The Yucatan Peninsula offers sunshine, amazing ocean views, and historical sites you can't miss, but at night you'll feel the atmosphere come alive in a different way. Though some visitors underestimate the nightlife options, planning for just one visit to a lively disco or a hidden spot with fine spirits, you won't run out of things to do in the evening, especially if you choose a hotel with places on-site for guests to drink and mingle.
The hotels included in these tables are among the best choices if you want to experience the dancing, music, and cocktails of the Yucatan Peninsula's nightlife scene. Some offer one of a kind on-site amenities, while others are in particularly good locations for hopping to nearby venues.
Accommodations in the list below are recognized as having above par entertainment and nightlife, or for being found in areas where the surrounding nightlife is good too. The most impressive choices are listed first; their ratings consider a number of relevant details, including clubs, live show venues, and other popular amenities on-site and nearby.
Because live performances are synonymous with hotel nightlife, the table includes availability of entertainment at the hotels. Bear in mind, however, that hotels in the Yucatan Peninsula tend to provide more entertainment during the tourist season, so be sure to call the hotel to double-check their schedule if you're looking forward to seeing a show.
|Property||Location||Number of Bars||Lounge/Club||Live Entertainment|
|Sens Del Mar||9.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun||6|
|Kantenah Palladium Grand Resort and Spa||3.7 mi. Northeast of Akumal||26|
|Hard Rock Hotel Cancun||7.8 mi. Southeast of Cancun||5|
|Crown Paradise Club Cancun (All-Inclusive)||9.1 mi. Southeast of Cancun||8|
|Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort||10.3 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen||5|
|Sunset Royal Hotel||7.4 mi. South of Isla Mujeres||5|
|Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar||8.0 mi. South West of Puerto Morelos||6|
|Desire Resort & Spa||4.2 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos||6|
|Barcelo Maya Beach||The vicinity of La Gloria||7|
|Gran Melia Cancun||8.0 mi. Southeast of Cancun||3|
|Reef Club Cozumel||7.7 mi. South West of San Miguel||5|
|Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive||10.3 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos||6|
|ClubHotel Riu Tequila||2.6 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen||5|
|Hotel Riu Playacar||2.5 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen||2|
|Grand Oasis Riviera Maya||1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Akumal||8|
|Iberostar Paraiso Maya||8.4 mi. South West of Puerto Morelos||4|
|Temptation Resort and Spa||4.5 mi. East of Cancun||4|
|Hotel Be Live Palm Beach||5.0 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun||4|
|Grand Cozumel by Occidental||9.6 mi. South-Southwest of San Miguel||4|
|Excellence Playa Mujeres Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive||4.8 mi. West of Isla Mujeres||11|
Click on any of the top picks to view pages dedicated to different aspects of that property. Each one has a different idea about what it takes to relax and let loose. Our detailed hotel articles can help you make a decision you're happy with.
After the sun goes down and daytime fun ends, you might appreciate a hotel or resort that's in the vicinity of several other social venues, like bars and lounges. While these properties might not offer the best nightlife opportunities themselves, they are right in the middle of areas known for great late-night stops. So if you could see yourself socializing at a bar or kicking it on the dance floor, these properties are within a short walk or quick drive of many exciting choices.
Click to learn more about entertainment at the properties below, and all the tempting options they're near, like restaurants, activities, and landmarks.
|Property||Location||Bars Within Walking Distance||Bars Within Short Driving Distance|
|Golden Crown Paradise Spa||9.1 mi. Southeast of Cancun||30||87|
|Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach||The vicinity of La Gloria||30||60|
|Catalonia Yucatan Beach||The vicinity of La Gloria||27||60|
|Oasis Akumal||1.8 mi. South of Akumal||16||36|
|Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun||5.3 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen||10||71|
|The Royal Cancun - Luxury All Inclusive Resort||7.4 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun||42||181|
|Oasis Cancun All-inclusive||8.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun||15||120|
|Hotel Cohiba||0.4 mi. West of Playa del Carmen||37||129|
|Royal Hideaway Playacar by Occidental||2.4 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen||36||133|
|Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa||3.2 mi. Northeast of Akumal||78||123|
|Melia Cozumel||4.2 mi. North-Northeast of San Miguel||7||14|
|Sens Del Mar - Formerly Grand Oasis Playa||9.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun||33||87|
|Grand Coco Bay||0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Playa del Carmen||15||144|
|The Royal suites Yucatan by Palladium||3.6 mi. Northeast of Akumal||130||148|
|2.3 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen||28||133|
|Iberostar Quetzal||2.8 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen||33||130|
|El Dorado Seaside Suites||4.6 mi. Northeast of Akumal||7||148|
|Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma||3.7 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos||7||35|
|Royal Sands||7.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun||15||162|
|Iberostar Tucan||2.9 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen||33||130|
You can also browse a different section of our guide. Read all about the Yucatan Peninsula, and other topics. Needless to say, your getaway is about so much more than just sipping cocktails or unwinding at local bars. You'll also want a place to retire to each night that offers all the features and perks that matter the most, and quality that matches its price.
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