the day Cancun is pretty laid back. That changes at night when both
the Hotel Zone and downtown start rocking with music. It’s all here:
salsa, meringue, flamenco, reggae, jazz, classical, disco, rock
and roll, hip-hop and techno. Many restaurants do double duty as
party centers with “all you can drink” specials and waiters who
don’t hesitate to get up on stage and dance in between serving drinks.
Discos and dance bars usually have taped music accompanied to high
tech laser light shows with the occasional live band thrown in for
good measure. The nightclubs, especially the Latin Clubs, all have
live music and import some of the hottest bands from Latin America.
Barhopping during happy hour (4 PM – 7 PM) is a great way to check
out the different hotels and evening cruises have a high-energy,
party atmosphere. For a taste of how the locals like to party head
to one of the Salsa clubs or check out the clubs in the downtown
area. There is usually a free evening concert in the downtown Parque
de las Palapas and close by are some excellent jazz clubs featuring
local musicians. Just choose your spot and you can dance until the
wee hours of the morning.
If you’re not into the party scene, there is still plenty to do
in the evenings.
of the finest restaurants are only open in the evening and have
live entertainment.You can go for dinner or have a drink in their
bar watching the ocean, listening to the music.There are also a
number of dinner-theatre places that have Caribbean or Mexican song
and dance revues like the Ballet de Folkloricó de Cancun that performs
nightly at the Convention Center.
For some real romance take one of the sunset or moonlight cruises.
Both downtown and the Hotel Zone have state-of-the-art cinemas showing
Hollywood blockbusters in English (with Spanish subtitles). Please
see our site for cinemas for local show times. Shops in Cancun stay
open until at least 10 PM. Whatever your mood, your age, your budget,
Cancun has the nightlife for you to enjoy. To help you make up your
mind, Visitcancun.com has listed some of the more popular nightlife
attractions for you.