The Mayan Gypsy
Progreso is a port city on Mexico's Yucatans Peninsula and is the hub of Yucatán’s coastal communities.
The pier that extends from Progreso into the Gulf of Mexico is among the longest such structures in the world. (4 miles) It is a common stop for cruise ships 3 to 4 times a week, which dock at its long pier as Progreso is a gateway to many Mayan archaeological sites and ruins such as Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Dzibilchaltun.
Along the boardwalk (The Malecon) are plenty of restaurants , gift shops and places to lay out in the sand and swim in the warm ocean.
DAY TRIPS FROM PROGRESO: There are many day trips one can plan and easily arrange from Progreso beach, Yucatan. Here are just a few ideas with timing of how far it is from The Mayan Gypsy :
Take a quick boat across to The Ecological Reserve Corchito (7 minutes away)
Visit the gorgeous city of Merida and its amazing architecture and dining: (30 -40 minutes drive)
Visit Dzibilchaltún Mayan ruins and its beautiful cenote (30 minutes drive)
Take a tour to the famous ruins of Uxmal (1.5 hour drive)
Drive to see the artsy city of Valladolid (2.5 hour drive)
Spend the day at one of the 7 wonders of the World Chichén Itzá Ruins (2 hour drive)
See the pottery and shoes in the famous town of Ticul (1.40min drive)
The city of Gold, Izamal, in all its golden glory (1.5 hour drive)