These are Cancun's 10 best dance clubs

Cancun is renowned for its unparalleled nightlife and is home to many bars and nightclubs. Some are places to see and be seen – or even to hobnob with celebrities – while others are no-frills places where you go for a casual night out. But they all have one thing in common: dancing. Lots and lots of dancing. Dancing on the floor, dancing in the aisles and dancing on the bar.

There is a major "party vibe" in Cancun and the loud, pulsating rhythms get everybody moving. The bars and clubs play mostly dance music and hip-hop, but they also throw in a little rock and roll, Latin rhythms and some techno to mix things up a bit.   

In a city which hosts millions of visitors from around the world, dancing is a universal language that connects us all.

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Carlos n' Charlie's provides party seekers with an ideal atmosphere to enjoy a night out in Cancun. Live bands and DJs pound out music, drinks are reasonably priced, and the kitchen does a good job of keeping everyone from becoming too famished...  Read More

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Senor Frogs
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The name Senor Frog's is synonymous with fun. This 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 people love...  Read More

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La Vaquita (The Little Cow) is one of Cancun's best 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



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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Every year millions of people visit Cancun in order to experience its unparalleled nightlife, and Palazzo doesn't disappoint. Formerly Bulldog and before that Christine, the club has undergone a complete, glamorous makeover. Dance all night or...  Read More

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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 huge nightclub, the open bar prices are...  Read More

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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. Basically, it has this crazy underground...  Read More

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This gigantic club claims to be the largest nightclub in Latin America, with a capacity for over 5,000 people. It's 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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Those looking for a good time with 3,000 or so of their best friends have at least one option in Cancún: Coco Bongo. Live bands regularly hit the stage and play a variety of music ranging from techno and 70's rock classics to salsa. There are...  Read More

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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 and lush fabrics instantly...  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