Get Your Groove On at Cancun's Hottest Dance Clubs

Cancun is reknowed for its unparalled nightlife and is home to many bars and nightclubs. Some are places to see & be seen or even to hob-nob 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.   

Mandala is one of Cancun's most popular nightspots. The dance floor is smack in the middle of the club, so you can keep an eye on the crowd while shaking your booty. The City is a massive club and the main floor is a gigantic dance floor (with a bar and some tables here and there). During busy times of year, like Spring Break, that huge dance floor is filled with partygoers. Senor Frog's, Coco Bongo, and Congo encourage dancing on the bar.

For live Latin music like Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Bachata, Grand Mambo Cafe in downtown Cancun is your best bet.

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Zona Hotelera

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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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

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

Zona Hotelera

Those looking for a good time with 3,000 or so of their best friends have at least one alternative in Cancún: Congo Bongo. Live bands regularly hit the stage and play a variety of music ranging from techno and 70s rock classics to salsa. There...  Read More

Zona Hotelera
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


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