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Feb 1, 2016 - Chillin', Progreso style

Neek Khan (the name of our condo bldg.)is turning out pretty well although mornings can be a little noisy as we have people above us and on both sides. About 6:30 AM there is some chair scrapping and thumping around for half an hour or so which Donna is able to groan about then get back to sleep, but I usually get up to make coffee. Some very nice folks in this complex from all over but mostly Canadian. There is weak wifi in our room but fortunately the palapus outside our room has a good signal so there are usually a few folks there - a...

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Jan 22, 2016 - Malecon, beaches, music - lots to like about Progreso

Our introduction to life in Progreso began with a kitchenette in our very nice hotel being stocked with a single frying pan and a spatula - no cutlery, no plates, no.........anything, just a frying pan and a spatula! Not too conducive to culinary delights getting created here - guess most guests just eat at the restaurants! Once we talked the housekeeper into providing a few more of the basic necessities we started to make supper only to learn the water was off in the entire hotel. With visions of hitting the sheets still carrying around...

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Dec 25, 2009 - lekker lui

Hallo iedereen, Vandaag is het een dag lekker niets doen. Nog even naar het strand in Progreso, onze laatste dag aan zee van de reis. Meer dan een boekje lezen en een cocktail drinken zit er vandaag niet in...er staat een frisse zeebries. We sluiten af met een korte wandeling en eten een "pannenkoek met choco" (of het Mexicaanse equivalent daarvan). We keren terug naar Merida en vertekken naar de luchthaven want om 18u20 hebben we een binnenvlucht naar Toluca. De vlucht verloopt perfect en iets over acht komen we aan in een killig Toluca....

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Dec 24, 2009 - Feliz navidad

Ola amigos, Vandaag een daguitstap vanuit Merida naar het kuststadje Progreso. Vooral op het strand gelegen en af en toe even in het zeewater om af te koelen. In tegenstelling tot het water aan de Riviera Maya (oostkust van Mexico, waar we vorige week in snorkelden) is het water in Progreso niet helder, eerder zoals aan de Belgische kust. Toen Kim tijdens een zorgeloos dobbermoment plots iets tegen haar benen voelde, panisch wegspartelde en dan opnieuw datzelfde iets tegen haar benen voelde, vluchtte ze als de vliegende bliksem uit het sop...

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Dec 20, 2009 - Progreso

Progreso We sadly left beautiful Campeche behind and set out for 2 weeks on the beach at Progresso. We really didn’t know anything about Progreso, it was just a place on the map that looked like it might be fun. We were somewhat concerned that with the coming Christmas and New Years festivities, places would be either booked solid, or closed. We needed a place to relax and recharge the batteries. We had found a place on line for $200.00 per week, and it sounded like just what the doctor ordered. ‘Our place’ was a little casita; sort of a...

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Feb 12, 2009 - Progreso

We spent 3 hours at the mall working on the internet last night, and watching the ice skating. Not sure if there is something wrong with ice skating in a mall in Mexico, with the temps outside nearing 100. Had Boston pizza for dinner while we watched the US soccer team beat Mexico. We were not cheering loudly! We had planned to go see how the cotton hammocks are made today, but lost the guide at the first turn. Went on to the town of Progreso, which is on the Gulf of Mexico. They have a huge pier, since the Gulf is so shallow, but it is...

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Jan 15, 2009 - Progreso

This cruise was a spur of the moment thing. I caught up with an old high school buddy who is living in the mountains of North Carolina. He informed me of the cruise he and his wife were going on that departed out of Mobile. Well, here we go, you know, all we need is an excuse to go. We actually got the last room available on the ship. It was an interior room but, we didn't mind. We booked a dive for Cozumel. Sauncee and I have never dived there and were really looking forward to it. We boarded the ship around 2:00pm and found my long lost...

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HUFF STUFF

Jul 5, 2008 - Dzibilchaltun and Progreso

Smallest of the ruins sites I visited. It has an excellent museum before going to the ruins. At one time there were 20,000 inhabitants in the area. In addition to the ruins, there is a natural pool which is very clear and open to the visiting public swimming in it. This site is also known for the ruin (picture 8) which makes a spectacular view of the spring and fall solace sun which shines directly in the middle of window, forming a sun burst. Progres has a very nice beach area with more police patrolling the area than I have ever seen. The...

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Dec 14, 2007 - Progreso, MX - Back to the Yucatan

We docked in Progreso about 9 o'clock. We had a really leisurely breakfast since we didn't plan to do any of the tours in Progreso. We had been here before in the spring when we did the RV tour of the Yucatan. We did get off the ship and took the bus to town. The ship actually docks out quite a distance and the shuttle buses transport the passengers over the long, 6-mile pier. It was very warm but we walked around the sleepy town and enjoyed looking at all the hawker stands set up in the little town market. A long walk along the beachfront...

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Dec 5, 2006 - Telchac Puerto

This is our next main stop for 2 weeks, we made it safely with only a couple bad direction choices but nothing major. I am writing this from our next place on the list 1 week after we left so i can tell you the good and the bad. The good thing is that the state of Yucatan is very interesting and has many sites to see. We only did a visit to 2 of the many ruins in the area as we were getting ruined out by then. We went for some of the underground caves and the underground cenotes as well as Merida and many afternoon visists to Progresso. We...

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Mexico For 3

Apr 29, 2006 - Progresso

It's Saturday! And what does one do on Saturday in Merida???? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... How about go hang on the beach and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico! Head north from Merida and you will run into the fishing village of Progresso, home of the longest wharf in Mexico (according to the lonely planet). Progresso is a quiet town that is just beginning to attract foreign tourists, it is now a stop for some cruise ships and you can even catch a ferry from here to Florida. But regardless it's beach front has kept its charm and character. It is an...

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