The port of Progreso received more than 4,000 visitors on Sunday, November 26th, who enjoyed a hot day with a temperature between 29 and 30°C and a thermal sensation of 24°C.
Tourists took advantage of the weather conditions to enjoy the sea, choosing to enjoy food and drinks to repel the heat. The operation of palapas and restaurants in the area exceeded the expectations of merchants.
Progreso, a port city in the state of Yucatán, Mexico, is attracting more and more tourists every year, especially from the cruise segment. According to the technical secretary of the Tourism Development Secretariat, Raúl Paz Noriega, Progreso is now the sixth most important tourist vessel reception port in the country. In 2019, it received 146 cruise ships and more than 460 thousand passengers. In 2022, more than 100 cruises were scheduled.
What makes Progreso so appealing to cruise passengers? The city offers a variety of attractions, such as its long pier, its Malecón (boardwalk), its beaches, its lighthouse, and its historical center. It also serves as a gateway to other destinations in Yucatán, such as the archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, and Dzibilchaltún, the cenotes (sinkholes), the magical towns, and the capital city of Mérida.
Progreso is also investing in its tourism promotion, as evidenced by a recent diagnosis conducted by the National Technological Institute of Higher Education of Progreso. The diagnosis aimed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the tourism system of the port and to propose improvement strategies. The diagnosis involved both tourists and service providers, who evaluated the quality and satisfaction of the tourism services.
Progreso is a rising star in cruise tourism, and it is ready to welcome more visitors with its charm and diversity.