Top Nightlife Experiences in Cancun
Though Cancun is best-known for its beaches and nightlife, you don’t have to pack your dancing shoes to have a good time. From sunset cruises to wrestling matches, here are a few ways to spend your evening in the Mexican resort.
Club Crawls and Bar Hopping Tours
Characterized by light shows, acrobats, and live entertainment, Cancun’s clubs can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. Navigate the night scene with ease on a bar crawl, which typically include skip-the-line admission and free drinks at hotspots such as CoCo Bongo, City Nightclub, and Carlos’n Charlie's.
If you’re looking for a more relaxing way to wind down, book a sunset cruise that departs in the late afternoon. Perfect for couples, cruises offer unobstructed views of the coast alongside live music and dinner. Alternatively, board a brightly-colored trajinera boat at Xoximilco Cancun to sing along to live music from a mariachi band. Packages usually include Mexican snacks, plus tequila and beer.
Mexican Food and Spirits Tastings
Get to know Mexican cuisine—from street food to gourmet fare—on tasting tours that include tequila and mezcal. Along the way, you’ll also learn about the history and culture of Cancun.
Lucha Libre Matches
Witness one of the most popular sports in Mexico: lucha libre. Cheer on colorfully-outfitted wrestlers, known as luchadores, with a local crowd during a professional wrestling match. Tours typically include a stop (or two) at a taqueria to grab tacos and beers before heading to the event.