Loved it...the port area is built for the tourists. Once out of immediate port area, you're in real Mexico. Block buildings with bad paint jobs and iron bars for windows. I didn't venture beyond the flea market area as I was solo vacationing and didn't feel it wise to wander alone in the downtown area. I truly had no reason to feel unsafe but I just didn't feel there was anything that important to go it alone this time. The beach look very crowded and the surf was quite rough, which would have been my only draw to the area. Shopping is very inexpensive in Progresso.