The Best Accommodations for Nightlife in Yucatan Peninsula

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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.

Best Hotels in Yucatan Peninsula for Nightlife and Entertainment

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.

Best Overall
Property Location Number of Bars Lounge/Club Live Entertainment
Sens Del Mar 9.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun 6 check check
Kantenah Palladium Grand Resort and Spa 3.7 mi. Northeast of Akumal 26 check check
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun 7.8 mi. Southeast of Cancun 5 check check
Crown Paradise Club Cancun (All-Inclusive) 9.1 mi. Southeast of Cancun 8 check check
Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort 10.3 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen 5 check check
Sunset Royal Hotel 7.4 mi. South of Isla Mujeres 5 check check
Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar 8.0 mi. South West of Puerto Morelos 6 check check
Desire Resort & Spa 4.2 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos 6 check check
Barcelo Maya Beach The vicinity of La Gloria 7 check check
Gran Melia Cancun 8.0 mi. Southeast of Cancun 3 check check
Reef Club Cozumel 7.7 mi. South West of San Miguel 5 check check
Moon Palace Golf Resort - All Inclusive 10.3 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos 6 check check
ClubHotel Riu Tequila 2.6 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen 5 check check
Hotel Riu Playacar 2.5 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen 2 check check
Grand Oasis Riviera Maya 1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Akumal 8 check check
Iberostar Paraiso Maya 8.4 mi. South West of Puerto Morelos 4 check check
Temptation Resort and Spa 4.5 mi. East of Cancun 4 check check
Hotel Be Live Palm Beach 5.0 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun 4 check check
Grand Cozumel by Occidental 9.6 mi. South-Southwest of San Miguel 4 check check
Excellence Playa Mujeres Luxury Adults Only - All Inclusive 4.8 mi. West of Isla Mujeres 11 check check

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.

Hotels in the Yucatan Peninsula with Notable Nearby Nightlife

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.

Best for Nearby Nightlife
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
Occidental Allegro Playacar 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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