Playa del Carmen Night Life


Open from 8a.m, located on 5th Avenue and Calle 12

Deseo’s contemporary design and stylish roof top terrace caters to the 18+, polished crowd. The cool, eclectic atmosphere is courtesy of some of the city’s most prominent DJ’s and candid service staff. From the ample lounge beds, patrons can enjoy projected vintage movies poolside, while nibbling on shrimp ceviche or sipping on beverages from the extensive bar.



Open from 7:00p.m. until late, located on Calle 12 between 1st and 5th Avenue.

Choose from a delicious menu of seafood samplings or indulge in a round or two of gourmet cocktails. The retro atmosphere under the palapa roof comes alive each night with funky beats provided by live DJs as the hip crowd mingles into the wee morning hours.


Open from 1:00p.m, located on 5th Avenue and Calle 34.

For a fun-filled night of dancing and live music, we recommend El Boguedita del Medio. The live Cuban band lures salsa professionals and novices alike onto the steamy dance floor.  The mojitos are perfectly blended and free salsa lessons are offered twice weekly.


Open from 12:00, located on Calle 10 between 5th and 10th Avenue.

This underground, disco cantina offers an intimate indoor/outdoor setting with attentive staff serving specialty cocktails. Live local and international DJs spin techno and techno house beats which pulsate throughout the 3 levels of this popular after-hours club.

La Santanerra


Open from 10:00p.m. until late, located on 10th Avenue and Calle 12.

Coco Bongo presents Las Vegas style performances, premium cocktails and a party atmosphere like no other in Playa del Carmen! Impersonations of some of the most celebrated artists in music history, acrobatics and exceptional dance music are what you can expect from a memorable night in the city’s most stellar night club.


Open from 2:00p.m.-2:00a.m, located on Aviation Road in Plaza Paseo Coba, bordering Playacar Fase 2.

This neighborhood pub plays hosts to superb local music acts, offers an extensive cocktail list and a casual menu of pub food favorites. The warm and welcoming staff are happy to cater to groups such as a ladies night or those coming together to cheer on their preferred sports teams.

LA FE $$

Open from 11:00a.m. – 2:00a.m, located on 5th Avenue between Calle 26 and 28.

La Fe is a popular sports bar and grill among the locals, best known for its enticing drink specials. In house, a diverse list of DJs play reggaeton, house and rock classics. Pub tables line the effervescent 5th Avenue which give patrons the ideal perch from which to watch the colorful and interesting passersby.


Open from 12:00p.m. until late, located on 1st Avenue between Calle 10 and 12.

A feel good atmosphere awaits guests at the Dirty Martini Lounge. Take a break from Playa’s hot, tropical climate with a cool, specialty cocktail and chat with the fellow patrons and friendly bar staff. It is just around the corner from the city’s vibrant club scene and is a great pre-curser to a night on the town. Fantastic drink specials are in effect daily, including  2 for 1 martinis on Tuesdays.


Open from 10:00p.m, located on Calle 12 between 1st and 5th Avenue.

This chic club with an Asian-inpired theme, boasts a sultry main dance floor and roof terrace sky bar. Mandala is a must if you are looking for VIP treatment and a party atmosphere that lasts all night long! Visit their twitter page to purchase tickets and receive info on upcoming events.



Open from late afternoon, located on 5th Avenue and Calle 22.

McCarthy’s offers a fun-loving, pub atmosphere perfect for enjoying a cold beer with friends. Ample televisions and casual pub food such as wings and nachos, provide the opportune atmosphere in which to watch your favorite televised sporting event. The main stage plays host to Playa’s premier rock bands. Watch for tequila gun-toting staff who are  happy to shoot Mexico’s beloved distilled beverage into the mouths of willing patrons!