When visiting Mexico, the Playa del Carmen nightlife is hard to beat. Whether you are planning a bachelor or bachelorette party, or want to spend a night out with some friends, the perfect destination is waiting for you. Dance clubs and discotheques, fire beach shows, and sports bars make up a few of the many attractions in Playa del Carmen. Nightlife in Playa is concentrated to the bars along 12th Street between the beach and Fifth Avenue. A few local highlights you won’t want to miss:
Diablito Cha Cha Cha
Located on Calle 12, El Diablito, translated into English “the little devil,” sits in the heart of the action. A trendy spot to ease into the night, Diablito features special cocktails, an exotic sushi menu, and succulent seafood right off the boat. If you’re looking to relax, be careful, because this little devil really gets going around 11 p.m.
Mandala claims to be where Mexico’s nightlife was born, and this may not be far from the truth. Mandala has a capacity of 800 people with five VIP sections and a deck for smoking. Mandala’s ultra-modern design has drawn comparisons to the most exclusive nightclubs of New York and Paris. Opening daily at 9:30 p.m., Mandala hosts the most cosmopolitan crowd in town and is the winner of the 2012 Certificate of Excellence award by Tripadvisor. Come here if you like to dance!
Reminiscent of L.A.’s notorious warehouse parties, La Santanera features an open air bar upstairs and a discotheque downstairs with remarkable ventilation. If you’re looking to follow the party, La Santanera is known as the place to go when Mandala has slowed down. If Mandala is where Europeans and Americans go to get hot, La Santanera is where locals in the know come to cool down. La Santanera features deep house music and is located on Calle 12 between Fifth Avenue and Tenth Avenue. Come here to rub shoulders with the locals and enjoy a quintessential Playa experience.
Blue Parrot Beach Club
Named “one of the best bars in the world” by Newsweek, Blue Parrot Beach Club offers full service food and bar service from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. The waves of the beautiful turquoise Caribbean break literally just feet from Blue Parrot’s dance floor. Enjoy full-service relaxation on the beach all day as the club’s DJs fill the background with an ambient collection of local and international music. When the sun goes down, Blue Parrot transforms. With three unique dance floors to choose from, you’re sure to find the crowd that’s right for you.
Forget about chairs - at Pez Vela, a restaurant and bar located off of Fifth Avenue, the bar stools are replaced by swings. Sit out in the warm summer sun and enjoy a cold margarita while people-watching from this fun spot. This restaurant is also great for families with kids, or those who want to experience an upbeat atmosphere while maintaining their budget.
For a chic, ultra modern take on the Playa del Carmen nightlife, try Deseo, a rooftop bar located south on Fifth Avenue. This bar features a rooftop pool, and plays silent films from the 20’s and 30’s on an adjacent wall. Private cocktail parties for up to 180 people can be booked as well, featuring a DJ, catering, and even an open bar.
No matter where the night takes you in Playa del Carmen, you’re bound to find a spot that’s right for you and your friends. Contact Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen for more information about our dining and hotel services.