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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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Great little beach town

Charming little beach town. The Malecon is great for a leisurely stroll and is very safe. The wind often picks up in the afternoon which makes the waves a bit choppy but there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Charming little beach town. The Malecon is great for a leisurely stroll and is very safe. The wind often picks up in the afternoon which makes the waves a bit choppy but there is no undertow. It is very shallow for a long ways out so is very safe for children and weak swimmers.

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Carrollton, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My daughters and I were on the 5 day cruise from Galveston and had arranged for a shopping tour to Merida. There was a big wait time from when we got off the boat to the time we left for Merida. There were 30 on our bus. We were disappointed in the shopping in Merida, as much of the merchandise... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just a 30 minute drive from the city of merida, this beach towns is clean and friendly. The Malecon, a road that runs along the edge of the beach, is a favorite drive of ours. The beach and ocean are along your right (it's one way) and small hotels and restaurants on your left. We love that many of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My son loved it! Relaxing. No crowds. Perfect way to veg out. We were in the water for hours. Walked the beach.

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Mount Pleasant, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was a stop on our 5 day cruise from Galveston. We took the free Grupo AutoProgresso bus from the cruise terminal accross the world's longest pier and into the city to the bus terminal. Along the way what we saw was desolation. The homes are in severe disrepair rotting with tarps on many roofs, there are bars on everything,... More 

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Of course the gulf is not going to be as beautiful as the Caribbean, but each time we have come to Progresso we have not wanted to go for a swim. The sun was hot but the water was not inviting. A yellowish murky color, like mud and sand swirling in the rough surf. The malecon (pedestrian wakway) was wooden... More 

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Cotton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

For one month, My husband and I rented a small colonial casa north of Merida Centro, choosing to do most of our local sightseeing by walking, bus, taxis, etc. After three weeks we were anxious to get out into the countryside. We read an enticing article about an outdoor indigenous theater in Xo'cen, with over 200 performers of all ages... More 

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Houma La
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

As the last stop on our cruise Progresso' s small shops and restaurant/cantina were the perfect thing needed to get away from the ship and relax without breaking the bank . Beach and pool next to the bar with authentic Mexican food for really good prices made the trip complete !!!! ☆♢☆♢☆

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our Carnival Magic cruise stopped at Progreso and we have no idea why. After having been in Costa Maya and Cozumel, Progreso was a big disappointment. We had planned on spending the day at the city's beach but we quickly realized that the waves were too big for our 2 and 4 year old to play in the water. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

small seaside town on the Gulf coast with lots of restaurannts at the beach, water and beach not compareable with the caribbean side. Mainly visited by people from Merida for weekends and holidays. Nothing special there except the port of Progreso with cruise ship arrivals

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