Progreso Shopping

  • Our friends purchasing embroidered blouses
    Our friends purchasing embroidered...
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  • Temporary Mercado in Progreso
    Temporary Mercado in Progreso
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  • Ah, touirstas!
    Ah, touirstas!
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    Mercado

    by Redlats Updated Apr 26, 2006

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    Temporary Mercado in Progreso
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    As with Merida, Progreso has its Mercado (Market). Everything seems to be sold at the market -- from meat, fish and vegetables to dry goods, clothing, crafts, etc. All are small private stalls, and if you live in Progreso, you come here to do your shopping! Strange thing for us to get used to.

    If you check the first photo, you will see that all the meat and fish stands are just on tables outside. That is temporary in 2006 as the Mercado building has been condemned and is in the process of being replaced.

    Besides the open-air Mercado, there are also many downtown shops. There is a relatively new two-story mall about five blocks from the Mercado. The mall is not doing too well, and the whole top floor is currently closed due to lack of business. Unfortunately, one of the restaurants which closed was the Burger King which was the only place in town to order hamburgers if you are looking for something non-Mexican.

    Considering the state of public bathrooms in Progreso, the new mall (not the Mercado) should be remembered as it has the nicest washrooms in town! (Updated March 2006)

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    Street merchants

    by Redlats Updated Sep 8, 2005

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    Our friends purchasing embroidered blouses

    In addition to the market, locals also sell their handiwork. In this case, a mother and her son are displaying some of their products. Note the son also has a job -- to sell his bag of little animal figures (turtles, dogs, etc.) with bobbing heads. It is amazing how often the mother has a child along to help. I guess he acts as a ice-breaker (little kids are cute, right?).

    Unfortunately we did not speak Spanish, and she did not speak English, so negotiations were done by writing on a pad, but we did not barter a whole lot as she was offering hand-made blouses for 120 to 160 pesos (~$12 to $16US).

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    Local Vendors: Museum Shopping

    by american_tourister Written Jul 11, 2005
    Ah, touristas!

    There were several shops set up at the Dzibilchaltun ruins museum. They were clean, freindly, and low pressure.

    What to buy: We bought magnets with the months we were born on from a Mayan calendar. I also bought a real Panama hat for $18.00.

    What to pay: A lot less than the USA. An authentic Panama hat in the USA is $45.00 or more.

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    • Cruise
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    Local Vendors: Museum Shopping

    by american_tourister Written Jul 11, 2005

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    Ah, touirstas!

    There were several shops set up at the Dzibilchaltun ruins museum. They were clean, freindly, and low pressure.

    What to buy: We bought magnets with the months we were born on from a Mayan calendar. I also bought a real Panama hat for $18.00.

    What to pay: A lot less than the USA. An authentic Panama hat in the USA is $45.00 or more.

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    In the mall Plaza Del Mar: Clothing store

    by senoritamc Written Aug 12, 2003

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    It is right when you walk in the mall to your left. Here you will find high quality t shirts, shirts, hats, dresses with Progreso Logos on them. You can even use your credit card.

    What to buy: Clothes, souvenirs, Mexican hammocks buy from beach vendors ( stand firm and talk him down and the big ones with the best weaves)

    What to pay: For a good hammock they will try to ask $60 to $100. dollars. We talked a guy down to $40.00.

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    • Budget Travel

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