Cruise Evolution
Sign up for our FREE e-Newsletter
Enter Your E-Mail:
Sign up to gain access to the hottest cruise deals around!
Cruise Reviews

Progreso, Mexico

Home > Cruise Ports > Progreso, Mexico

Overview
Destinations
Cruise Lines
Currency
Language
Tourist Attractions
Port Location












Overview

Progreso was once just a simple fishing village. However, because of its proximity to some historic Mayan sites (in the Yucatan) it's becoming more popular as a port of call in the cruising industry.

The weather in Progreso is beautiful year round. In addition to that, there are restaurants, a crafts market and a beautiful beach.

Progreso is often used as a gateway to its nearby neighboring town, Merida. Merida is the capital of (and largest city in) the Yucatan state in Mexico and offers quite a bit more to do than Progreso. However, Progreso is actually a popular place for the residents of Merida to visit during the summer for a relaxing beach break.


Destinations
Progreso is included on a few Western Caribbean cruise itineraries.


Cruise Lines Departing Here
Progreso is not a cruise departure port.


Currency
The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican peso (MXN). US Dollars are accepted at many places as well. Using a credit card whenever possible is a great way to avoid having to exchange currency.


Language
The official language of Mexico is Spanish. However, some locals will speak English in the main tourist areas (but don't count on it).


Tourist Attractions
There are a few shops right in the Progreso cruise terminal. There is also a market in town, where a wide range of items are for sale (such as Mayan-inspired crafts).

Merida is a city just south of Progreso that many cruisers travel to while ported in Progreso. It's about a 30 minute drive between them. Much more shopping is available in Merida than in Progreso, as Merida is the largest city in southeastern Mexico (it's actually the capital of the Yucatan state). There are also various historical sites in Merida, such as The Cathedral of San Idelfonso (the oldest cathedral in North America), and many restaurants.

Malecon Beach is the main beach in Progreso.
It's located in town and is a great option for a nice relaxing day. Various water sports are available for rent at this beach.

There are sightseeing tour buses available in Progreso. They provide a tour of the entire town and are reasonably priced.

Progreso is located nearby a few Mayan sites of significance. Among them are Uxmal, Dzibilchaltun (only about 15 minutes from Progreso), and the famous Chichen Itza (which is a little over 2 hours away from Progreso).


Port Location
Cruise ships dock at Progreso Pier, one of the longest piers in the world. A free shuttle service takes arriving cruise ship passengers into town. Taxis are also available at the pier.
 
The Beach in Progreso
The Beach in Progreso
Cruise Reviews
Aerial of Merida
Aerial View of Merida
Cruise Reviews
The Cathedral of San Idelfonso
The Cathedral of San Idelfonso (in Merida)
Cruise Reviews
Progreso Beach
Progreso Beach
Cruise Reviews
Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza



Custom Search

Cruise Forum
Cruise Evolution's Popular Links


 

Cruise Message Boards
© , CruisEvolution LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Cruise Evolution