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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 #24 of 36 attractions in Merida
Type: Beaches
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

According to our excursion guide, there are 2 days of the week where cruse ships come to Progreso: Monday and Thursday. The pier is very long, about 4 miles long. We left the ship by van and I couldn't believe how long it took to get off the dock. Driving through Progreso and then Merida, which was about 30 minutes... More

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Monett, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Good day with family on public beach. walked the beach and ended up at Tommy's restaurant. With no upfront cost. Sat beachside with shaded chairs at no cost, Free chips and salsa/guacamole. we ordered lunch and some drinks. all top notch, I mentionedthe margaritas were a little lite, so they added more alcohol. Had great service and locale. best was... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Between Progresso and Merida Mexico are salt flats that are home to thousands of free flamingo. Flocks of the birds can be seen, more likely at a distance than up close, throughout the year. Local cab drivers are knowledgeable about where you're most likely to see them and know exactly where your chances are best. If you cruise into Progresso... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Quiet is not even a word i would use. There was literally no one there but the 2000 or so residents. Very pretty white sand Gulf beach. I had heard a lot of expats live there but they must go back to US/Canada/Europe in May when humidity is at its peak. Very long distance in the surf before you even... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited Puerto Progreso on a shore excursion two weeks ago. Overall we had a good time. After we got off of the shuttle we took the Double-Decker bus. It was an interesting experience to say the least. We then walked to the beach where my wife got a massage for only $15 on the beach! She said it was... More

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Douglasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Upon arriving we were met my a private taxi service we hired for the tour. The company is Progreso Taxi Cab and the driver is Gustavo Figueroa. He was great and spent his time taking us to the ruins, Merida and then to do some last minute shopping in Progreso. Recommend him to any who want to tour this very... More

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Alameda, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We've been coming to Progreso from California for 11 years now; bought a house here, and will retire here. Reading the vastly different reviews people write of this place, I think the most important part of enjoying a visit is having the right expectations. First, the full name of this town is PUERTO Progreso. It is the most important port... More

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