as that associated with the Carranza Clinic) is required.