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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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Quaint coastal community...

This was our first time in Progreso and did not know what to expect. We like to explore the local scene just to get a feel of the town. From our cruise ship, we took a free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Spring, Texas, United States
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Spring, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was our first time in Progreso and did not know what to expect. We like to explore the local scene just to get a feel of the town. From our cruise ship, we took a free bus into town since the pier was several miles long. We took this five dollar per person 30 minute double decker bus tour... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Shore Excursioneer did not deliver all of the paid for services (visit Dzibilchaltun and private beach) and the pick up and return instructions where not clear. For example, the email confirmation stated we paid for a combination private beach visit and a tour of Dzibilchaltun. While my family and friends did enjoy the Cenote Xlakah and Dzibilchaltun mayan ruin our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I loved the time we spent there, the kids loved the banana rides and the food, but every 5 minutes we got a vendor trying to sell something! Hair braids, massages, food, tours, deserts, clothing, etc. could be a lot more enjoyable....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This port is close to Merida by bus. 34pesos roundtrip. When a cruise ship is in town many vendors will travel to this beach town to hawk their goods. The bars and restaurants cater to the tourist. We were served at the beach all day long and assigned a personal wait staff. If you don't like culture and exposure to... More 

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Emiliano Zapata, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Apart from the coneccion with the sea.a long beach with quiet and pacefully waters there are a good number of water activities..plus another atractions worth to visit. 15/20 minutes passing Progreso I went to visit the salt lakes with Pristine and hot waters.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Progreso is about 30km north of Merida. If you are driving, its a very easy drive. It is a small port with a few restaurants and a very long beach, that is not a match to others in the region. I guess is a local beach for people of Merida.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

What a waste of time. Ok, I am sure it could be worth something to a certain group. The family group should just pass. GO ahead and get off the boat and take a super hot bus trip down the 2 mile port. Walk through the shops and just hang on the beach for FREE! Other than that, stay on... More 

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bowmanville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Progreso is a port city of 50000 people--many friendly Mayans--located due south of New Orleans--it is a cruise ship stop for Carnival Cruise Lines with twice a week visits--the town is reasonably clean but NOT on weekends when the Meridanos come north to party, look down on the Mayans and then leave to return to their mostly-rich homes and leave... More 

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La Quinta, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Took the bus from Merida, took about an hour, bus ride was best part of the trip. Town super tacky,crowded with families, biggest and supposedly best restaurant was awful. Do yourself a favor, skipp this town, nothing nice about it

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great restaurants. Murky, but clean water. Very overcrowded. Years ago, it was a quaint little fishing village. Now its an overcrowded tourist attraction.

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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
Phone Number: 999-900-4796
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida

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