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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 #24 of 39 Attractions in Merida
Type: Beaches
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Columbus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our 2014 Lim family annual vacation for a group of 19 people, 8 teen agers, 8 adults in their mid 40s and three senior citizens 81 y.o, 72 and 71 year old was set for a cruise with Carnival Elation from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico and Progreso, Mexico. The excursion choices for Cozumel was overwhelming because there's just so... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited Progreso on the Carnival Elation on Tuesday the 26th of August. After hearing horrible reviews of this stop I began searching the internet for something outside the box to do. I stumbled across William Lawson Tours on the internet and I am so glad I did! I emailed with the company representative and explained a little bit about... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Carnival seems to only take it's guest to low income area ports of call . I this cruise used to take ya to playa del Carmen what happened to that ... At least it was not a filthy dump hole

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Boerne, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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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