We also went to progresso as a stop on the cruise ship. I had heard that it was a dirty city and kind of scary. When we got out I quickly saw what people were talking about. But the people their are very friendly and go out of their way to help you. It is sad to see the condition the people live in and the kids peddling wares. It is a place you really feel blessed to have the things you have. You can do lots of shopping cheap trinkets nick nacks and t-shirts. But it would be nice to stop somewhere not so sad for a cruise.