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Progreso Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 95 photos

Cruise ship destination wannabe

Progreso offers a great geographic location for a cruise ship stop from Galveston. The government has built a 5 mile long pier to accomodate the ships and this has been a financial godsend for the town.

As you pass through town you can tell it has been a struggling community for may years. I'm not aure if it is the Federal, State, or local government that is footing the bill for the expansion but it is underway at full speed.

We did not spend any time in town as we went on an excursion from our cruise ship to some Mayan ruins.


The cruise ship Carnival Elation at the pier. The ship was really big and there is still enough room for three more ships. The Mexicans are thinking big about this location.

The Band

A mariachi band was there to welcome us. The photo is foggy because my lens fogged up as soon as I removed the cover to take the shot. Like all cruise excursions, we were being hustled along so i did not have the luxury of waiting to let it defog itself.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small and has not been ruined yet
  • Cons:Hot and humid with not many tourist options
  • In a nutshell:A good stopping point that will develop with some time and money
  • Last visit to Progreso: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2005 at 9:43 AM

    Ha ha, but buying the Corona from the ugly dude and looking at the bikini gal is OK? You cruise-types get special treatment. Those Dzibilchaltun shops are only there for cruises. Nice page. I hope Progreso does not get ruined.


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