Cancun's Best Nightclubs: Party till the Sun Comes Up



Cancun is a vacation destination that boasts world class resorts and dining, wide white sand beaches and the aqua blue Caribbean Sea, but Cancun may be best known for its outstanding and often outrageous nightlife. And the party don't stop 'til the sun comes up. 

It all started when college students discovered this tropical paradise and turned it into one of the world’s top Spring Break spots some 20 years ago, but Cancun's nightspots rock all year long and all ages are welcome to join the party. In any given club on any given night you’ll find partygoers that range from the age of 18 (legal drinking age in Mexico) to mid-50s and older. 

Cancun’s many nightclubs, including the wildly popular Coco Bongo, The City and Mandala, may have long lines of people waiting to get inside, but the party is worth the wait. Remember, many clubs and some bars will not allow you to buy one drink at a time. Instead they sell open bar bracelets which allow you to pay one price to enter the club and drink all night. Reserving a table in the VIP section of a club and purchasing bottles of liquor is an excellent option but it is substantially more expensive than the open bar alternative. If you want to visit many nightclubs in one evening, consider one of Cancun's bar hopping tours.

Visit Cancun and experience it's unparalleled nightlife firsthand. You're in for the time of your life.




Carlos n' Charlie's provides party seekers with an ideal atmosphere to let loose, tilt their heads back and howl at the moon. Live bands and DJs pound out music until the wee hours of the morning, drinks are reasonably priced, and the kitchen...  Read More




Grand Mambo Cafe is the number one spot to dance Salsa, Merengue and Bachata in Cancun. Located downtown in Plaza Hong Kong, Mambo Cafe features live music Wednesday through Saturday. Open bar is available on Thursdays. If you're celebrating a...  Read More


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Hotel Zone


La Vaquita (The Little Cow) is one of Cancun's newest nightclubs. It sits smack in the middle of Cancun's Party Center at kilometer 9 of Boulevard Kukulcan. This casual open-air bar/nightclub is decorated in red, black and of course, cow print....  Read More


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Zona Hotelera
Senor Frogs
Photo courtesy of Kristin Busse


The name Senor Frog's is synonymous with fun. This open-air bar and restaurant has sawdust on the floor so you don't have to worry about your children making a mess. Kids can order "virgin" versions of the famous drinks in yard glasses that...  Read More


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Zona Hotelera
Congo Bar
Photo courtesy of PriceTravel pictures


This small open-air bar is smack in the middle of all the action in Cancun's Party Center and is always full of fun-loving locals and tourists all night long. Since this is a smaller bar rather than a nightclub, the open bar prices are lower...  Read More


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Zona Hotelera


The exterior looks like a huge rock, with DADY'O carved into it. The long hallway that leads to the club entrance looks like an underground tunnel. The inside of the actual club resembles a large cave. There is a dance floor in the center of the...  Read More


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Hotel Zone


Every year millions of people visit Cancun in order to experience its unparalleled nightlife, and Palazzo, the newest nightclub on the scene, doesn't disappoint. Formerly Bulldog and before that Christine, the club has undergone a complete,...  Read More


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Zona Hotelera


This gigantic club claims to be the largest nightclub in Latin America, with a capacity for over 5,000 people. It is most definitely the biggest club in Cancun and it's often packed to the brim during Spring Break and in the summer months. The...  Read More


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Zona Hotelera


Cancun's most popular night club, Coco Bongo, has been featured on many travel programs. Throughout the evening, a variety of performers put on shows. On any given evening at the club, Beetlejuice makes an appearance, Spiderman flies through...  Read More


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Zona Hotelera
Mandala
Photo courtesy of Mandala


This beautiful medium-sized club is one of the most popular nightclubs in Cancun and is located right between The City and Coco Bongo in the Party Zone. The Indian-inspired decor, which features rich, vibrant colors & lush fabrics instantly...  Read More


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Meet Kristin Busse

After vacationing in Mexico many times, Kristin decided to move to Cancun "for a year". That was in 2001.

Kristin grew-up in Michigan and studied Communications at Michigan State University....  More About Kristin

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