3 Things to Do in Progreso, Mexico

Progreso, Mexico
Progreso, Mexico. Photo by Laurentiu Morariu on Unsplash

Famous for being a common cruise ship stop, having the longest pier in the world (it’s four miles long), and serving as something of a gateway to Mayan ruins, Progreso, Mexico, is a small port town on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. With plenty of culture, nature, and history, there is so much to see and do while you’re there. Here are some recommendations.

Visit Mayan Ruins

Progreso is located in a perfect location that you can take a day trip to many different famous Mayan ruins including Chichen Itza and Uxmal. Both are absolutely worth seeing, as they are a fantastic way to encounter history firsthand and interesting for travelers of all ages.

See the Flamingos at Parque Natural Ría Lagartos

One of the coolest sights you can see in Progreso are the flocks of flamingos that hang out at the Parque Natural Ría Lagartos. Seeing these beautiful creatures in their natural habitats is an experience you’ll never forget.

See the Pink Lakes

Haven’t had enough pink with the flamingos? Then head over to Las Coloradas, where there are lakes full of pink waters. You’re not allowed to swim with them, but they’re still very cool to see and photograph.