11 Best Nightclubs & Beach Clubs in Cancun During COVID (2023)
On the hunt for the best nightclubs and beach bars in Cancun?
Take it from someone who knows the area ;)!
A visit to any of the establishments I’ve listed here is sure to add much-loved memories to your next trip.
Have the ultimate night out in Cancun’s best-loved clubs, or relax during the day with a cocktail on the beach…
Whatever your style, we’ve got you covered!
Get the DL on what to expect, prices, and where to find them here.
Cancun’s Best Nightclubs
- La Vaquita
- Mandala Club
- Abolengo Cancun
- Coco Bongo
- HRoof Cancun
- The City Cancun
- Congo Bar
- Senor Frogs
- Hunter Bar
Cancun’s Best Beach Clubs:
- What Clubs Are Open in Cancun During COVID?
- Are There Safety Measures in Place?
- Need Help Planning Your Vacation?
After 2021, it’s time to blow off some steam…let’s go.
Music ranges from live music to Latin and EDM. Remember to follow the guidelines suggested and check the clubs’ pages and websites for any updates or changes.
All of which we have linked in this blog. You’re welcome. 😉
First up, let’s talk Nightclubs!
1. La Vaquita
One of Cancun’s most crazy clubs, La Vaquita means little or small cow in Spanish.
However, there is nothing little about this club, or its events.
With everything from themed parties to twerk competitions and go-go dancers, this is a place to let loose.
La Vaquita offers personal passes starting at $40 USD which includes the cover for entrance and a food and beverage credit.
An open bar option for select drinks is part of the beverage credit. They also have a bottle service pass to accommodate up to 4 people, starting at $250 USD.
Prepare for a crazy night if you decide to visit.
Music: Hip hop and Reggaeton
Hours: 9:00 P.M.- 4:00 A.M.; Monday -Sunday
Price: from $40 USD and up
2. Mandala Cancun
Yes, it is the same as the Mandala Beach club except it transforms into a wild nightclub in the evenings to keep the party going.
So, really a day here would be you get the best of both worlds!
With Asian-inspired decor, the fun here is in full supply.
You can dance the night away while enjoying the entertainment such as go-go dancers and fire shows.
Individual passes start at $60 USD and include like the other passes the cover fee and credit for consumption of food and drink.
Group packages start at $250 USD for 4 people and the price increases the more people that are in the group.
There is no way to have a bad night here!
Music: Electronic, Pop, and Reggaeton
Hours: 6:00 P.M.- 12:30 A.M.; Monday- Sunday
Price: $60 USD and up
3. Abolengo Cancun
If you want something slightly more chilled but still has a good vibe with music and drinks, then this bar is the one for you.
Abolengo isn’t as crazy as Mandala but it still has that party vibe you need to let loose and DANCE!
The bar gets raves reviews on its food and there is often live music.
The prices start at $150 USD for 4 people.
This includes the cover fee, a table reservation, and food and drinks credit.
This can be the “warm-up” or pre-drinks spot before heading on to the loader and more notorious nightclubs.
Music: Live music
Hours: 6:00 P.M.- 12:00 A.M.; Monday- Sunday
Price: $150 USD (group) and up
4. Coco Bongo Cancun
With three international locations, Coco Bongo Cancun is one of the locations for famous shows and discos.
There’s a big one in Cancun and a slightly smaller one in the more relaxed town of Playa Del Carmen.
It is by far one of the most popular clubs to visit on your next trip here.
They are the leaders in entertainment showcasing everything from acrobats to unique live performances.
The price may seem a little steep starting at $86 USD per person and going up to $126 USD per person but you get what you pay for.
They do have VIP tables you can pay for which I would recommend especially during the pandemic to allow for enough space and to avoid the crowds.
It’s worth it in the end because you pay for the entrance fee, the shows for the night, a snack and free drinks with table service.
What’s not to love?
This is the place to go for a night to remember!
Music: Live shows
Hours: 8:30 P.M. – 1:30 A.M.; Monday – Sunday
Price: $86 and up
Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 9.5 #30, Plaza Forum By The Sea, Zona Hotelera; 77500 QR
5. HRoof Cancun
Calling itself a private club, HRoof is a more upscale place to party.
As the picture above suggests this place is not for everyone.
They have a dress code and a more exclusive vibe.
If you’re looking for an intimate club, this is an option for you.
Music: House and DJ
Hours: 10:00 P.M. – 5:00 A.M.; Wednesday- Saturday
Price: not available
6. The City Cancun
This is one of the biggest nightclubs around!
It has three levels and has been around for 17 years!
This club is only open one night out of the week so make sure to check the days you are booking if you want to party it up here.
At the time of writing this article, it doesn’t seem The City has opened up just yet amid COVID-19 restrictions.
Keep checking back for updates.
Music: DJ (everything)
Hours: 10:30 P.M. – 4:00 A.M. ; Fridays
Price: Not Available
7. Congo Bar
Not to be confused with the Congo Bongo show, Congo Bar Cancun is a smaller scale version of Coco Bongo.
Congo bar has themed nights and live performances.
They have aerial shows and dance performers as part of their entertainment.
The price here is $40 USD per person and is straightforward.
It includes an entrance fee, shows, a snack, and drinks – great bang for buck!
A smaller club doesn’t mean less fun!
Music: DJ (everything)
Hours: 7:00 P.M. – 1:00 A.M. ; Monday – Sunday
Price: $40 USD
8. Senor Frogs
With such a recognizable name, it’s impossible not to know this place. Señor Frog’s is a Cancun must!
During the day Señor Frog’s serves as a restaurant where you can get everything from food to merch but once the sun sets the party begins.
Stop by day or night but especially at night for the club experience. They offer theme parties from foam nights to live band nights.
Music: Latin music and a little of everything
Hours: 9:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M.(for the nightclub, the restaurant is open at 12:00pm) ; Monday- Sunday
Price: not available
Address: Blvd Kukulcan km 9.5, Zona Hotelera CP. 77500, Cancún, Q.Roo
9. Hunter Bar
This isn’t your usual club. Hunter Bar offers a laid-back vibe.
This chill spot is great for backpackers and easy-going tourists alike.
It’s also one of the lower-cost places to party. Our experts didn’t find any cover charge which is never a bad thing. 😉
Enjoy food, drinking games, and good music when you visit Hunter Bar.
Music: A little of everything
Hours: 10:30 A.M. – 1:00 A.M. Monday- Saturday; 10:30 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. Sunday
Price: not available
If a more relaxed vibe is your thing…
Here are our top 2 recommendations for sipping a margarita by the shore.
1. Manada Beach
Mandala offers a beachside place to party during the day. This day club offers everything from lounge chair rentals to bed and villa rentals.
A club that compares itself to Ibiza and Miami, here you can get a tan, eat good food, drink, and dance on the beach.
Mandala beach has DJs, pools, jacuzzis, and more for people looking for a fiesta.
Chill on a beach chair starting at $40 USD per person in the family zone The price for an individual includes the cover charge with a beach chair and food and drink credit.
Going with a group?
Vibe in a Villa in the Villa Adult Zone for $1250 USD. The price includes a cover charge for 8 people plus a $1250 USD consumption credit.
If neither of those fits your needs, of course, they have other zones and prices available.
You can enjoy a pool party by the beach, any day of the week here.
Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.; Monday-Sunday
Price: $40 and up
2. Chicabal Sunset Club
This day club offers a unique experience.
Chicabal claims their “Magical Lagoon” location will transport you to a new world for a club experience.
Chicabal Sunset Club TripAdvisor
With many positive reviews, it even touts the ability to get on a yacht for a memorable view of the lagoon.
This is a newer party spot but already has two locations. Its second location is in Vallarta, Mx.
If you want to watch the sunset with food, music, and yachts check this place out.
Hours: 1:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. ; Thursday- Sunday
Price: not available
What Clubs Are Open in Cancun During COVID?
Yup, the pandemic made the world come to a grinding halt back in 2020…but this is 2023!
And we’re moving on bigger, better, and stronger than ever before.
Life is for LIVING!
The good news?
Most of the clubs in Cancun have reopened.
I’m dedicated to bringing you the most up-to-date and relevant info.
Sadly, some businesses were really badly affected by the pandemic and did go out of business.
So, those clubs have, of course, been left out of this list due to being closed because of COVID-19.
Whether they will reopen or not, time will tell!
The places included are the clubs with updated sites and pages that reflect they are still operating around any current restrictions in place.
I will update this blog accordingly over the coming months as the situation improves for everyone.
It’s time to get back out there and support the businesses we love!
Are There Safety Measures in Place?
It’s important to note that all places listed care about their guest’s health.
Each establishment will follow the recommended health and safety guidelines for their area.
Meaning the establishments will be at a limited capacity and will likely require you to make a reservation ahead of time.
They may also have earlier closing times than usual.
As a guest you agree to follow each establishment’s sanitation protocols which can include but are not limited to temperature checks, wearing a mask, social distancing, and use of hand sanitisers.
Most commonly you will just see reduced capacity and temperature checks.
Have fun and stay safe!
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