Chuburná is located 20 km west of the port of Progreso and 56 km north-west of the city of Merida, capital of Yucatan state.
The name (Chuburná) in Mayan language means "place where houses are flooded".
It is one of the oldest places in the municipality of Progreso. The populations of Chicxulub and Chuburná were declared as lookouts for Yucatan in 1663 by the government of Juan Francisco Esquivel and rose to defend the coast against the incursion of pirates operating from the Lagoon of Terms.
Chuburná is a small fishing port in the state of Yucatan in Mexico, located on the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, west of the port of Progreso, which has been transformed into a predominantly tourist spot thanks to its beaches. The town is visited, particularly during the summer months by the Mexican population and in the winter months by the International Community, mostky Americans and Canadians looking to escape the winter in their home town.
Most of the residents of the port of Chuburná, earn their living by fishing, with the most common species being octopus, shrimp, snail, kingfish, shark, sea bass, red snapper, grouper and bream. They have a fleet of small wooden and fiberglass boats that they head out in every morning for the daily catch.
In addition, many people work in construction, provide day labor or work for small family run stores. There are also many tourism revenues since the port is visited by many vacationers which causes the population to grow daily during the summer.