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Progreso and the Gulf of Mexico

Some­times, you have to take a chance and you may get lucky. We weren’t in Puerto Aven­turas, but Pro­greso was a nice surprise.

The port city, located on the Gulf of Mex­ico, is a short 30-minute drive from Mérida (okay, actu­ally a bit more since dri­ving out of the city is complicated).

We weren’t expect­ing much from it. I had heard it had an “indus­trial” feel and that the beach was dom­i­nated by the 8.5 kilo­me­tre long pier, the Ter­mi­nal Remota.

But Pro­greso turned out to be a pleas­ant and relaxed town. We parked and started at the mar­ket. The fresh fish and meat stalls didn’t gross us out… it made us hun­gry. We found a small lunchería and had fish and tor­tilla, a nice break from pollo.

The beach isn’t that great for swim­ming: the water is murky and the sand is a bit coarse, espe­cially com­pared to Tulum—but I’m being picky here. Past the pier, it was a no man’s land, but the town itself was just fine.

In the evening, we drove back to Mérida and enjoyed the city cen­tre one last time. Time to leave!

You can see the full set of Estación Méx­ico on Flickr.

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And the Ice Cream Was Finished...

And the Ice Cream Was Finished…

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3 comments

  1. Ugh…so tanned and skinny!!! Mark looks like me when I real­ize I have eaten all of the choco­late in the fridge!!

  2. You fit right into your set­tings! So chill and colorful.

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