Activities at night in Cancun
The sun may set in Cancun but the fun never stops. Every night, dusk marks the start of the night-long, nearly city-wide party. With it’s plethora of opportunities for fun and its thriving nightlife, it comes as no surprise that Cancun is a world-renowned destination for party goes and home to some of the wildest spring break and New Years Eve parties ever seen.
Cancun’s nightlife has something for everyone. More than a dozen world-class discotheques are waiting for you to come show us your dance moves, offering themed parties, all sorts of music, and some of the world’s best known DJs. You’ve got nothing to worry about if you’re not the dancing type, there are plenty of bars to kickback and relax after a day of adventures. Or you can always go on a night trip to Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida, a single street that became a hotspot for everything nightlife related. Nowhere else in the world will you find such a vast array of bars, nightclubs, lounges, and restaurants all together.
That about covers the essentials, and while the party at the nightclubs here is some of the best in the world, the city has a lot more to offer than that. Why not go to a nightclub with a twist? Coco Bongo nightclub offers the pumping discotheque environment and take it up a notch by adding incredible live performances of musical shows and entertainers; you’ll see some truly incredible celebrity impersonators here that’ll make you think you’re back in Vegas.
Then we have the more unorthodox but equally fun nightlife. Become a pirate of the Caribbean for a night with Captain Hook Pirate Cruise and Jolly Roger, The Pirate Show. Enjoy dinner and live entertainment aboard a pirate ship and brace yourself for the incoming pirate attack. Or visit Xoximilco, a recreation of Mexico City’s most famous floating party for a truly fun Mexican experience.
And while that concludes our party recommendations, there’s more to the nightlife here than party. Visit Chichen Itza at night for a light and sound and a unique view of the magic and mysticism of one of the New Wonders of the World. You can come to Xcaret for the Xcaret at Night! Spectacular Show and take a journey through Mexico’s history and rich folklore with live performances of over 300 actors and musicians. Or live a high-adrenaline experience at Xplor Fuego; where you will enter the Mayan jungle at night with fire as your only ally to explore the darkness and embrace this exciting new challenge. Feel the adrenaline flood your body as you explore underground rivers and zip-line through the air with the dark jungle below you and the clear night sky above you.
Whether you try it one night or every night that you’re here, you’re bound to be happy and tired the next morning, so treat yourself to a hearty breakfast (and plenty of water which you may be needing) and continue enjoying your vacation.
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