Rest & Recover is a recovery house located in the trendy and safe “Puerta de Hierro” area of metropolitan Guadalajara, just a few minutes away from Innovãre Hospital.

The Rest & Recover team takes care of all the little details that can stand in the way of your recovery. They will be with you every step of the way – beginning with the moment you arrive in Guadalajara and ending when we drop you off for your return trip home.

Best of all, Rest & Recover works closely with Dr. Cardenas and the entire TransOp team to provide seamless service to our patients.

Rest & Recover’s rates include a continental breakfast (breads, donuts or pastries, yogurt, coffee, juice, & an assortment of breakfast cereals), a gourmet lunch, and a light-dinner.  When you’re not sleeping, enjoy their super fast wireless internet on your laptop or watch a movie or TV series on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime on Demand, and more.  This is your time to rest and recover!

Our patients staying at Rest & Recover enjoy these amenities:

  • Guadalajara airport or bus station pickup (available any day of the week from 6:00 AM until 11:30 PM)
  • Transportation to and from all medical appointments.
  • A private room with a private bath
  • A continental breakfast.
  • Lunch
  • A light dinner
  • Snacks and a selection of beverages
  • Purified water and ice
  • Broadband wireless internet (WiFi) for use with your laptop.
  • Each of our rooms is equipped with a flat panel television connected to a ROKU Streaming player. This brings you on-demand content from several streaming services.
  • Return transportation to the Guadalajara airport or bus station (available 24/7).


Will you pick me up at the Guadalajara airport? How will I locate you?

The services that we provide begin with airport pick up and end with airport drop off. If you are traveling on an international flight into Guadalajara, you’ll find us waiting for you as soon as you clear customs and walk through the sliding glass doors. You’ll notice that there will be a lot of people waiting for your fellow travelers, so just look for the guy holding a sign with your name on it!

When is airport transportation available?

We provide airport pickups between the hours of 6:00 AM and 11:30 PM.   Return transportation to the airport at the end of your stay is available 24 hours a day.


Does my room have a private bath?

Yes. Standard rooms feature a private bathroom located just outside the room itself while Deluxe rooms have a private bath inside the room.

What services are included in your per-night rate?

Our goal is to escort our guests through the process of visiting a foreign country for elective surgery. Our services begin when you arrive in Guadalajara and end when you leave to return home. After picking you up from the Guadalajara airport, the next step usually involves your pre-operative testing. We’ll check with your INNOVARE surgeon and will take you to have the testing that he or she orders. We’ll also take you to your consultations with with your surgeon and with any other doctors that he wants you to see. Our guests usually spend the first night in their private room with a private bath here at the Rest & Recover.

The next morning, we’ll take you to the hospital for your surgery and then return to pick you up after discharge. After returning to Rest & Recover from the hospital, we’ll coordinate your follow up appointments with your INNOVARE surgeon and will take you to those appointments. Your surgeon may also prescribe post-operative anti-inflammatory treatments every couple of days after discharge from the hospital. If this applies to you, we’ll set up these appointments and then take you to each of them. It’s also important to note that meals are included while you are our guest at Rest & recover. 

Should I bring my laptop or my Ipad with me?

Yes. Because you will be recovering for the majority of the time you are with us, you’ll probably want to have your laptop or tablet computer with you to help pass the time. WiFi covers the entire recovery residence and we have one of the fastest connections in Mexico delivered via FTTH (fiber to the home). That’s for all of you techies out there.

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