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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 #26 of 39 Attractions in Merida
Type: Beaches
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California
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370 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Progreso is not a Merida attraction. It is a relatively unattractive city in its own right and serves as a port of call for cruise liners. If you're in Merida and feel like a day at the beach, DO NOT COME HERE! Go instead to Celestun.

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Brasilia, DF
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Nice Green Water and Sandy beach!Did not push by vendors.Eladio's is a bar in front of the Bridge..if you pay a beer or drink, tapas(bocaditos)are included! CEVICHE TOO!!😉

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mt. vernon, IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have visited mexico a number of times but this was my first visit to this port. The bus service from ship to shore is adequate.I chose to stay in town rather than go to merida. This is a poor town so if you are expecting luxury don't get off the ship. If you want to see typical rural mexico... More

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La Quinta, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

we did not like this town at all, very tacky, tons of people on the beach, awful restaurants, we are used to lovely beaches in southern california, mexico, greece, etc. and this is not one of them, skip this place and look for another beach town

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Avoid at all costs, a dirty town full of overly aggressive vendors, the beach was dirty and it seemed that most locals had a bit too much to drink and it was only 10am. Far more beautiful places in the Yucatan. Just avoid this place and you will really enjoy yourself

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was easy to get to from Merida by collectivo, about 40 minutes and 16 pesos each. The road followed the old railway line, sadly now disused, the whole way and you could imagine it being busy. Even more so when we got there and found it was a working port as well as a beach resort. The huge stone... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Thought going to Progreso would be a fun experience. The beach was okay but the vendors would not leave you alone to enjoy it. Water was nice, but fish kept nibbling at your entire body. Very poor town and area.

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houston
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a great trip! This was my first Carnival cruise so I wash;t very excited but I was hoping the shore excursions are going to be awesome! The White and Golden Cities of Yucatan! Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico Misael it by far the best guide I 've had in all my trips over the world. He talks about Progresso and surrounding... More

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Post, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The bus trip was crowded and very hot. A guy I was haggling with for merchandise he was selling became angry. I understood haggling for goods was part of the enjoyment of shopping and expected by seller. Not true. Beware of aggressive sellers. This is last time I bother with this port. I'm sure you all have heard of the... More

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Durant, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited Progreso during a Carnival cruise stop. Buses take you from the pier to the market areas. The vendors like to barter and we found most of our vacation souvenirs at the Progreso port, however, the people were very pushy. If it wouldn't have been for our trip to the Dzibilchaltun ruins, it would have been a wasted stop.... More

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