Monday, November 23, 2015
Unlike Cozumel, Progresso is a fairly new stop for cruise ships, and there is not a lot to see there now. We were assured that they are working on improving things there, and that is much like Cozumel was twenty years ago. Most of these photos were taken out of a bus window, if you are wondering about the reflections in the photos.
Unlike some ports, there is no beach when you get off the ship in Progresso. Other than a few vendors, there would be no reason to get off unless you were going on an excursion.
Over a hundred of us took a long bus ride to Chichen Itza, a Mayan city that was named one of the new seven wonders of the world in 2007. I have wanted to go there since we studied the Mayans in a cultural geography course while I was in college.
The bus was as comfortable as a bus can be and the scenery was nice, but it got old before we got there--2 hours and twenty minutes on the bus, each way. But if you want to see Chichen Itza, that's the only way to do it.