Tropical Paradise Dreams Come True at the 10 Best Beach Clubs in Cancun

Like a scene from a movie set in a tropical paradise, these beach clubs in the Cancun area boast sand, sun, aqua blue waters, clear swimming pools, swings at the bar, beach beds, ice cold cerveza and fruity concoctions. Spending a day at a beach club is different from spending a day at your resort. Some of these settings provide a more relaxing beach experience, while some feature DJs and are trendy and hip. Since Cancun and the surrounding area have some of the best beaches in the world, what better place to live out your tropical dreams than a Cancun beach club?

What exactly is a beach club? It's a privately owned bar/restaurant open to the public that is, well, on the beach. Imagine Tom Cruise in Cocktail bartending in Jamaica. We're talking relaxing fun in the sun with music and cocktails.

The two most popular beach clubs in Cancun are The Beach Club at ME Cancun and Mandala Beach. There are many beach clubs on Isla Mujeres, a small, lazy island located off the coast of Cancun. Take the ferry over and spend the day at one. Tulum arguably has some of the most beautiful beaches not only Mexico, but in the world, and its bohemian beach clubs allow you to enjoy them to the fullest.

A day spent at one of these beach clubs is a day in paradise that you will fondly remember on a chilly winter day.



Kool Beach Club is well, one of the coolest places to spend the day in Playa del Carmen. Open since 1995 (formerly Playa Tukan), guests of Kool Beach Club enjoy lounge chairs and umbrellas, a swimming pool, a menu of international dishes and...  Read More



Tulum is a relaxed bohemian beach town located 2 hours south of Cancun by car. Imagine a spectacular white sand beach, the aqua blue Caribbean Sea and swaying palm trees straight out of your dreams. Now add tropical drinks and local fare to the...  Read More



Tulum boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoy it fully only a kilometer from the Tulum Mayan ruins site at El Paraiso Tulum Hotel and Beach Club. Arrive at 9 am when they open and spend the day on a lounge chair, sun bed or...  Read More



Paradise Beach is a lot of fun for the whole family, whether you want to relax or play all day. If you feel like playing an 18 usd fun pass will give you unlimited time with tons of fun activities, including kayaks, snorkel gear, water...  Read More



This beach club is a well-kept secret located about 60 miles south of Cancun. You'll have to pay a local family a few pesos to lift the rope so that you can drive down the dirt road which leads to La Playa, but if you spend at least 12 USD per...  Read More



Luxury Beach Club is affiliated with the now closed Fenix Lounge, and is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Playa Norte or North Beach, on the tiny island of Isla Mujeres, off the coast of Cancun. Located on the corner of...  Read More



Zama is the most exclusive beach club on Isla Mujeres. The ambiance is relaxed yet elegant, with beach beds that invite you to spend the entire day lounging around and drinking fruity cocktails. Their restaurant features "island cuisine: a...  Read More



Unico Beach is in the charming town of Puerto Morelos, which is located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. This fun beach club has swings at the bar and offers a full food and drink menu and live music in the afternoons Thursday through...  Read More



Playa del Carmen is home to many beach clubs, but the most popular one is Mamitas. Named for the owner's beloved grandmother, it has been open since 2000. After being destroyed by hurricane Wilma in 2005, this popular spot for both locals and...  Read More

Hotel Zone


This is the official beach club of The City and Mandala, two of the most popular nightclubs in Cancun. It is also one of the few beach clubs that is open to the public in the Cancun Hotel Zone. There are waiters that serve food and drinks to the...  Read More


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