Category Archives: Progreso (Mexico)

Progreso Shore Excursions

5 Best Progreso Shore Excursions for Families with Kids

For many aboard Western Caribbean cruises, Progreso is a unique stop as it lacks much of the hustle and bustle of other cruise ship ports and really takes guests to a new destination where culture runs deep and history surrounds them. Progreso offers much in the way of eco and biodiversity and archeological wonder, but much less in terms of modern conveniences and big city allure.

Progreso Cruise Excursions

5 Best Progreso Cruise Excursions for Adventure Seekers

Progreso is a small port city located on the tip of the Yucatan peninsula along the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The area is only beginning to cater to tourists aboard Western Caribbean cruises, thanks to the construction of what has been dubbed the longest ship pier in the world, designed to circumvent the limestone formations that litter the coast of this part of Mexico. Here at the pier, cargo ships and cruise ships drop people off and pack goods on, and cruise ship tourists hop aboard shuttles to whisk them away to the tiny town of Progreso.

Progreso Cruise Port

Top 10 Things to Do in Progreso Cruise Port

The Progreso cruise port serves as both a major export point for the Yucatan Peninsula as well as the pier point for many guests whose Western Caribbean cruises make a stop here. The port itself is nontraditional, as shuttle buses are necessary for every guest leaving the ship to traverse them across the nearly four mile long pier. Limestone formations under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico make such a pier necessary, and the shallow, calm and clear waters that cover them may have made a logistical nightmare for port building, but provide a beautiful and welcoming destination for travelers.