Basic Discotheque Cancun abruptly closed at the beginning of summer 2012 — Photo courtesy of Susan R. Vincil
Basic Discotheque Cancun closed permanently in May. Reasons for the nightclub's sudden closure are unclear.
Other than Spring Break, summer is the second-busiest season for Cancun nightclubs. College students and recent graduates descend upon Cancun in the summer to live it up one last time before returning to school or before heading out into the real world. Basic was one of Cancun's most popular nightclubs. Known for its wild and crazy wet t-shirt contests, and for its unique dance floor that shot jets of water from the floor soaking everyone in the vicinity, it would likely be filled to the gills every night if it was still open.
Party-goers need not worry about this recent closure too much. There is always a party going on in Cancun, and there are at least a dozen more major nightclubs, bars and lounges to choose from in the area known as "Party Center." Coco Bongo, The City Cancun, Dady'O, Sweet, Senor Frog's, Mandala, Slices, Carlos 'n Charlie's, Congo and Bulldog Cafe are the major hot spots, but many of Cancun's other restaurants and bars also know how to show their customers a good time.
"Fun" is the name of the game in Cancun and you certainly won't have to look too hard to find a fun, festive setting where you can have some drinks, dance and just enjoy being on vacation.