Once part of a busy trade waterway, today Progresso Lagoon is simply a place to relax with friends and family.
Progresso Lagoon is favored for picnicking, but more and more tourists are visiting to see the site of a postclassical monumental center that is believed to be of Mayan origins. The structure is located within the lagoon itself.
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Take the bridge across Orange Walk Town to San Estavan Village to get to Progresso Lagoon. Take the paved George Price Street as it curves right, then continue on until you have arrived at the lagoon.
Progresso Lagoon can be found 1.6 miles northeast of Progresso, a village in Corozal District; it's 10.4 miles to the south of Corozal.
You'll encounter a good set of restaurants to select from in the area around this lagoon. The nearest eatery to Progresso Lagoon is Vista del Sol Restaurant, which has a menu full of eclectic food. It is just about nine and a half miles from Progresso Lagoon, so grab a table and try something off the menu. Also close-by, you and your companions will find restaurants such as Y-Not Grill & Bar and where you and your group might try a bite of Mexican cuisine and experience the Belize culture.
Travelers who enjoy lagoons, and would like to see others, should check out Ranchito Lagoon and Honey Camp Lagoon; the first of which is 7.9 miles to the north of Progresso Lagoon. There are some additional attractions nearby, including Corozal House of Culture, which is ten miles away Corozal. Also think about making the trip to Santa Rita, which is another attraction in the area.
A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.
|Corozal House of Culture||Museum||9.9 mi. (1.1 km)||N||Corozal|
|Santa Rita||Historic Site||12.4 mi. (4.3 km)||N||2.7 mi. Northeast of Corozal|
|Fireburn Reserve||--||12.5 mi. (28.5 km)||E||17.7 mi. Southeast of Corozal|
|Nohmul||Historic Site||13.1 mi. (15.3 km)||W||9.5 mi. North of Orange Walk|
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