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Progreso, Mexico: A Day in the Heart of Yucatan

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

Arrival at the Port: Embarking on a Mexican Adventure

Usually by 7:00 AM, the cruise ships make their way into the Progreso port, offering stunning views of the longest pier in Mexico. As you disembark, you'll find numerous shuttle buses ready to whisk you to the AutoProgreso facility downtown, equipped with tour desks, restaurants, and shops.

A Stroll through History: Discovering Progreso and Beyond

An explorer at heart would love Progreso's close proximity to the mesmerizing Mayan ruins of Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Alternatively, take a leisurely walk through the vibrant streets of Progreso, soaking in the local culture and charm. Don't miss the Progreso Lighthouse, a city landmark providing a panoramic view of the cityscape and the vast ocean beyond.

Basking in the Sun: Embrace the Beach Life

Progreso's Malecon beach is a stone's throw from the town center. Lounge on the golden sands, take a refreshing swim in the Gulf of Mexico, or enjoy local delights from beachside vendors. For more secluded beaches, consider a short drive to Chicxulub or Chelem.

Fun and Frolic: Adventure Awaits in Progreso

For those seeking adventure, explore the fascinating cenotes — natural sinkholes considered sacred by the Mayans. You could also opt for a flamingo watching tour in the nearby Celestun Biosphere Reserve.

A Culinary Journey: Delve into Yucatecan Cuisine

Tantalize your taste buds with regional delicacies at the local eateries. Savor dishes like Cochinita Pibil (slow-roasted pork), Panuchos (tortillas with beans and meat), and wash them down with a sip of the local Xtabentún liquor, anise-flavored and honey-sweetened.

Wrapping up the Day: Souvenirs and Goodbyes

Before you head back, make a stop at the local market to pick up souvenirs — beautifully crafted Mayan pottery, traditional guayaberas shirts, or Yucatan hammocks. As the sun sets and you board the ship, you'll carry with you vivid memories of a day well spent in Progreso, the heart of Yucatan.

Progreso (Merida) from Miami Cruise Schedule

A cruise that begins in Miami and stops in the Progreso (Merida) would enchant even the most seasoned tourist with its natural splendor. Cruises to the Progreso (Merida) are ideal for those who fantasize about lovely beaches dotted with palm trees and crystal-clear waters.