Nightclubs in Cancún are among the biggest attractions in the city and offer fantastic drinks, great crowds, thumping beats, and an atmosphere that lets you party all night. This city is a place people visit for its world-class beaches and resorts, but also for its nightlife scene, where the party never stops.

    For over 3 decades, it's been among the top spring break spots in the world, and many clubs see long lines waiting to get in, with one-price unlimited drinking a popular offering. Check out some of the best nightclubs in Cancún and make the most of your trip.


    Coco Bongo

    Lose yourself in one of Cancún's most famed clubs

    Coco Bongo is among the most famous nightclubs in Cancún where you can see live entertainment featuring pop culture figures, acrobatics, singing, and dancing. On any given night, you might see figures like Spider-Man, Michael Jackson, Beetlejuice, and others. Even the bartenders and waitstaff get in on the singing and dancing.

    If you feel the need to get up and move your feet, feel free to do so anywhere. Without a designated dance floor, people dance all over. This club is located in the Hotel Zone about an hour from downtown.

    Location: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 9.5-#30, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 6.30 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +52 998-883-2373



    Kick back at a lavish Indian-themed club

    Mandala is among the most popular clubs in the city and offers Indian-inspired decor, lush fabrics, vibrant colors, and an upscale sensibility and ambiance throughout. The club is gorgeously ornate, from the vibrant colors to the plush furnishings. The entire place looks like a lavish VIP room. The front is open to the street, and it tends to draw the hippest crowds from all around.

    This is a midsized club with a more upscale sensibility that is a bit less wild than others, but it can still get quite crowded and lively. It's in the Hotel Zone around an hour from downtown.

    Location: KM 9.5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 7 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +52 998-883-3333


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    The City

    Hip, hop, stomp, and dance at a stadium-sized club

    The City is a massive mega club with a capacity rivaling some small sports stadiums that offers live entertainment from international DJs and music acts. When you come here to catch a live act, whether it's your favorite U.S. pop musician or electronic DJ, you'll be dancing with 5,000 other people at the same time.

    Besides music acts, it has hosted acrobats and other types of live entertainment, and all music genres are represented. It's about an hour away from downtown in the Hotel Zone.

    Location: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Phone: +52 998-883-3333



    Enter a cave and party with celebrities

    Dady'O is a unique club offering a cave-like theme with music from famous international DJs, bands, and other celebrities who often host special parties. This club's exterior looks like a gigantic rock, with an entrance resembling an underground tunnel. The club's main room resembles a vast cave with rows of tables lining the walls of its several levels.

    This club in the Hotel Zone is a local staple and has been running for more than 3 decades. Long lines form, so be prepared to wait to get in, or hook up with your hotel's entertainment staff.

    Location: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Phone: +52 998-883-3333


    Señor Frog's

    Grab a meal with the kids, then conga the night away

    Señor Frog's is known all over the world and even has franchises in the U.S., so you can expect quality drinks, good music, and a sawdust-on-the-floor atmosphere. If you're traveling with a family, this one is one of the more kid-friendly establishments among Cancún clubs. It's famed for its yard-glass drinks with collectible souvenir glasses. It turns into a full bar and nightclub around 9 every night, and that's when the kids go home.

    Here you'll party with balloons, confetti, conga lines, and madness every night, with regular theme nights offering different attractions. It's in the heart of the Party Center in the Hotel Zone, an hour from the center of the city.

    Location: Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +52 998-883-1862


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    La Vaquita

    Get down at the Little Cow, where anything goes

    La Vaquita, or the Little Cow, is a newer nightclub in Cancún with a casual, open-air vibe that offers go-go dancers, an all-you-can-drink open bar, and liters of beer. The bar is decked out in red, black, and cow print, and it even has a "Let's Get Ridiculous" night that has to be seen to be believed. It's definitely one of the crazier and more uninhibited clubs in the city and appeals to those who want to get wild.

    Like many of the clubs, this one is located in the hub of the Cancún nightlife in the Hotel Zone around an hour from downtown. If all-you-can-drink isn't for you, drinks can be bought individually.

    Location: Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +52 998-883-3333


    photo by MARELBU (CC BY 3.0) modified


    Congo Bar Cancún

    Start the night early at an open-air club

    Congo Bar Cancún is a small open-air affair that offers a central location in the Party Center, a fun-loving crowd, and lower prices than many other clubs. This is a popular stop between larger clubs, but you can easily spend the entire night here. The open front lets you see how rowdy it is on any given night before entering. This club features shot girls, go-go dancers, and air cannons with confetti.

    It's located in the Hotel Zone an hour from downtown. It tends to open earlier than some of the bigger clubs, so it's a popular place to start the night.

    Location: Punta Nizuc - Cancún 210, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Daily from 8 pm to 4 am

    Phone: +52 998-883-2373


    photo by Rodney Damián (CC BY-SA 3.0) modified



    See if you're cool enough to get into an exclusive club

    Antique is the place where locals and visitors go after the party to continue the fun and offers late-night dancing and drinks as well as an exclusive clientele. This is one of those clubs where they decide at the door if you're cool enough to get in, and you'll find an upscale crowd of the hippest people here all weekend, every weekend.

    Antique is located in the Hotel Zone an hour or so from downtown. The music consists of Latin and electro-pop, and women get in free. On Thursdays, you'll pay no cover charge.

    Location: Av. Puerto Cancun Edificio DIomeda, locales 7 y 8, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Phone: +52 998-688-0568


    Capital Social Club

    Chill out at a club that locals love

    Capital Social Club is a chill hang-out spot for locals, offering buzzy music, table service, and good prices. It's a bit different from a lot of nightclubs in Cancún because of the laid-back atmosphere with tables where you can just sit and people watch instead of being shoulder-to-shoulder with other clubbers.

    Every Thursday, the Capital Social Club hosts Ladies Nights with discounts for women, and on Friday and Saturdays they have theme parties. This club is just about 10 minutes from the heart of downtown.

    Location: Plaza Galerías Infinity Avenida Nichupté, Av Contoy, 77505 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Phone: +52 998-167-5354



    Salsa dance among the hip crowd

    Mambocafé is a hot spot with cold beer and live music, as well as being the place for salsa dancing with Cancún's hippest crowd. Many of the patrons here dress to the nines to go full throttle on the salsa, bachata, and cumbia dancing experience, but there's no dress code. Every weekend, the club hosts live bands, so it's a good place to catch the hottest local acts and even some national and international artists.

    The club is located in the heart of downtown Cancún in Plaza Hong Kong. It's got a laid-back environment where everyone is just about dancing and having a good time.

    Location: Av Xcaret MZA 2 LTE 6 LOCAL 31 35, 77505 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Open: Wednesday–Saturday from 10.30 pm to 3 am (closed Sunday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +52 998-884-4536


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