Nightlife in Cancun

Is there a destination in the Caribbean better admired for their nightlife than Cancun?  Probably not.  Their nighttime exploits are so well-known the world over that people plan their vacation to this resort town specifically for the drinking, the dancing, and the fun on the beach.

The best thing about the nightlife in Cancun is its diversity.  With so many options, there really is something for everyone to experience.  If you're one who like to dance, the nightclubs will not disappoint.  DJs come from around the world to spin regional and international hits, laser light shows add extra pizazz, and theatrical performers are even hired to mix things up.  Don't forget the various events they are known to host like bikini contests and relay races.

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After a long day of exploring the area, sometimes you just want to kick back and relax, saving the dancing for another night.  No problem.  There are bars on every corner and all throughout the hotel zone, located both on resort property and as independent facilities.  These bars usually stay open until early in the morning and range from beach huts to upscale lounges.  Remember, the drinking age in Cancun is 18-years-old.  

There are also a few ways to spend your nights that are out of the ordinary, such as taking a sunset cruise, gambling in a casino, or catching a dinner show, so as you can see, no matter what attitude you have towards after dark pursuits, there is plenty to keep you busy in Cancun.   

There are a variety of different bars and nightlife venues and some gambling sites in Cancun. To read more about gambling, check out this article.

If you want to go out for the evening, you might want to try Hacienda Sisal. It is found in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, in southeastern Cancun. Experience the full force of the food and culture and the dinner and show and Hacienda Sisal. Watch the dancing and enjoy the show as you help yourself to unlimited traditional Mexican food.

Another place to consider is Parque De Las Palapas. Parque de las Palapas is a favorite amongst local Cancun residents, a fact that is evident especially on Friday nights around 7:30 when live jazz and salsa is played and the dancing begins. On Sunday afternoon, you can listen to the lovely music of the Cancun Municipal Orchestra.

The following chart lists more details regarding 42 venues for after-hours relaxation.

Nightlife In Cancun
Name Type Location
Azucar Salsa & Merengue Dance Club Bar 3.3 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Bar Andal Bar 0.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Basic Nightclub Night Club 2.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Black Pearl Bar Bar 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Boccaccio Nightclub Night Club 1.6 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Cancun
Bulldog Cafe Nightclub Night Club 3.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Coco Bongo Nightclub Night Club 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Congo Party Bar Bar 3.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Corona Party Bar Bar 3.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Dady Rock Nightclub Night Club 3.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Dady'O Nightclub Night Club 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Dub Lounge Lounge Downtown Cancun
Hacienda Sisal Bar 0.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Karamba Bar Downtown Cancun
Las Ventanas Lobby Bar Bar 0.6 mi. South of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Lucky Monkey Bar 3.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Mambo Cafe Nightclub Night Club Downtown Cancun
Mix After Hours Bar Bar 3.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Nectar Lounge Lounge 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
O'Ultra Lounge Lounge 3.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Oasis Nightclub Night Club 1.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Pancho & Willy's Party Bar Bar 1.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Parque De Las Palapas Park Downtown Cancun
Pure Nightclub Night Club Downtown Cancun
Roots Jazz Club Bar Downtown Cancun
Senor Frog's Cancun Bar 2.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Skybar Bar Downtown Cancun
Slices Party Bar Bar 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Terrast Party Bar Bar 3.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Thai Lounge Lounge 1.1 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
The City Nightclub Night Club 3.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Tiki Bar Bar 3.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Tragara Lounge Lounge 1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Xx Party Bar Bar 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
 

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