The entryway to the Mayan world
Progreso’s status as the most important port in the Yucatan peninsula make it a destination no tourist should miss. Walking its beautiful boardwalk by the shore, enjoying water sports and many other activities are offered by this port, where fun, comfort and beauty are guaranteed, as is your satisfaction.
The Progreso deepwater port is both a linking point for tourism and a border open to commercial exchange with the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a terminal with immigration offices, handicraft shops, bars, rest areas, duty free shops, public telephone services, vehicle rentals and free transportation from the terminal to the port. The excellent quality of its facilities, hospitality, attractions and the unparalleled Mayan culture make Progreso a fantastic destination for cruiseship tourism. The absolute highlight of the Port of Progreso is a walk down its recently remodeled boardwalk, with its many restaurants, handicraft shops and bars; you can also enjoy the dock and relax by the beach. Progreso awaits you with open arms; make sure to include it in your itinerary.
At the boardwalk, touristic boat rides are offered; prices for an hourly water scooter rental are between 550 and 600 pesos. Boat and banana boat rides are $40 pesos per person, in which they’ll take you out 200 meters into the sea, in front of the boardwalk. Yatch rentals include packages for wedding proposals, wedding night, summer parties, and romantic dinner on the sea for $6,000 pesos; birt
How to get there
Located 36 km north of Merida; take the Merida Progreso road, number 261. It’s 30 minutes by car, or 45 by bus. Buses can be taken at the Autoprogreso station, on Calle 62 between 65 and 67 in Merida Centro.
Progreso is accessible 24 hours a day; buses run from 5 am to 10 pm.
Suggestions and Information
Progreso takes the safety of its inhabitants and guests very seriously.To make your visit even more memorable, try to schedule it on any of the following dates: San Telmo Fair (15 days after Lent). The celebration of the Day of the Mexican Navy includes a concert by the Navy Marching Band the night of May 31 at the Plaza Militar, and the morning of June 1. There are pilgrimages in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe between December 1 and 12. Remember, it’s important to respect the area you’re visiting and keep it clean.
Lodging, house/room rentals, restaurants, banks, nightclubs, bars, travel agencies, car rentals, ground transportation, handicrafts, tour guides, catering, shopping, movie theaters, hospitals and clinics, currency exchange, marinas, haciendas, assistance, event planning, public restrooms and showers, parking.
Alternatives include the nearby ports of Chuburna and Chelem, with their own leisure options; Chicxulub, a small fisherman’s village, is another good option because of its beaches and seafood restaurants.