MAYAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES
The Yucatan is rich in Mayan history and reveals a multitude of archaeological sites. Many major ruins are located within a radius of 3 hours from Progreso, the closest just 20 minutes away.
Dzibilchaltun - with its new, excellent Mayan museum, ecological path to the ruins, andbeautiful cenote for swimming, it's just 10 minutes drive from Progreso.
X-tambo - an exciting new site recently under excavation by archaeologists, this is definitely a National Geographic type of experience!
Located just past Uaymitun, just off the beach coast road east of Chicxulub.
Uxmal - along the Pucc Route one finds many ruins and the main attraction is Uxmal for its colossal Magician's pyramid and elaborate sound and light show, which reflects the Mayan history.
Izamal - the yellow city, a jewel with ruins right in its center. Visit the town by horse and buggy
to discover Mayan pyramids and a grand monastery. Enjoy lunch and local cultural events of
dancing and singing.
Chichen Itza - the world-renowned ruins date back 1553 years, and depict the sophisticated
Mayan culture of the times. Located just 2 hours from Progreso, these ruins are well worth the
tour and don't forget to stop at the refreshing underground cenote of Ykil on your way back nearby.
Thousands of pink Flamingos may be seen from the flamingo lookout tower located in Uaymitun.
Entrance and binoculars are free. Many other species of birds abound along the estuary. Celestun
is a natural reserve 2 hours from Progreso. Flamingo boat tours are available and the small fishing
town is quite picturesque with fine seafood restaurants.