The Yucatan is sufficiently infused with diversity to support venues for almost every taste.
Cancun is the nightlife hub, so to speak. Here you will find mega-clubs and a large assortment of other entertaining venues catering to every whim [including Sports Bars].
Playa del Carmen is more laid back but has a lively night scene along 5th Ave. The clubs are smaller here but situated closer together in the tourist zone so you have a great variety. For those looking to party as the focus of their vacation, Cancun or Playa del Carmen are the places to stay.
Cozumel has a large tourist zone in San Miguel catering mostly to shoppers from cruise ships and divers staying at local hotels. There is one disco and lots of regular bars [Carlos n’ Charlie’s, Senor Frog’s , Hard Rock Cafe etc.] servicing the afternoon cruise ship passengers and tourists visiting the island for the day from the mainland.
Isla Mujeres is really laid back and even though there is a disco here as well as a few clubs the island pretty well shuts down when the workday ends. The tourist zone stays open but many of the day visitors from Cancun leave and many people staying on the island retire to their hotels for the night. So things in the clubs at night are laid back, except on weekends and certain days during high-season.
Merida is a traditional colonial city and prides itself on its cultural attributes more so than say Cancun and its club scene. There are discos/clubs in the Historical Center tourist zone as well as many charming cafes and romantic restaurants. The clubs here have much more of a Mexican flavor as opposed to Cancun clubs.
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Cancun is a travel destination popular for its beaches, food and exciting nightlife. Here you will find lively action in discos complete with circus performers, giant video screens, costumed waiters, bikini contests, wrestling, light shows and lots more. There are of course many other attractive venues, ranging in size and tastes from the cozy dark lit clubs to plastic table cafes. Country Western, Jazz, Rock & Roll – they got it all!
If you are staying in the Cancun Hotel Zone you are only a short taxi ride away from all major clubs.
For more info see: Cancun Nightlife & Clubs – Cancun Entertainment
PLAYA DEL CARMEN NIGHTLIFE
Playa’s go with the flow attitude and laid back style can be found everywhere from Playa’s beautiful beaches to its bars and club nightlife. Playa del Carmen has upscale cafes, sports bars, discos and lots of quaint little bars along the beaches.
For more info see: Playa del Carmen Nightlife & Clubs