Nightlife in Playa del Carmen

If you’re staying in Playa del Carmen you shouldn’t miss out on its vibrant nightlife, especially since it’s only a few steps from Playa Palms Beach Hotel. No matter if you’re looking for a wild beach party, a bar to enjoy a drink or dancing off to electronic music – Playa has it all. Forget about everything for a little while, and celebrate life!

Step outside the Playa Palms Beach Hotel and head to the left. You will end up at the Playa del Carmen’s famous 12th street that comes to live after sunset. Three blocks with one club after another and cheering party people.


Coco Bongo

The most exciting club of them all is Coco Bongo at the corner of 10th Avenue. Expect the town’s best entertainment with breathtaking stage shows and flying acrobats, balloons and confetti. You can either get a regular ticket that includes open bar, or a VIP ticket that gets you seated at a table with one or more bottles of your choice.

If what you’re looking for is a more Mexican experience (music-wise), go across the street to the Salon Salsanera Raices. Dance to the Caribbean rhythms of Salsa, Cumbia and Merengue played by live bands. Ask at the front desk of Playa Palms Beach Hotel for your free entrance pass! They also offer free dance lessons every day from 9.30 to 10.30 pm.



Two blocks further down, at the corner with the 1st Avenue, is the multi-level nightclub Mandala, with a huge Buddha statue watching over the scene. Continue to stroll down the 12th street towards Playa Palms Beach Hotel, and on your left you will pass by the cow-themed La Vaquita Club, where after your first 1-liter-drink you stop wondering about the huge plastic cows hanging from the ceiling. These clubs play mostly dance music, Reggaeton and Hip Hop.

In front of La Vaquita you can taste delicious shots of flavored Mezcal at La Mezcalinna and above is the open-air bar Dolores YucaBar, probably with the best prices for drinks in the area. Dance to finest electronic music while watching the crowd in the 12th street.

Blue Parrot

Blue Parrot

At the beginning of the street, literally a few steps from Playa Palms Beach Hotel, you can party the night away at the Beach and Night Club Blue Parrot. It’s getting hot? Plunge into their pool to cool off! Next door at Coco Maya Beach & and Night Club you can enjoy all kinds of music, depending on their current event.

One block away, at the 10th street between 5th and 10th Avenue, is the spectacular Santanera. From the neon DJ-Jesus telling you that “you are forgiven” to the spectacular view from the top floor, and the excellent electronic music playing until after sunrise, this club sure is a unique experience. Ask at the front desk of Playa Palms Beach Hotel for your free entrance plus welcome drink.

These are only a few of Playa del Carmen’s many bars and clubs. For more information or to purchase a ticket to Coco Bongo, ask our concierge or at the front desk of Playa Palms Beach Hotel.

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