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Top-10 landmarks of Progreso, Mexico by CruiseBe

5 minutes read • December 26th, 2017
Progreso is a small port of call situated on the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. It is a cozy city with beautiful beaches famous both among the locals and tourists. Cruise travelers treat this port as a gateway into the history of the Maya civilization. The number of

things to do in Progreso, Mexico

is so huge that you’ll definitely return there again – to explore each of them! Let’s check the list of the Top-10 landmarks of Progreso, Mexico by CruiseBe.

1. El Castillo
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No doubt it is one of the most significant constructions left by the Maya people. The Temple of Kukulcan or El Castillo is a perfect example of their architectural excellence. You’ll be impressed by this pyramid and its story!

2. Chichen Itza
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You can find this famous pyramid “At the mouth of the well of the Itza” (it's the meaning of the city’s name). This place is deservedly considered one of the world’s most important archeological sites. We recommend you to explore Chichen Itza with a guide, as they know how to make this tour really exciting!

3. El Caracol
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This ancient observatory is another amazing Chichen Itza’s construction. Being a brilliant proof of wisdom and power of the Maya people, El Caracol is a must see while visiting Progreso.

4. Ik Kil
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The Ik Kil cenote by Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0

When going to Chichen Itza, don’t forget to take your swimming suits with you! Because there’s no better ending of this tour than diving into the refreshing cenote called Ik Kil. It’s even hard to believe that this place is real.

5. Sacred Cenote
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Cenote at Chichen Itza by Matthew Bietz/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

When standing at this magical place, you literally see and feel how the Mayan history was being made there. Sacred Cenote is located not far from the Chichen Itza site and is worth a walk. Moreover, a path leading to it is incredible!

6. Uxmal
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Uxmal, Governor's Palace by Socrammm/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0

It is another ideal place to combine discovering, learning more from the history of ancient civilizations, and reuniting with the primeval being. Uxmal with its powerful ruins won’t leave anyone indifferent.

7. Pyramid of the Magician
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If you are in Uxmal, you just can’t miss this structure. The Pyramid of the Magician is a recognized hallmark of one of the world’s most important Maya cities.

8. Xculoc
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Puuc style Mayan building at Xculoc, in 1841 drawing by Frederick Catherwood

After exploring Uxmal, you can visit another important archeological site – the village of Xculoc. You’ll find magnificent ruins, beautiful views, and some special atmosphere there.

9. Ake
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This Maya site is not as large and featured as the previous ones. Nevertheless, it has its own advantages. Ake is very cozy, secluded, and silent. There you can stay one on one with the eternal.

10. Labna
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The Gateway Arch by HJPD/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0

Famous for its arch, this Maya ceremonial center also has several impressive buildings. Labna is very peaceful, intimate, and insightful. Besides, you have a chance to be the only person exploring it.

​Progreso provides you with everything you need to go on a journey through time and find yourself in the very heart of the great Maya civilization. Have a meaningful trip!

You can also check the list of the Things to Do in Cozumel, Mexico by CruiseBe!

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