Yucatan Beaches

Yucatan Beaches

Progreso

fotor_progreLocated only 36 km north from Mérida. It is the most important commercial port of the entire southeastern region of Mexico, and it is also the arrival point of many cruises from around the world.
Progreso has wonderful beaches of gentle waves, so it is the perfect place to practice aquatic sports like windsurf, kitesurf, sailing or jetskiing.
Progreso Its main attraction is the old building occupied by the maritime customs built in the 19th Century. Some other places to visit are: the City Hall, the Lighthouse built in 1891 with a height of 40 meters, the chapel of San Antonio Yaxactún, and the six kilometer pier, the longest in the world, due to the shallow water on the Yucatan coast. At the end of the pier there is a nice area for fishing.
In Progreso you can take a stroll along the seafront and enjoy the breeze and savor the delicious regional and fresh seafood served in many restaurants lined in front of the port.

Celestún

flamingosCelestun is in Yucatan, Mexico. It is a fishing village considered an ecotourism paradise, famous for its ria, beautiful flamingo colonies, freshwater springs and beaches. The reserve is a wintering zone for migratory birds, more than 400 species have been identified here, and is the main feeding area for flamingos, which nests along the north coast of the Peninsula. The best time to visit is in the winter when migrants abound and the number of flamingos is at its peak.
Celestún has fresh-water lagoons, “ojos de agua”, hidden among the natural tunnels of the estuary, where the visitors can swim. It is important to visit the “Tampetén” or petrified forest, a unique landscape.
In the heart of the town there is a beautiful beach with a series of informal restaurants with an exquisite variety of fresh fish and shellfish.

Emeral Coast

Progreso, with a wide coast ideal for water sports; the seafront feature many restaurants.
Uaymitún, a nice place to enjoy watersports and relax. There is a three-level viewpoint to admire the beautiful flamingos and local wildlife, including a wide variety of birds that inhabit the estuary.
Dzilam de Bravo, this coastal town offers long stretches of clean, sandy beaches perfect for water sports. You can only visit the church of San Antonio de Padua (16th century), “Inmaculada Conception y San Pedro” Church (17th century), and the Municipal Palace (19th century).
Tourist Routes Telchac Puerto, a laid back place ideal for swimming. The little town has a lovely plaza with a lighthouse. Nearby is the Rosada Lagoon the habitat for migratory birds.
El Cuyo, located in a protected area with fascinating flora and fauna, a gem for nature and peace lovers. Here you can enjoy boat and motorcycle rides. There are restaurants and cabins.
Sisal, this town was one of the most important ports during the colonial era. It was the port from which all the henequen fiber, known as Sisal, was exported to the rest of the world during the 19th century. This fishing village has an isolated and calm beach with coastal dunes, bushes and palm trees. You can visit the Santiago Fortress, the lighthouse, and the Customs Building. The promenade is the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Aquatic Sports.

YTwo hundred and seventeen miles of coastline white, sandy beaches, exotic vegetation and picturesque coastal communities and their hospitality are the characteristics of the Yucatan coast. There are also rivers with tranquil waters, and lush mangrove coastline with 12 miles of channels, all of them ideal for kayaking. Puerto Progreso and Telchac Puerto, with tranquil waters and a 40 knots breeze, are perfect for windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailboard.

El Cuyo and Río Lagartos, are natural paradises, the habitat for jaguars, turtles, flamingos, motmots and cranes.
Fishing. Some of the best places are: the Special Biosphere Reserve of Ría Celestún, or the Port of Progreso, where you can catch: dogfish, gropers, croakers, flatfish, snapper and barracuda.

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