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The Pier In Progreso, MX for cruise ships
« on: August 27, 2010, 05:46:34 PM »
One of the main things that visitors to this area want to know before anything else is why the pier is so long. The pier is over 4 miles long - but the guest should have no concerns. From the ship to the terminal building is approximately 300 yards and from there we have free shuttle buses that will run the guests downtown (which is also the beach area) at no cost. These buses run to and from the ship every 20 minutes or so.

There is actually a good reason for this. Progresso, just like the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula, sits on a limestone shelf that actually goes out to sea in a very gradual manner. The pier was built long in order to get past this shelf into the deeper water. Without being in deeper water, ships coming in to dock would get stuck because the water would not be deep enough. Even though the pier is very long, the water at the end of the pier is still only about 30 feet deep.

The average temperature for Progresso is about 87 degrees. This means there are a lot of great beach days. However, you should not plan on it being warm throughout the whole summer. As a matter of fact, it does get a bit chillier from November to April. A heavy coat won’t be needed, but it might be nice to at least bring along a sweater or two.

For years, Progresso was just a sleepy fishing village, but once outsiders saw the beauty of the area and the richness of the culture, they quickly began to build beach side houses and condos. Now there is a perfect mix of old and new. This is why Progresso, Yucatan is such a popular place to be.

Here is a site I used to find some good eating in Progresso . . .and we paid $2.00 to rent a beach chair on the sand. Places to eat in Progresso

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Re: The Pier In Progreso, MX for cruise ships
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 02:14:32 PM »
We like to get off the bus and head to the beach and sit for a few drinks then have a lunch from the restaurants across the street from the beach.  Always fun


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