Party Vacations in Cancún and the Riviera Maya
Cancún, the towns in Riviera Maya (Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Tulum) and the islands (Isla Mujeres, Cozumel) are destinations sought after by travelers from all corners of the world due, among other things, to the fact that they have established themselves as destinations with vast entertainment alternatives. It is common to find some of these destinations among the lists of the best places to enjoy a party vacation, not only in Mexico, but in the world.
The set up offered by Cancun and the Riviera Maya as party destinations is just perfect. On one hand, there are paradisiacal beaches surrounded by a colorful sea, a warm tropical weather and the green of the jungle that make breathtaking landscapes day after day; on the other hand, there are the impressive resort developments and tourist corridors where restaurants, bars and clubs invite tourists to have the best experiences of their lives. Certainly, an attractive combination.
Regarding all the stuff that should be considered to plan a party vacation in Cancun and the Riviera Maya are:
Although you can always find things to do and, in general, tourism service providers try to keep a warm and friendly atmosphere in these destinations, there are more favorable seasons to partying than others.
In this case, the spring break in North America that usually happens between March and April is perfect to party. The flow of young tourists looking to have fun into Cancún and Riviera Maya increases considerably. This leads to more night events, more concerts and more DJs presentations, etc.
Summer is also an ideal time to party in Cancun. During this season it is even easier to find tourists who come from all over the world. Therefore, special events are organized more frequently.
Finally, the last week of the year is also one of the best to party and take advantage of all events planned to welcome a new year.
With such a wide diversity of hotels in both Cancun and Riviera Maya destinations, it can be easy to get lost among the different options. However, there are hotels that are more focused on building a party atmosphere. More than anything, the intention of keeping this in mind is to avoid staying in a hotel that has a 100% family atmosphere.
Among the best hotels to party are:
- Hard Rock Resort Cancun
- Hard Rock Riviera Maya
- Grand Oasis Palm Resort & Spa
- Krystal Cancun
- Temptation Cancun Resort
- Hotel Reina Roja Playa del Carmen
- Riu Cancun
- Sandos Playacar
Clubs and bars
If what you are looking for is music, dance, lights, crowds willing to get party and world class DJs, nightclubs are the places for you.
It is in Cancun and Playa del Carmen where the nightclubs of this region are located. In the rest of the tourist locations, the party places are smaller, tending to be more like bars.
Among the most famous clubs are:
If you are interested in visiting more than one of these places, there are packages that include tickets to multiple clubs for one night.
In addition to night entertainment, there are also some places that offer morning and afternoon entertainment, the "Beach Clubs". These places are the perfect alternative for the preamble to the night out. There you can enjoy the beach, the sun and sets of local DJs. Among the most famous in Cancun are: Mandala Beach Club and Coco’s Beach Club Cancun. In Playa del Carmen, among the most famous are Martina, Coralina and Mamitas.
To make your party vacations a bit more dynamic, there are different tours in which you’ll also be able to party while enjoying and exploring the sea and islands.
- Catamaran tour. This tour is about sailing along Cancun’s coast, even reaching Isla Mujeres. Usually, this tour includes open bar service as well as DJ. This type of tour allows you to interact with other travelers who are also looking for a party atmosphere, so it is a perfect opportunity to make new friends.
- Yatch rental. It is similar to the catamaran tour, just more private and luxury. It is even possible to have a chef on board. This option is recommended if you are traveling with a large group of friends.