Nightlife in Cancun

5 Things to do in Cancun After Dark

Cancun became known as one of the best spots in Mexico in the mid 90’s when college age spring breakers flooded the area. Now, more than 20 years later Cancun has some of the best nightlife around. Depending on what kind of late night adventure you are looking for, Cancun has something for party goers of all ages.

One of the original spots for nightlife in Cancun for a good time is Carlos n’ Charlie’s.  Always ready to provide guests with a good time, live bands and DJ’s will keep the music going as the drinks flow into the early morning hours. The kitchen also has a decent menu at a reasonable price if you get the munchies during your night out.  

Another fun spot to try is the Grand Mambo Cafe. The best spot to dance Salsa, Merengue and Bachata and enjoy nightlife in Cancun, it is located in downtown and has live music every night from Wednesday through Saturday. Come early before 11 am on Wednesdays and you’ll get free cover and 2×1 beers. If it’s your birthday, make sure to plan ahead and get a reservation as individuals celebrating their birthday get a free bottle of rum, tequila or vodka if you bring along 10 of your friends. Bottle service will also ensure you a premium table located right near the dance floor so you can dance the night away!

One of the newer spots for great nightlife in Cancun is La Vaquita. It is a casual open-air bar decorated in cow-print and sexy go-go dancers keep the energy high. If you’re in the mood for beer, you can find the huge liters of beer here which are vastly popular in Cancun.

Heralded as the largest nightclub in Latin America, The City has a capacity for over 5,000 people. By far the biggest club for nightlife in Cancun, despite its gigantic size it is generally packed and has 3 stories where various artists perform. They often have acrobatic performers entertaining guests in addition to 650 square feet of video screen.

Long lines are very common at Cancun’s most popular nightclubs, but remember the party is worth the wait.  Note that many clubs and some bars will not allow you to buy one drink at a time and instead sell open bar bracelets so you pay one price to enter the club and can drink all night. If you want to have space for yourself, plan ahead and reserve a table in the VIP section of a club. If you want to splurge, you can purchase bottles of liquor, but be aware that it is significantly more expensive than the open bar alternative. If you want to visit many nightclubs all in one evening, you should look into one of Cancun’s bar hopping tours. Enjoy the ride!

Cancun has endless options for nightlife in Cancun with plenty of space to run amok and make your nightlife in Cancun adventure memorable. Visit Cancun and experience it’s unparalleled nightlife for yourself – you are guaranteed the night of your life!