Its safe, tranquil beaches, palm trees, fresh seafood, the boardwalk at the edge of the sea and friendly people make Progreso a wonderful place to visit.
Progreso was founded by Juan Miguel Castro in 1872, in his honor stands a monument to the beginning of the boardwalk. It is the first seaport and the most important coastal Yucatan.
Located just 36km from the city of Merida. Progreso sits on a warm stone platform, Gradually slides into the ocean. Thanks to its privileged geographical location, is considered a natural point of entry and export of products from trade and industry in the state.
The climate is dry savannah heat. It has dry warm weather, with rain from june to september the average temperature varies from 26c to 28c and highest 40c, lowest 18c. The rainy season occurs during the months of May and October.
The pecies can be founf in the town are, lizards, tortoises, quail and a wide variety of seabirds like gulls, pelicans, flamingos also a wide diversity of fish.
Demographics and Religion
The urban area of Progreso, has a population of 50,000 inhabitants in the region dominates the inclination towards religion.
Progreso based their economy mainly fishing, has more than 900 fishing boats, with large catches of shark, grouper, sea bass, snapper and barracuda. The fish is exported to the united States, japan and Europe. Till today is considered important tourist and cruises arriving here from around the world, of which landed a large number of passengers who are in a place of peace and charm.
San Telmo fair:This festival takes place 15 days after lent, with unions the famous procession of San Telmo for the city and the sea, rides and fireworks in the town parish. Dia de la Marina (navy day) was held may 31 at night, with a large concert band marches, marine and military space.
On June, the morning part of the pier is happy with marine vessels, which lay a wreath to the fallen marine, this extends to the port Chicxulub and comes back in the afternoon.
Progreso offers an extensive menu for all taste, includes dishes made with fish and seafood. Traditional meals are, fish head soup, shark roast, fired fish. In addition to the typical dishes of the Mexican Southeast.
Among the cool drinks with or without alcohol, highlights the pozole with coconut, anise drinks and fruit drinks in the region.
Delicious desserts include sweet potato with coconut, yucca with honey, pumpkin melaka, ciricote sweet and ofcourse the traditional models that can be found along the boardwalk.
Attractions: La Playa (the beach)
Progreso has quiet beaches and safe, with no currents or large waves, these features make it ideal for surfing, swimming, kayaking, jet ski and windsurf. It is often held boat races, windsurf and fishing tournaments.
the light house was built from 1885, rising to 40m or almost 120 feet tall and can be seen at 20m nautical.
Progreso has a pier which had to be a built very long to allow large ships to dock in deep water, since the shallow area is very large. It was occupied by the marina office and is considered the country's longest.
At the end of the pier is a special area for fishing, where you can wait peacefully falling a good catch, while watching the beautiful seascape.
Other tourist attractions are: La hacienda de San Ignacio, the church of San Jose and the chapel of San Antonio Yaxactún.
Progreso has all the amenities for your complete comfort, such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals, craft shops, money exchange, and many more.