2300 E. Business Highway 83
Weslaco, Texas 78596
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Mexico is an ancient, exotic land filled with scenic beauty and a charm all its own. The sights, sounds and smells of our neighbor to the South are like nowhere else. From the music of strolling mariachis to sizzling cabrito and frosty Margaritas to the vendors lining the streets with intriguing wares, there is something to tantalize every sense.
Quaint Progreso sits just minutes south of Weslaco and Mercedes. Small in scale compared to other border towns, this may be the perfect place for the first-time visitor to experience a Mexican border town. Its streets are lined with small malls, curio shops, clothes stores, boot stores, etc. The multistory Progreso Market has more than two dozen shops featuring arts and crafts from all over Mexico as well as a grocery section and a pharmacy. Just take FM 1015 south from the park to the bridge.
Enter any border market and the aroma of leather and wicker fills your nose. Vendors of all types line the streets with fine wooden carvings, leather goods, wicker baskets, tortilla holders, hammocks, cowboy hats and sombreros, ponchos, silver jewelry and more. Curio shops invite the eye with bright displays from Mexican artisans. Check out the richly colored hand-woven blankets in the curio shops. You'll be amazed at the prices.
Liquor shops and pharmacies are popular stops with tourists. Check with U.S. Customs officials before crossing into Mexico to determine what can and cannot be brought back. Most fruits and vegetables are prohibited.