In its role as the hub of Yucatán’s coastal communities, Progreso is something of a paradox.
It takes only 40 minutes to get from Mérida to the fishing village of Sisal.
The Parque San Felipe offers one of the most unspoiled and spectacular bird watching areas in the Yucatán - and much more. Formerly difficult to access, a local cooperative (Dzayachuleb) in the busy fishing village of Dzilam de Bravo has been recently established and now offers a wide range of boat tours into the preserve.
A small lagoon is one of the closest stops and allows incredible viewing of hundreds of flamingos. Herons, egrets and a myriad of other waterfowl also breed here.
Along the edges you may even see crocodiles! Early morning is best for viewing the flamingos, which may disperse to other feeding grounds later in the day.
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Located 100 km. due north of Progreso at Lat./Long. 22.5 / -89.7 it is always a spectacular surprise to see the group of five atolls known as Alacranes Reef National Park rise up out of the Gulf of Mexico waters. You can snorkel around sunken boats and fish the reef, as well as visit the lighthouse and wander around the five atolls. With a touch of sadness you will note the lighthouse office building which is more than 100 years old is falling down due to the lack of support from those responsible for its upkeep. You’ll want to depart the coast at dawn and head for the anchor area at the reef; the trip takes about 3 – 4 hours by motorboat and about 10 – 12 hours under sail.