"We had an awesome time in Progreso..thanks to our guide from Lawson. I always felt very safe in Progreso. My wife & our 9 year old daughter took the shuttle from the pier/ship to town were we walked to the beach, stopping often to take in the sites & look at the goods of the friendly local vendors...no one was pushy... all were very humble/nice. After a short walk we met our guide who was very pleasant. We traveled all over the jungle/area/Yucatan. We visited beautiful ancient churches built of millennium old Mayan stones...ate local cuisine YUM YUM, drank very good local beer (supplied by our awesome guide Ralf) swam in indescribable underground pools (Just us), and visited very old plantations (Rope making made Europeans millionaires). Definitely recommend private guide....not crowds & hundreds of whiny American tourists (ha ha). By the end of the day we made a few good buys at the local market & the pier market and headed back to the boat for pampering & to look at all the great pictures."