Port Progreso

Warm waters and steady winds make Progreso one of the best places in México for water sports. Sailing (Sun fish, Hobie Cat, yachts, etc.), windsurf, kite boarding, kayacking, paddle boarding, power boating and fishing are the sports you’ll find in and around Progreso.

The Weather

Located in the tropics, the medium temperature year round is 84º F (29º C). You can sell the snow shovels, snow blower and winter clothes before moving here. Stock up on bathing suits, shorts, hats and sun-block for your new life at Playa Chacá. The sun shines 365 days a year and the rare cold day is 65º F (18° C).


Progreso has the perfect waters for canoeing and kayaking in the open sea. If you are a more competitive paddler or would like to take lessons, there is a world-class canoeing course waiting for you!


Bottom fishing, trolling and fly-fishing are options for all you fishermen. So, pull out that fishing rod and break your record!

Yachting - power or sail

Being located on the Gulf of Mexico makes it a given that boating is a big sport here. You can rent or buy a boat - either power or sail – and boat to your hearts content. Progreso has many marinas with slips, storage, maintenance and refueling available.

International Boardwalk & Progreso Pier

You can take a walk by the sea, eat, relax and have fun! This is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.

Natural Beauty

In and around Progreso you will find a large variety of beautiful and exotic animals and plants. Tropical trees and colorful flowers abound. Dolphins, turtles, seagulls and majestic pink flamingos are spotted regularly!

Tours and guides are available for visiting the mangroves, fresh water springs and cenotes of the area. One of the most famous is El Corchito, a natural spring nestled in nature – just a 5 minute drive from Playa Chacá.

Scuba Diving

The seas of Progreso boast abundant sea life that you will have to see to believe! You can practice snorkeling or dive with air tanks. If you so choose, you can take lessons or take guided tours with professional dive masters to go to the best places for diving.


Bird Watching

Birdwatchers will be in their glory here in Yucatan with 445 bird species being reported in the state, 14 species endemic to our area and approximately 100 species sub endemic . There are several active birding groups that love the sport and welcome others.


Yucatán Activities

Filled with natural wonders, ancient traditions and places to visit, your biggest adventure is waiting for you!

Mérida: The White City

Founded in 1542, Mérida is the capital city of the state of Yucatán. With colonial architecture and hoards of tradition and culture, Merida is known as the “White City.” Famous for its clean and safe streets, this is where you will find theaters, museums, art galleries, parks and other places of interest. Concerts, plays, and art exhibits are daily happenings – and most are free.

Visit the brand new and modern Mayan World Museum, where you will learn all about the Mayan history and culture.

Downtown Mérida and its Historical Center, have many parks and the Main Plaza surrounded by the Cathedral (the first one built in México), the Government Palace, the Municipal Palace and the home of the founder of Merida, Francisco de Montejo.

Archaeological Zones

Capital of the Mayan world, Yucatán has more than 2000 archaeological sites. Day trips will take you to most, although you may choose to stay overnight. You may have heard of a lot of these places, such as Chichen Itzá, recently declared one of the Seven New World Wonders and Dzibilchaltún, Uxmal, X-Cambo, Labnah, Sayil and Kabah. All these sites are easy excursions from your home in Playa Chacá.

Izamal: The Yellow City

Painted in yellow, this fabulous colonial city is known as the “City of Three Cultures” because it has ancient Mayan pyramids right in town, 400 year old hundred colonial buildings and present day culture - the best of three eras!
Izamal has the famous Franciscan monastery of San Antonio de Padua. Built with the stones from the Mayan pyramids, it is second in size to Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican!

In Izamal you will also find our delicious Yucatecan cuisine such tasty cochinita pibil, papadzules, panuchos, salbutes, relleno negro and drink the classic glass of fresh horchata – an almond and rice drink.

Izamal is one of 53 Magical Towns (Pueblos Magicos) in Mexico.

Cenotes & Caves

Yucatan is home to many cenotes / sinkholes and caves. Most cenotes are open-air although there are many that are underground. Cenotes are great for swimming or even scuba diving. You can hire guides and join groups to go scuba diving or spelunking, You can go on your own and have a great adventure!

Near the city of Valladolid you can find the X’kekén, a famous cavern cenote. Its deep crystal clear emerald waters and numerous stalactites and stalagmites give this cenote a mysterious and spectacular feeling that you won’t forget anytime soon. The town of Cuzamá is also famous for its three grand cenotes, all of which you can visit by hiring a guide and going through the jungle on a horse-drawn cart.

Colonial Haciendas

Haciendas and colonial buildings are an important part of the history of Yucatán. Haciendas can be found throughout the state with many having been restored and opened as hotels and restaurants open to the public.

Hacienda Sotuta de Peón is a working hacienda where you can see the sisal fiber process, visit the henequen plantations, swim in a cenote, have a delicious Yucatecan meal and visit the museum. Hacienda Tepich restaurant specialty dishes made from rabbit meat produced right there!

Exotic Flora and Fauna

Nature is all around Yucatán. Everywhere you go you will see beautiful beaches, vast jungles, lagoons, caverns, forests and nature at its best!

Activities are on the map

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