Best Nightlife

In Cancún, Los Cabos, Play, Play, Play, Play, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

Whether you’re on the hunt for a high-energy dance club or a sophisticated lounge, these spots come alive when the sun goes down.


JOYÀ at Vidanta Riviera Maya | Playa del Carmen (pictured above)

Exclusive dinner and a show from Cirque du Soleil 

  • Created by Cirque du Soleil exclusively for Vidanta, the over-the-top show takes place in the on-site Cirque du Soleil theater that was designed and created specifically for JOYÀ by Grupo Vidanta
  • The show weaves Mexican history and heritage into the story while everything from the costumes to the set design reflect the colorful culture of Mexico
  • Custom-designed by Vidanta Executive Chef Alexis Bostelmann, the culinary experience mirrors the show with extravagant presentations and the original Moët Champagne Mercier, exclusive to the Cirque du Soleil Theater

Tip: Opt for the VIP package that includes an extraordinary dinner.



W Punta de Mita | Punta de Mita

Lounge-worthy beats in an eclectic atmosphere

  • Music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • The colorful Living Room Bar and signature restaurant, Spice Market feature different DJ sets while Saturdays feature the hotel’s resident DJ spinning beats on the Wet Deck
  • Special events range from Huichol Sunways, Bubbles & Beats and W Sessions



Glass Box at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel | Cabo San Lucas

A chic lounge with a modern take on craft cocktails

  • A stunning geometric cube designed by the Mexican architect, Javier Sanchez
  • Sip on signature cocktails infused with fruits and vegetables
  • Expand your palate with complimentary mescal tastings every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.



Mixology Fusion Bar | San Jose del Cabo

A hip hideaway with premium cocktails

  • Inspired by the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition Era, Mixology is found behind secret doors inside an antique house
  • Access is granted to those with the password of the night, which can be solved through clues published on its Facebook page
  • Open on Saturdays only from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. with the earlier hours featuring lounge music and a relaxing vibe and turning into a dance club with house music after midnight

Local Tip: On Thursday and Fridays, the bar turns into The Mixology Cocktail Club with Thursdays featuring Jazz and vintage music and Fridays, funky music.



CATCH at Thompson Playa del Carmen | Playa del Carmen

Come for the food, stay for the party

  • Located on the rooftop, the hip sushi restaurant transforms into a trendy after-party when the sun goes down
  • DJ sets, live performances and dancing in an energetic rooftop setting
  • Sip, Savor and Play features nightly specials from 10 p.m. to close including ladies’ night on Thursdays, Champagne specials on Fridays, a resident DJ on Saturdays and industry nights on Sundays



Coco Bongo Show & Disco | Playa del Carmen

An upbeat mix of entertainment and lively fun

  • Show-stopping theatrical performance with the high energy of a nightclub
  • An eclectic blend of a circus performance, concert and theatre show
  • Two additional locations in Cancun and Punta Cana

VIP: Grab the exclusive Diamond table for up to 15 people that includes a prime view of the show along with a special entrance, bottle service, a private waiter and more.



Mandala | Cabo San Lucas

Popular nightclub for late-night partying

  • Club-like atmosphere with upbeat music and large dance floor
  • Features colorful lighting, V.I.P. tables and resident DJ
  • Additional locations in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Playa del Carmen



The Nowhere Bar | Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas’ best kept secret

  • A local favorite that has been pouring up drinks for 22 years
  • While the bar is smaller and more intimate than a traditional club, it still boasts bottle service with a party atmosphere that stretches across an indoor and outdoor venue
  • The bar has never taken a photo of a famous face or published who has visited, making it a favorite spot among celebrities and models

As featured in InMexico magazine 2017.

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