Progresso Yucatan is just one of the many places in Yucatan
that visitors can come to for a short visit and then find they
never want to leave.
One of the main things that visitors to this area want to know
before anything else is why the pier is so long. 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
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 beachside 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.