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, yet some would consider the nightlife scene an attraction of its own. Though some visitors underestimate the nightlife options, planning for just one visit to a lively lounge or a spot to hear local music, you'll find lots to do in the evening, especially if you choose a property with places on-site for guests to drink and mingle.

The hotels included in these tables are definitely worth considering if you love the Yucatan Peninsula's relaxing afternoons, but want an exciting nightlife too. Some are better known for on-site entertainment options, while others are great for guests who want to be within walking distance of many venues.

Yucatan Peninsula Accommodations with the Best Entertainment

Properties listed in the table below were chosen as having highly rated entertainment and nightlife, or for having some wonderful nearby entertainment venues. Beginning with our top pick, the Sens Del Mar, the very best are listed at the top; their ratings consider a number of relevant features, including shows, activities, and bars on the properties or nearby.

Because everyone loves a good live performance, availability of entertainment at the hotels is shown below. Bear in mind, however, that hotels in the Yucatan Peninsula are known to offer entertainment less frequently during the off season, so be sure to contact 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
Crown Paradise Club Cancun (All-Inclusive) 9.1 mi. Southeast of Cancun 8 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
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
Reef Club Cozumel 7.7 mi. South West of San Miguel 5 check check
Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort Xpu Ha 4 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
Barcelo Maya Beach The vicinity of La Gloria 7 check check
ClubHotel Riu Tequila 2.6 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen 5 check check
Grand Oasis Riviera Maya 1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Akumal 8 check check
Hotel Riu Playacar 2.5 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen 2 check check
Grand Palladium White Sand Resort and Spa All Inclusive 3.2 mi. Northeast of Akumal 26 check check
Temptation Resort and Spa 4.5 mi. East of Cancun 4 check check
Iberostar Paraiso Maya 8.4 mi. South West of Puerto Morelos 4 check check
Blue Parrot Hotel Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 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

By clicking the name of a hotel, you'll be led to pages of property-specific information. Each of these accommodation options has its own style and set of amenities. Our detailed hotel guides will help you select the property that's best for you.

Hotels in the Yucatan Peninsula with Notable Nearby Nightlife

When the sun goes down and everyone heads out for the night, you might appreciate a hotel that's within walking distance of hangouts like bars and clubs. While these hotels may not offer the best nightlife opportunities themselves, they are located near some of the most popular nightlife hotspots. So when you're wondering how to get the party started, maybe by meeting up at a nearby bar or kicking it on the dance floor, these properties are within a 10-minute walk or just a few miles of many exciting choices.

Click to learn more about the properties below, and other places of interest found near them, like restaurants, activities, and landmarks.

Best for Nearby Nightlife
Property Location Bars Within Walking Distance Bars Within Short Driving Distance
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
Golden Crown Paradise Spa 9.1 mi. Southeast of Cancun 30 94
Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma 3.7 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos 7 39
Azul Beach by Karisma 4.4 mi. North-Northeast of Puerto Morelos 10 49
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 Coco Bay 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Playa del Carmen 15 144
Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa 3.2 mi. Northeast of Akumal 78 122
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

For planning other aspects of your vacation, please browse other articles in our guide. You could learn something about the Yucatan Peninsula, and more. Despite the appeal of late-night reveling, your journey is about more than just searching for the best recommended bars and lounges. You also need a nice hotel to retire to, and one that has a great selection of amenities, with a good balance between popularity and secludedness.

 

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