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Old February 11th, 2004, 12:09 PM
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Default Progresso - not taking a tour - help

We are headed to Progresso on our Cruise ship and know nothing about this area. Money is tight so we are not planning on doing a tour so wondered if there is anything right off the ship, least expensive way to get to a beach, etc. Please help.
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Old February 12th, 2004, 11:27 PM
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Default Re: Progresso - not taking a tour - help

Progresso is a docking port, however, the pier is so long that they run shuttles. There are a few small but nice shops (nice marachi band playing) as you get off before catching the shuttle. Progresso itself is not much, a real small Mexican town, not a resort atmosphere. Interesting to poke around a little bit, the markets etc., (i.e. piles of shrimp and not an ice cube in sight) but the smells got to me rather quickly. There is a nice little "craft market" at the shuttle stop area. All in all can probably see it in an hour or so. A good day to enjoy the ship if not doing an excursion (we didn't either). Cheers and enjoy your cruise.
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Old February 14th, 2004, 09:29 AM
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Thanks so much for the information, very helpful. It's our first stop so we'll be anxious to do something in a "port" but are saving all the $$ for a dolphin excursion in Cozumel - we booked already off the ship. Just wanted the least expensive thing to do and we'll plan on walking around a bit but hitting the cruise ship for lunch and the pool.
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What ship are you going on?
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Old March 11th, 2004, 09:23 PM
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Old March 21st, 2004, 12:05 AM
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Default Re: Progresso - not taking a tour - help

HI - we really liked Progresso - easy walking around. We took a short bus tour for $2.00 each and it was quite informative (Just outside the market place) - beach was easy walk from the shuttle drop off - not sure if they charge for use or not. We enjoyed the shopping - and the bartering - have fun TTFN Jennifer
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