Xcambo, Corchito and Progreso: Located 2km from the coast. X’cambo (“celestial crocodile” or “place of trade” in the Mayan language) was once of great importance for the development of commerce and salt trading in pre-Hispanic times. The experts consider it one of the areas of major extension in the peninsular cost. Its architectural features are characterized by pyramids of magnificent sizes, round corners and facades decorated with huge masks. It is a place for pilgrimage.
There is a catholic chapel where the virgin of Guadalupe is worshipped; the chapel was built upon one of the principal Mayan platforms. In the surroundings you can admire the mangroves forest and palm trees that give it a tropical costal aspect of great. The corchito is one of the most important ecological reserves on the northern cost of the state of Yucatan situated in Progreso sea port. To get there it is necessary to take a boat to cross the estuary and aer a few minutes you will observe a wide variety of plants, birds, animals and fish that live in this ecosystem. Nature lovers are able to refresh themselves in the sinkholes and fresh water springs in the middle of the mangroves forest, enjoy the company of its inhabitants; birds, raccoons and coatis.
Progreso is the main sea port located 36km forms thecity of Merida and a special destination for local and foreigner tourism. Here you can walk along the coastal avenue enjoying the breeze and the delicious regional food of the numerous restaurants. The Port of Progreso height has an excellent strategic location that provides connectivity between commercial markets in Europe, North, Central and South America, Numerous cruise ships from all around the world stop here to discover the Mayan world. For its infrastructure Progreso is an optimal place to practice various water sports such as windsurfing and kayaking.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from the hotel.
Duration: Approximately 7 hours.
Start/opening time: 9am.
-End/closing time: 4pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: Recommended to bring : Water, clothes and comfortable shoes (snickers), sunscreen, camera, hat, sunglasses and bug repellent. Includes crossing by boat. Operates from Wednesday to Monday.