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Address: State of Yucatan, Country: Mexico | Progreso Is a City and So Not in Merida!!!! The Attractions Need to Be Updated to Reflect Where They Really Are, Merida, Mexico
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Very windy and rough surf.

Of course the gulf is not going to be as beautiful as the Caribbean, but each time we have come to Progresso we have not wanted to go for a swim. The sun was hot but the water was... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Penny Z
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Of course the gulf is not going to be as beautiful as the Caribbean, but each time we have come to Progresso we have not wanted to go for a swim. The sun was hot but the water was not inviting. A yellowish murky color, like mud and sand swirling in the rough surf. The malecon (pedestrian wakway) was wooden... More 

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Cotton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

For one month, My husband and I rented a small colonial casa north of Merida Centro, choosing to do most of our local sightseeing by walking, bus, taxis, etc. After three weeks we were anxious to get out into the countryside. We read an enticing article about an outdoor indigenous theater in Xo'cen, with over 200 performers of all ages... More 

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Houma La
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

As the last stop on our cruise Progresso' s small shops and restaurant/cantina were the perfect thing needed to get away from the ship and relax without breaking the bank . Beach and pool next to the bar with authentic Mexican food for really good prices made the trip complete !!!! ☆♢☆♢☆

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our Carnival Magic cruise stopped at Progreso and we have no idea why. After having been in Costa Maya and Cozumel, Progreso was a big disappointment. We had planned on spending the day at the city's beach but we quickly realized that the waves were too big for our 2 and 4 year old to play in the water. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

small seaside town on the Gulf coast with lots of restaurannts at the beach, water and beach not compareable with the caribbean side. Mainly visited by people from Merida for weekends and holidays. Nothing special there except the port of Progreso with cruise ship arrivals

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The $5.00 per person is worth this ride we enjoyed the trip through Beautiful Progreso and would do it again. Our Guide Louis was making his best jokes and sharing his knowledge all the way. Its just a must do in Progreso, Mx.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I actually thoroughly enjoyed Progreso. I had low expectations at first because I read numerous negative reviews about the city. I went there on a cruise and didn't want to pay for an excursion, so I took the free bus from the cruise terminal, across the pier, and into the city. I got a 30 minute massage for $15 on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The beach of progreso is the closest one to the city of Merida. The shuttle bus takes about 40 minutes and costs 14 mx pesos which is a good price. The beach itself is okay but compared to other yucatan beaches nothing special. On the left side of the dock there is a more calm are I case you want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went to Progreso, cruise stop . Not willing to do a tour and boarding the bus to town, my parents and sister were listening to a lady from private excursions and decided to buy a COMBO EXCURSION. The best excursion we ever had. Manuel the tour guide and Daniel the bus driver share very good information about ruins and Senote... More 

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Darien, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Not really much to do or see here. The beach is pretty nice and the water is fairly aqua blue which is always nice to see. The town itself is fairly lively, considering I heard that if there is no cruise ship docked, the town is dead and closes at 6pm. That couldn't be farther from the truth; there were... More 

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