Having never been to Cancun or Mexico before I wasnt sure what to expect when it came to pubs, bars and clubs, but we were both blown away by the nightlife in the resort.
Heres my guide to our favourite places:
The name speaks for itself although you can get other drinks, why would you want to? When in Mexico you have to drink Corona and lime, and this Corona themed bar is the perfect early evening hangout.
For casual fun Senor Frogs is the place to head. It doesnt take itself too seriously and a bikini and denim cut offs are fine attire! Tequila and Margaritas are house specials, but I loved the froggi-tinis (especially apple flavour) and the ice cream drinks (chocolate mudslide yum!).
This club is blooming huge the largest in Latin America, apparently! For $50 a ticket (with free bar) its pretty great value a similar night out in Ibiza or even London would cost four times the amount! If you like popular music, R&B and live dance acts youll be in your element all night long!
Very popular, with an amazing light and lazer show, a night at DadyOs is a night to remember. Focuses more on the music (and bikini-clad dancers!) than live novelty acts (a la Coco Bongo) and is a great choice if youre feeling energetic and want to dance the night away to music from the 80s right through to now.
Opens at £10.30pm tickets from $35.
My favourite, and probably Cancuns most popular, club, Coco Bongo provides an out of this world experience. A mix between a superclub and a Vegas cabaret show, youll find song and dance acts, acrobats and much more on any one given night.
The stage set really is spectacular. Ive never been to Vegas but I imagine that Coco Bongo cant be far off for the level of spectacle and the quality of acts. To give you an idea, you can find Kiss and Guns and Roses tributes, flying acrobats, acts from Phantom of the Opera, Madonna, Frank Sinatra and Beyonce! Sure it can be a bit on the cheesy side at times but if you go with the flow youre guaranteed to have a fun and memorable night.
Opens at 10.30pm and tickets cost between $40 and $50.
One handy tip that we picked up from our hotel concierge was to always ask which club the hotel buses are most fully booked for that night. Each of the big clubs has its most popular nights and your hotel can give you a great indication of where people are likely to be (and wheres likely to have the best atmosphere!).
We went to Cancun as a couple but, after seeing how brilliant the nightlife is, Id love to go back with a group of friends. Best start working on the gang (and saving up!) for next year!