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Old February 20th, 2007, 12:46 PM
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Default Excursions at Progreso, Yucatan?

We are looking at doing the Progreso Resort Beach Break. Has anyone done this one or could recommend another one?
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Okieblue,

There are better places to do a beach break than Progreso. If you like seeing Mayan ruins, Chichen Itza is very impressive. The ship has an excursion that goes there. It is a two to two and a half hour bus ride each way, but it is really amazing to see.

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We went to the Dzibichaltun ruins. We went with an individual operator that offered to take 8 of us in a small bus with A/C for $60. It was only about 20 minutes away and for us first timers was pretty impressive. What clinched it for us was that the guy was willing to let us pay when he got us back to port (insurance that we catch our ship!) The ruins themselves cost $7 each for those 13 yo and over. Then there were guides that offered their services for $15. Since we had small children along, we opted not to use the guide, however when DH and I go back, I would like to do it again with the guide. So, for our family of 8 we had a nice shore excursion for $95 total and 40 minutes travel time!
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Okieblue, My family and I did the Progresso Resort Beach Break. Since we had our grandbaby with us, all she had talked about was going to the beach, so I made sure she got to go to the beach!

The facilities were beautiful! The "snacks" left a lot to be desired, IMO. We had a great time. If you would like to see pictures of the resort, check out the gallery photos. I hope this helps.


http://www.cruisemates.com/gallery/view.php?id=3159
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If one desires to see Chichen Itza...this is the port.
Personally, I visited Uxmal Mayan ruins and the city of Merida.
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We, too, have visited Merida several times. We went to the town square. There is a beautiful old church, the governor's palace, a museum, and many other amazing old buildings. There are pigeons on the square and benches to sit and enjoy the scenery. We rented a car with another couple which made our own excursion very reasonable.

We have also been to the Dzbilchatun (spelling ???) ruins. They are nice if you have never seen any ruins, but Chichen Itza is much larger and amazing to see. My husband had to talk me into making the long drive there, but I was so glad that we went!!!! It covers a large area and each structure is different from the others.

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