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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.

Nearby places

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.

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A fishermen’s port where the people offer peace and tranquilityIf you’re looking for relaxation and tranquility, Chuburna is the ideal spot. Its peaceful beaches and sunsets at their maximum splendor will make your stay here pleasurable and memorable. Enjoy the best seafood from its coast and the best treatment from its residents. Don’t expect anything less.

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Chuburna, located on the Yucatan Peninsula’s northern coast, west of Progreso, is a fishermen village that has been transformed into a predominantly touristic place thanks to its beaches. Here you’ll discover Bocana Carbonera and explore Chuburna’s beautiful treasures. Have some fun on a boat ride, tours, camping on the beach or sport fishing with your family. Chuburna offers five packages that include a trip to the Carbonera spring, the Dzul Ha spring, sport fishing, kayaking, camping and meals as well as a mangrove tour. Outboard motor boat service and transportation are offered all year round. Chuburna is one of the oldest places in the Progreso municipality and was officially recognized as part of Yucatan in 1663 by Juan Francisco Esquivel y de la Rosa because of it’s strategic location for coastal defense from pirates that operated from the Laguna de Terminos. Today it’s a relaxing spot for the whole family to enjoy.




Boat tours are offered by residents, but because these are not formal tours, prices can vary.

How to get there

Chuburna is 20 km away from Progreso and 56 km northwest of Merida. By car: From Merida, take the Merida-Progreso No. 261 highway to Progreso. At the intersection with the rowboat and canoe run, take a left and proceed to the traffic circle. There you’ll see a sign to turn left again to go across the bridge to Chelem. After the bridge keep going to the end of the highway and take a left, then go straight and pass through Chelem to get to Chuburna.


The colectivos run from 5:30 am to 8 pm.

Suggestions and Information

This beach is for relaxing and enjoying the day; it’s not a nude beach. It’s important to wear comfortable clothing and use sunscreen if you plan to be on the beach, either taking a stroll, relaxing or swimming. After 5 pm it’s prohibited to drink alcoholic beverages on the beach. Don’t go swimming right after eating or drinking alcoholic beverages. Driving vehicles or riding horses on the beach is prohibited. Don’t throw garbage into the sea. Beach flags: green means it’s ok to swim, yellow means take precautions and red means swimming is prohibited. Fiesta de la Candelaria is February 2 and the Vaqueria is August 6-15. Don’t forget to respect the area you’re visiting and keep it clean.


Lodging, house/room rental, restaurants, land transportation, handicrafts, basic shopping.

Nearby places

As an alternative you can visit the closeby port of Chelem, which offers the same relaxation and fun activities as Chuburna. Progreso is a good option for visiting both the beach and the town and shopping.







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Culinary delight from Yucatán to the world. Without a doubt this is one of Mérida's most representative and distinctive dish. The Queso Relleno, or Filled Cheese (literally...