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. Whether you're in the mood for a crowded bar or an intimate place for date night, you'll find lots to do in the evening, particularly if you stay at a resort where they have entertainment, lounges, and more.

Hotels included in the lists below are worth considering if you like partying and dancing after another beautiful day in the Yucatan Peninsula. Some are better known for on-site entertainment options, and others are notable for being a walkable distance from several nightlife venues.

Best Hotels in the Yucatan Peninsula for Nightlife

Each of the properties in the following table are top rated for their above par entertainment and nightlife, or for their locations in entertainment and nightlife hotspots. Beginning with our top pick, the Sens Del Mar, the very best are listed at the top; their rankings were created to consider a number of relevant features, including shows, activities, and bars on the properties or 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 offer entertainment less frequently during the off season, so be sure to call the hotel to ask about their seasonal schedules 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
Crown Paradise Club Cancun (All-Inclusive) 9.1 mi. Southeast of Cancun 8 check check
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun 7.8 mi. Southeast of Cancun 5 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
Desire Resort & Spa 4.2 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos 6 check check
Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort Xpu Ha 4 check check
ClubHotel Riu Tequila 2.6 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen 5 check check
Sunset Royal Hotel 7.4 mi. South of Isla Mujeres 5 check check
Barcelo Maya Beach The vicinity of La Gloria 7 check check
Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar 8.0 mi. South West of Puerto Morelos 6 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
Hotel Be Live Palm Beach 5.0 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun 4 check check
Grand Palladium White Sand Resort and Spa All Inclusive 3.2 mi. Northeast of Akumal 26 check check
Blue Parrot Hotel Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check check
NH Krystal Cancun 6.8 mi. South of Isla Mujeres 4 check
Grand Cozumel by Occidental 9.6 mi. South-Southwest of San Miguel 4 check check

Click the hotel that catches your eye to view descriptions, facts, and photos about the property. Each of these accommodation options has its own ambiance and amenities to show off. These detailed pages can help you make a decision you're happy with.

Yucatan Peninsula Hotels Located in Nightlife Hotspots

When the sun goes down and everyone heads out for the night, you might appreciate a hotel or resort that's in an area with many entertainment options. While these properties might not have live shows or popular bars and lounges of their own, they are right in the middle of areas known for great late-night stops. Whether your ideal night includes walking to an unusual nearby bar or just watching the sunset with an icy cocktail, these properties are within a leisurely walking distance or quick drive of several choices.

Click to preview the nightlife options at the hotels and resorts below, and even more info about what's nearby, like restaurants, activities, and landmarks.

Best for Nearby Nightlife
Property Location Bars Within Walking Distance Bars Within Short Driving Distance
Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma 3.7 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos 7 36
Oasis Akumal 1.8 mi. South of Akumal 16 41
The Royal Cancun - Luxury All Inclusive Resort 7.4 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun 39 192
Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun 5.3 mi. Northeast of Playa del Carmen 10 71
Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa 3.2 mi. Northeast of Akumal 78 122
Grand Coco Bay 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Playa del Carmen 15 144
Oasis Cancun All-inclusive 8.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun 22 124
The Royal suites Yucatan by Palladium 3.6 mi. Northeast of Akumal 130 152
Iberostar Quetzal 2.8 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen 30 130
Royal Hideaway Playacar by Occidental 2.4 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen 35 133
El Dorado Seaside Suites 4.6 mi. Northeast of Akumal 7 152
Hotel Cohiba 0.4 mi. West of Playa del Carmen 39 129
Melia Cozumel 4.2 mi. North-Northeast of San Miguel 8 15
Occidental Allegro Playacar 2.3 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen 27 133
Royal Sands 7.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun 15 166
Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach The vicinity of La Gloria 30 63
Sens Del Mar - Formerly Grand Oasis Playa 9.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun 33 94
Iberostar Tucan 2.9 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen 30 130
Catalonia Yucatan Beach The vicinity of La Gloria 26 59
Gala Beach Resort Playacar 3.0 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen 30 130

You can also visit another section of the guide to learn about the Yucatan Peninsula, and other topics. Because, while nightlife activities are a blast, your trip will encompass much more than just discos and live music. You'll also want a place to retire to each night that offers all of the amenities that matter to you, and a balance between price and quality.

 

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