Progreso, Mexico

The port city of Progreso is famous for its 7km wharf, the longest in Mexico and reputedly the world. You'll find locals, who come to enjoy the beach with its fine white sand and emerald green sea. Take a seat at one of the many thatched-roof restaurants or palapas, and enjoy some distinctive Yucatan cuisine such as seafood soup, fish cooked in banana leaves or, for the more adventurous; ceviche de chivitas (river snail). From Progreso visit the fascinating Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and Uxmal, which offer an enthralling glimpse into the ancient, pre-Hispanic past of the Yucatan peninsula.