For all those who love nature, this is a great eco shore excursion from Progreso cruise port for you! Come along and explore one of the most important Ecological Reserves in the Yucatan peninsula! Experience the Malecon in Progreso, the main drive with lots to offer. Then finish up this great day at a private beach club!
You can start this combo Progreso Excursion by meeting with your shore excursion guide at your Progreso cruise ship pier. Your excursion guide will check you in and then you will get on board for the 25-minute ride to the Cenote Natural Reserve.
Along the way, you will see the countryside and your guide will give you information along the way. Once you arrive at the reserve, you will be taken to a dock where you will enjoy a motorized boat ride through the lagoon for about 2-3 minutes. You'll be shown a path through the mangroves that will lead to the 3 cenotes, spring-fed bodies of fresh water, that you can enjoy. Cenote Venado, Cenote Helechos (perfect for small children), and Cenote Pajaros.
Your time will include swimming in any or all of 3 pristine cenotes which are surrounded by tropical foliage (if you choose). The Mayans believed these cenotes had healing powers and that you could decide for yourself if they were right. Please note that these are pools provided by Mother Nature and are located in the jungle.
There are also changing rooms, restrooms, and a small souvenir shop available at the reserve. You will see the watchtower that oversees the surroundings and, if you would like, you can climb up to find a great location for photos. No rush, you'll have about an hour to relax.
Next, you will head off to the Malecon (main street) where you can take photos at the Progreso sign with its multicolored letters and see the culture and beauty of this small town up close. You will enjoy about 10-15 minutes there.
Then it will be time to head to a beachfront club with a 5-minute scenic drive through Progreso to get there. Once at Silcer Beach Club you'll notice that all the amenities are available. Enjoy the lounge chairs, swimming pool, umbrellas, restrooms, and showers.
Mexican food, drinks, and other offerings are not included in the price, but the prices are very reasonable. Sit back, and have a cold Corona, and some fresh guacamole!
After you've enjoyed about 1.5 hours at the beach you will head to your last stop. About 10-15 minutes away is a lovely handcraft open-air market where you can shop for that perfect, one-of-a-kind, souvenir if you choose at the Crafts Market, time allowing. Once you've finished browsing you will hop back on the free shuttles available to return to your Progreso cruise ship pier.
For all those who love nature, this is a great Progreso Excursion for you! Come along and explore one of the most important Ecological Reserves in the Yucatan peninsula including the famous cenotes and enjoy beach time!