A chance to explore six private coastal homes comes Saturday, March 4, with the Progreso Home Tour.
The annual fundraiser has expanded in scope. One home brings ticketholders west of the International Malecon for the first time since the yearly tours began. Another spot on the map will be a nearly finished new-construction project, instructive for anyone learning about building and remodeling at the beach.
Tickets (300 pesos) are for sale at Kelly Ouellette’s Beach Bliss CBD Oils booth at Crocodiles’ Wednesday market, Natural Thangs’ Monday and Thursday markets, at Barlovento Restaurant (ask for Francisco) and via PayPal.
The starting point will be Crocodiles restaurant, and participants have a choice of start times — 9, 9:30 or 10 a.m. — to avoid crowding.
Previously: Read about the 2022 Progreso Home Tour
On the day of the event, ticket holders get a map. But the area is too broad to go on foot. Specially commissioned taxis are 60 pesos for those without a car or bike.
The 5th Annual Progreso Home Tour is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Progreso Apoyo Program A.C., a registered Mexican asociación civil that helps provide area children with essential things, like backpacks and notebooks, that they need to stay in school.
Students are supported by annual donations from sponsors. Since 100% of the funds help students, proceeds from the Home Tour go to special projects, including the new Higher Education Program, and to finance the organization.