"Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas, Mexico" Nuevo Progreso by Stephen-KarenConn

Nuevo Progreso Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 17 photos

Southeast Rio Grand Valley's Favorite Border Town

Nuevo Progreso is a small but bustling village that seems to have been built especially for tourists. It is just 5 miles south of the Texas towns of Weslaco and Mercedes via FM 1015. It may be the perfect place for a first time visitor to experience a Mexican border town. This is not the typical Mexican village, but the streets are lined with small malls, curio shops, clothing stores, dentists offices, and pharmacies. Many Texans as well as retired "snowbirds" from the northern U.S. and Canada come here for prescription drugs and dental work because of the savings, although old timers tell us that the savings aren't what they used to be. Nuevo Progreso is no doubt the favorite Mexican shopping destination in the southern Rio Grande Valley.

  • Last visit to Nuevo Progreso: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 7, 2005
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  • May 6, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    2014 and still a great page!

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    Feb 4, 2007 at 5:35 AM

    I can almost hear the street entertainers. I love the music of Mexico . Good page!

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    Dec 20, 2006 at 5:55 AM

    Very good descriptions. Amazing picture "A Beautiful Little Mexican Girl" :-)

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    Feb 12, 2005 at 8:11 AM

    Hey Mister... Quieres Chicle? Can I dance for my dinner? Do you play Guantanamera? Love the page!

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    Jan 11, 2005 at 5:14 AM

    Hello again. Lovely Nuevo Progreso pages. I love Mexico. The locals are always smiling and happy. Adios. Lori.

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    Nov 16, 2004 at 11:19 AM

    Nice page. Mexico is really a fascinating country! And I love your motto... :)

  • caffeine_induced78's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2004 at 6:40 PM

    This looks much nicer than your typical border town. What a nice looking place and you have great tips about it. Makes me want to visit.

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    Jul 1, 2004 at 8:22 PM

    great tipe on Nuevo Progreso page. Thanks.

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    Jun 23, 2004 at 9:46 AM

    Nuevo Progreso is a great place to browse the market. Darling photo of the child..wise of you to ask the mother before snapping a photo. Enjoyed comment about the Rio Grande. Honest restaurant tips. I, too, would park on U.S. side & walk. Excellent job.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2004 at 7:48 PM

    An other great page. Sounds like a cool day trip, and good tip about parking & walking over! We like to take the side street too, you get to see the real town and people. :o)

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