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Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico

Founded in 1872 by Juan Miguel Castro, Progreso is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, in the state of Yucatan. Heavily influenced by the Mayan culture, Progreso enjoys a simple and laid-back lifestyle. This small and humble fisherman's town is the place to explore the 'unspoilt' side of Mexico. With white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, it's not hard to understand why this tranquil atmosphere is ideal for holidaying. This port town is also the gateway to Merida, the state capital of Yucatan, and Chichén Itzá, the most majestic Mayan ruins in Mexico.

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Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Cross off one of the 'Seven New Wonders of the World' from your travel to-do list with a visit to Chichén Itzá. This ancient Mayan city was one of the most significant political, commercial and religious centres of the late classical period (750 to 1200 A.D.). Between its remarkable architecture and amazing treasures, it's no surprise that 100 million people around the globe have chosen Chichén Itzá for this incredible honour. See for yourself!

Other Fun Things to Do

Tour the Yucatan Peninsula, a magical place flanked by the Gulf of Mexico and the dazzling Caribbean Sea.
Walk on the world's longest pier – 7 km (4.3498 miles) long.
Visit the 'White City', Merida, a cosmopolitan colonial city with a bustling Main Square, Spanish Cathedral, shopping outlets and many 'haciendas' where you can sample local culinary delicacies.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Be sure to try the local Yucatanean culinary specialties, which are very different from typical Mexican cuisine. You may want to taste achiote, a sauce made of chopped tomato, onion, chillies and cilantro, or papadzules, tortillas stuffed with chopped, hard-boiled eggs and served with a squash or cucumber sauce.

Local Currency

The official currency in Mexico is the peso (MXN). U.S. dollars, traveller's cheques and credit cards are accepted.

Weather in Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 84.6° 29.22°
Average Low 63.5° 17.5°
Mean Temperature 73° 22.78°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 1 in 2.54 cm

    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.