The Yucatan Peninsula
If you are looking for a beautiful & non-touristy getaway, we invite you to beautiful Progreso Beach, Yucatan! The closest airport is the Merida International Airport (MID). From there it is an easy 40-minute taxi ride straight through Merida city and on to The Mayan Gypsy, in Progreso Beach.
Many visitors also come by way of Cancun (CUN). From the Cancun airport, you can often find more affordable and direct flights, but you will need to get transportation to Merida, (4 hrs) via ADO bus or a direct shuttle. The ADO buses are nice, with comfortable seating and AC. Email us if you are interested in more information on the Cancun travel route to Progreso.
Staying at The Mayan Gypsy: This boutique Airbnb, (adults only) is a colorful, artistic destination with a bohemian vibe and a growing and eclectic art collection. We welcome guests to stay in this quiet oasis, and offer comfortable, spacious rooms equipped with fresh, soft, clean beds for great sleep. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, fans, hot and cold water, high water pressure, cold purified drinking water, morning coffee and tea, lounge areas, pool area with lounge chairs, outdoor seating, hammocks, communal dining rooms and a large colonial guest kitchen.
This is the perfect stay for you! If you need some quiet down-time, love the beach, are a nature lover, enjoy seeing art and beauty, if you would like to kite-surf, if you are a writer and need a quiet escape… or want to explore the simple, peaceful, tropical life offered here, then the Mayan Gypsy is your destination. You can choose to just rest and relax, or you can schedule amazing day trip adventures, or some of both! (Pick your room here)
This is also a great place for you to visit if you dream of someday retiring by the ocean, or are looking for the best retirement options for the near future. (See articles below) For FAMILY VACATIONS CHECK HERE!
LOCATION: Progreso Beach, Yucatan is a quiet, humble fishing town. Although it is only a few hours west of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum etc., it is not like those touristy places yet. Progreso is more for the quiet adventurer, who can enjoy the “real” Mexico. Many “snow birds” visit here every winter to escape the coldest months back home and enjoy Progreso for its affordability and authentic charm. The local Mayan people are humble and honest and the area is very safe. In fact, Merida has been in many magazines and articles, such as this FORBES article here and HERE and a few other articles to check out below as well:
Progreso Beach, is Merida's closest beach and is just a 35 to 45-minute drive north of the city.
More information links to check out: