Where to Get Down: The 10 Best Dance Clubs in Los Cabos



There are basically two types of places to dance in Cabo San Lucas: hip late-night clubs that feature high-energy dance music from a mix of local and international DJs, and live music venues showcasing old-fashioned, good-time rock n' roll. Aficionados of the latter should definitely visit boogie down favorite Cabo Wabo Cantina, which was founded by Sammy Hagar and his then Van Halen bandmates back in 1990.

More sophisticated sorts–or at least those that eschew denim, guitar solos and Jack Daniels shots–may prefer to hit the dance floor at OMNIA, the trendy new "dayclub" headlining the entertainment district in Grand Mayan at Vidanta Los Cabos. ME Cabo on Médano Beach is also highly recommended; the chic Deco-style resort boasts a lively poolside scene at Blue Marlin Ibiza, with seas of bikini-clad revelers enjoying all-day (and most of the night) dance music and swim-up cocktails.

Mandala and Pink Kitty are among the most popular clubs in Cabo San Lucas' downtown nightlife district, thanks to driving dance beats and plenty of high-end bottle service. High-profile international guest DJs and special theme nights are frequent features at both of these clubs, while resident DJ talent typically pulls in the late-night crowds at nearby El Squid Roe.




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Purple is the VIP rooftop lounge at Breathless, the hip new adults-only all-inclusive that opened in December 2015 at the juncture of Médano Beach and the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Festive to-dos and theme nights are a big part of Breathless'...  Read More




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Cabo Wabo has come a long way in 28 years...in regards its surroundings and its business, which has spun off a tequila brand and several U.S. locations. Originally opened in 1990 by Sammy Hagar and his then Van Halen bandmates - who can forget...  Read More




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The Cabo San Lucas version of Mandala (their original location is in Cancún) offers a more traditionally club-like atmosphere than next door neighbor El Squid Roe, with great dance music from a rotating cast of international DJs, colorful...  Read More




Part of Cabo's poolside scene died forever on September 14, 2014, when Hurricane Odile made devastating landfall. Nikki Beach Club, the heart of the hip Médano Beach scene, never reopened again, nor did other ME Cabo Hotel based party places...  Read More




What kind of club closes at 8 p.m.? The newly opened OMNIA Dayclub at Vidanta is not only the strangest new club concept in Los Cabos, it may also be the hippest. Three of the world's top DJs - Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris and Zedd - inaugurated...  Read More




Cabo Wabo is where you go if you want to see a rock star. This is where you go if you want to party like one. The downtown nightspot supreme, El Squid Roe has been packing in the crowds for decades, and is one of the landmarks of the Cabo San...  Read More


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Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is co-founder of CaboVivo, co-writer of Fodor's Los Cabos travel guidebook, Editor at Baja.Ca, and a contributor to Forbes and 10Best at USA Today, as well as other websites and...  More About Chris

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