Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico by John Brooks

Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico by John Brooks

Mexico was a suggestion, but we were had heard of possible security issues for visitors especially in Mexico City area. After some research I discovered an area called Yucatan which is a large peninsula projecting into the Gulf of Mexico nearly opposite Cuba where we had been a few years before. The towns of Yucatan are simple architecture of the vernacular mainly Spanish style low flat roofed buildings some highly decorated with bright colours. Nearby is the coastal town of Progreso and arrived late afternoon just in time to witness the stages of sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. All in all it was a very successful and interesting trip which we would recommend for every aspect of a visit: great climate, great food, great scenery, great natural beauty, great history and lovely people who are largely of Mayan descent.

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