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Progreso

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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Ranked #23 of 38 Attractions in Merida
Type: Beaches
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Boerne, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Visited Progresso while on the Carnival Elation in August of 2014. Did not opt for any excursions in this port, as they all looked over priced and not sure of experience to be had. Glad we opted to just "wing It". My teenage son and I took the bus from the pier into town and just started walking and exploring.... More

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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Our family had a pretty bad experience during an outing in Progresso, Mexico. Based on advice from the Carnival excursion rep as a good choice for kids and families, we paid a high price to go to the all-inclusive resort. A long bus ride took us by filthy bodies of water, stacks of garbage, rotting junk yards, and worst of... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This was a stop on the Carnival Triumph. Long long pier...had to take a bus to the town.. Typical town..crowded streets but the people very friendly there...I felt safe..given all the things going on in Mexico. Prices definitely cheaper in town compared to shops right off the boat. But all in all a good experience. We did not go to... More

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Roanoke, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family of 5 took a Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Elation in June 2014. We had not heard overly exciting things about Progresso, and honestly, we were not completely thrilled about visiting this destination. However, our mindset is 100% changed now due to the wonderfully private, personal tour given by Lawson's Yucatan Excursions. I'm not sure how we discovered... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Carnival does encourage you to use their excursions. We find as good or better experiences by "winging it". Paid half the amount once outside of the gate and went straight to the All-Inclusive "resort" for a beach day. The driver waits for you and does not pressure you to hurry. An hour or more after arriving, the excursion group shows... More

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Little Elm, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

While on a Carnival cruise, I won a free trip to the Reef Club in Merida, Progresso, Yucatan. I was excited to go to the beach, but (and this is TOTALLY not even close to the resort's fault) I spent most of the time at the resort pool because the beach was nasty. The sand was really gritty, not soft... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is where the locals flock to to get away from the heat. Its nice and laid back and you can get there for $1 bus ride or hire a cab for a few dollars more. Some good food, especially fresh fish. Now this is not Cancun and the water does not have the crystal blue color we look for.... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My family visited Progresso on a stop off the cruise ship. We heard how boring and unexciting the area was, so I booked a tour to the Mayapan Ruins through the company WIlliam Lawson Tours- and had a fantastic time. Our guide was Angel and he did a great job taking care of the group and showing us the country... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have been to Progresso before and was not impressed so, this year, we decided to do something different! We booked a tour to Dzibilchaltun and Merida with William Lawson Tours and that was a WONDERFUL idea! It was just our group which was so nice. Our guide, Angel, was very informative about the area and Mayan history and we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went to progreso to have a chilled few hours at the beach. It was an easy 30 mins in a collectivo from Merida so makes a good day out. The town itself is great, very walkable. There is a supermarket if you want to buy picnic stuff in calle 80 just past calle 29. Lots of cheap shops to... More

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