If you leave Cancun without ever going out, you didn’t really went to Cancun. This city is paradise when it comes to beaches and party. You will find party everyday of the week and I assure you will find any type of place and people. CocoBongo is the most famous place, but it is expensive and most of the times packed with people. I have other options for you.
Mandala Cancun: The best place to party all day long. You can arrive to this beach club in the morning and stay there until the night. During the day you can swim in the pool or in the sea, have nice drink and eat really well. The service and the music are great. At night, the environment changes. No more swimming suits, but comfortable beach clothes to party. If you like good music, good drinks, to dance all night long, meeting new people this is the place. Besides that, you have the beach at any time. SUPER FUN.
Mandala is that kind of international club, but if you are in Mexico and you really want a Latin tropical party, then go to Grand Mambo Café.
Grand Mambo Café: It is open from Wednesday to Sunday. This is the biggest salsa club in Cancun. There is live music from midnight on, so if you want to skip the “traditional club music”, arrive at midnight. Right now it is difficult to find a place like this in Cancun. In general salsa and tropical music club are disappearing. It is not a very expensive place (compared to the clubs in the hotel area), it has great ambience and you can learn some salsa steps by watching a lot of couples that seems that go every single night to dance.
Gay club in the heart of the local’s Cancun: The place is named Karamba and it is in the center of the city of Cancun. It is the first and biggest gay club in Cancun. This is a place where you can find all kinds of people, male, female, locals and tourists. Every night they change the ambience place and the focus of the party, so check the program in their webpage before arriving there!
Senor Frogs: Yes, it is a family-friendly restaurant, but only around 9 or 10 pm. After that, Senor Frogs turns into an incredibly fun bar. They have different kinds of party depending on the weekdays, so check the program or just arrive to have a surprise. This is not a common dance club; in Senor Frogs you’ll find the Conga line type of party. Really recommendable!
CocoBongo is not the only place to have a great time. Try local, try new.