Cancun is one of the liveliest tourist resorts in Mexico, if not Central America. Each year this glitzy Vegas-style resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast attracts party-goers, culture lovers, and adventurers from all over the world. Cancun’s nightlife is legendary, with a whole host of fun themed bars, restaurants, live music venues, and night clubs. One night you could be swinging your hips in a salsa club in Downtown Cancun, the next, partying on a stage in the Hotel Zone. From sophisticated speakeasy style lounges to Indian-themed clubs and restaurants which transform into party central – there really is no other place to be in the world for nightlife!
Señor Frog’s slogan is ‘Saving the World from Boredom’ and it certainly lives up to the hype. During the day, this family-friendly restaurant appeals to all with Mexican favorites on the menu, such as quesadillas, loaded nachos, and chicken taco salad, but after 9 pm, the restaurant transforms into one of the most popular (and wildest) clubs in Cancun. You can let your hair down and dance on the stage or find yourself covered in bubbles at a foam party while sampling some of the bars most potent cocktails.
Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 9.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico
The Library at The Grand at Moon Palace
Step back in time to the Prohibition era and the Roaring 20’s at The Library at The Grand at Moon Palace. This adults-only speakeasy style lounge is elegant and sophisticated, adorned with black and white photographs, plush velvet seating and atmospheric lighting. Choose from a selection of signature cocktails such as the Gin Fizz or the Al Capone, with unique flavors which transport you to New York streets during Prohibition. You can even enter the venue from a hidden entrance through a secret bookcase, which only adds to the intrigue of this fabulous nightspot.
Careterra Federal 307, Km 340, Chetumal-Cancun, Cancun, CP 77500
Coco Bongo in the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone isn’t just any old nightclub, it’s an extravaganza – a party of epic proportions and you’re going to love it! As you dance to a mix of current tunes and old school classics, you get to see everyone in the club, as all the action is projected onto a huge screen. Celebrity impersonators take to an elevated stage, trapeze artists soar up above, and circus tricks and theater performances occur spontaneously among the crowd. Coco Bongo a feast for all the senses, abundant with a kaleidoscope of color, streamers, bubbles, and more. Order a fruity rum cocktail at the bar and get ready for one of the most memorable nights you’ll ever have on holiday!
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 9.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
If you enjoy upscale decor, comfortable seating and listening to world-renowned DJs spinning their tunes, opt for an evening at HRoof nightclub above Harry’s Steakhouse and Raw Bar. Located in the Hotel Zone at Kilometer 14.2, this exclusive bar focuses on playing deep house to a crowd of smartly dressed trendsetters. In fact, HRoof has become such a popular spot in Cancun, you need to call in advance to ensure entry.
Boulevard Kukulcan, Km 14.2, No. 1, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, CP 77500
Mandala is the perfect place to immerse oneself in music and dance. The Indian-themed club isn’t as fast-paced as Coco Bongo and Señor Frogs, but it’s now the hottest ticket in town. You pay one entrance free, then you’re free to visit the open bar as many times as you choose. The bar is attached to a beach club which is open during the day, and on Tuesday evenings, the party moves to pristine white sands for a buzzing pool party. Music in the club is an upbeat mix of electronic, pop, hip hop, and reggaeton and as most nights are themed, you get to enjoy a Cancun carnival and spring break all in the same week!
KM 9.5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Grand Mambo Café – Downtown Cancun
Take a taxi from the Hotel Zone to Downtown Cancun and visit eclectic Grand Mambo Café. This authentic Mexican bar/café is the perfect spot to dance to all your favorite Latin beats ranging from salsa and bachata to merengue. Located in Plaza Hong Kong, this buzzing café hosts live music on Friday and Saturday, but as the bands don’t usually start playing until after midnight, be prepared for a late night!
Plaza Hong Kong (7,914.77 km), 77508 Cancún, Quintana Roo