Nightlife in Cancun

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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.

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.  

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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.   

You'll find a variety of different bars and other nightlife venues and a couple of gambling sites located in Cancun.

If you'd like to experience some of the local night scene, you might want to consider Hacienda Sisal. It is situated in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, in southeastern Cancun. Hacienda Sisal is a dinner-buffet show that also includes dancing after the show as well as an open bar. If you are not quite sure what to do one night, this is a few options wrapped together at one price.

Another option is Caliente Casino. Making up over 70 percent of the sports book market, Caliente is without a doubt the largest sports book establishment in the country. Because of the ease of betting and comfortable environment, it is easy to get lost in a night of gambling here, where you can bet on almost any sporting event in the world. You can reach them at (664) 682-3110.

A third place worth considering is Dubai Palace Casino. A favored pastime amongst tourists, spending some time in the casino is a great way to pass some time and have some fun. Dubai Palace is one of the few casinos in Mexico with a bilingual staff, which makes this particular spot even more popular amongst American visitors. They're located in downtown Cancun.

Check out the following chart for a list of nightlife.

Gambling and Nightlife In Cancun
Name Type Phone Location
Bar Andal Bar -- 0.7 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
Caliente Casino Slot Machine Arcade (664) 682-3110 0.5 mi. South-Southwest 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'O Nightclub Night Club -- 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Dubai Palace Casino Slot Machine Arcade (998) 802-1966 Downtown Cancun
Hacienda Sisal Bar (984) 875-1100 0.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Havana Club (Cigar Club) Cigar Lounge -- 0.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Las Ventanas Lobby Bar Bar (998) 881-2000 0.6 mi. South of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Mambo Cafe Nightclub Night Club -- Downtown Cancun
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
Pure Nightclub Night Club -- 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
Teatro Cancun Dinner Show and Theater -- 3.7 mi. North-Northwest 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
 

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