Parque De Las Palapas

Considered the heart of Cancun, Parque de las Palapas is the place to go when you want to mingle with locals and have a great time doing it.

Parque de las Palapas features a concert stage in a center courtyard which is surrounded by an open air food court.

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.


Positioned in the heart of downtown Cancun, Parque De Las Palapas welcomes guests who are lodging in this neighborhood or nearby. Even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you should feel free to stop by for some fun in the sun.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending a few hours exploring the area is having a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this outdoor park. Palapas Park is a great eatery to eat at before spending time at the outdoor park, and offers quick access to it. The restaurant is a brief ways off, but far-off enough that you will probably want to make arrangements for taking advantage of some means of transport to visit there. El Rincon Del Vino and El D'Pa Bistro are a couple other restaurant options close-by where you will be able to enjoy the local cuisine in Cancun.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers with an interest in visiting a second park, learn more about Kids Park Benito Juarez, situated 0.6 miles away from this page's attraction. Other types of local attractions include Iglesia de Cristo Rey, which is about a hundred yards away downtown Cancun. You might want to also consider heading over to Movie Theatre, which is another attraction not far away.

Parks are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Parque De Las Palapas
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Iglesia de Cristo Rey Historic Site 0.1 mi. (3.4 km) NNE Downtown Cancun --
Movie Theatre Other Activities/Excursions 0.4 mi. (3.6 km) NNE Downtown Cancun --
Cinepolis Other Activities/Excursions 0.9 mi. (4.2 km) S Downtown Cancun --
El Meco Mayan Ruins Historic Site 3.8 mi. (7.6 km) NNE 4.8 mi. Northeast of Cancun --
Pepe's Tigres -- 4.0 mi. (9.8 km) ESE 6.1 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun --
Movie Theatre Other Activities/Excursions 5.4 mi. (11.7 km) SE 7.3 mi. Southeast of Cancun --
Movie Theater Cancun Other Activities/Excursions 5.4 mi. (11.7 km) SE 7.3 mi. Southeast of Cancun --
Interactive Aquarium Cancun Other Attraction 5.4 mi. (11.8 km) SE 7.3 mi. Southeast of Cancun --

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