Drink, dance, and party all night! Here are the hottest nightlife destinations in the Riviera Maya
In the Yucatán Peninsula, Cancun is the main destination for nightlife fun, but it’s not the only place to have a good time after dark. Along the Caribbean coast, beachside dance floors with live bands and extended happy hours in seaside bars are the main highlights for the tourist to the peninsula’s nightlife.
Here are some of the best places that can show you a really good time in the Yucatan Peninsula’s top three party destinations:
The Nightlife in Cancun
Cancun has a wide assortment of nightclubs, including the highly popular Coco Bongo, The City and Mandala. Don’t get turned off by the long lines of people waiting to get inside, rest assured that the party is totally worth the wait. A lot of the clubs and bars in the area sell open bar bracelets which allow you to pay one price and enjoy a night of unlimited drinking and dancing.
The Nightlife in Playa del Carmen
Home to large nightclubs with booming sound systems, sparking lights and an open bar like Coco Bongo, Mandala and Palazzo. Playa del Carmen is like another Cancun. La Vaquita and Abolengo offer vibrant atmospheres and are certainly one of the best bars for mingling and drinking. La Bodeguita del Medio is meant for dancing and enjoying authentic Cuban food. For those who just don’t want to stop the party even during the day, Coralina Daylight Club is your best bet. If you want to feel relaxed and laid-back while grabbing a beer, Senor Frogs is the place for you. Live music lovers will definitely adore Caiman Tugurio, Fah Bar, Kixten, Le Lotus Rouge or McCarthy’s.
The Nightlife in Tulum
Tulum’s nightlife scene may not be as wild as Cancun or Playa del Carmen, but it still offers plenty of options for great drinks, party music, and all out fun, just with a more casual, laid-back atmosphere. The Tulum beach zone has a lot of Boutique hotels on the beachside and some even have beach clubs that visitors may access during the day. Majority of the bars in the beach zone are located on the jungle side of the road, with outdoor seating. The bars and restaurants here are cozy places that allow you to enjoy sipping on tropical cocktails, try on some tapas or dance the night away to pounding EDM.