What is there to do in Cancun at night, besides partying?

Experience Cancun at Night

For years, Cancun has been a hotspot for tourists looking to party, but there is so much more to do at night in our lively city than hit up nightclubs. From indulging in fine dining through to sunset sailing and award-winning music, we are going to introduce you to the finer side of Cancun nightlife.

When helping our guests pick and choose their ideal schedules, during their Mexican getaway, we ensure they are familiar with the diverse offerings of safe, enjoyable and utterly fantastic events and activities available within our region. Cancun Adventures is always a great place to start when you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for, but you know you want it to be fun, well-organized and perfectly suited to your high expectations.

Shake up Cancun at night with either one of the tours below and then jazz up the remainder of your visit with the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. A combination of the three will be a treat for your ears, taste buds and eyes, as you take in all that Cancun can offer.

Luxury sunset sailing cruise

Luxury sunset sailing in Cancun at Night with Cancun Adventures

Set sail for the ultimate experience along Cancun’s awe-inspiring coastline. This two-hour cruise will have you swooning for the beautiful sunset, which illuminates the waves and shore where you’ll spot luxurious buildings and wonderful natural elements. Whether you want to bask in some alone time with your sweetheart for a romantic excursion or cheers with your friends, this tour will be truly unforgettable.

Sunset Cruise in Cancun at Night with Cancun Adventures

Enjoy spirits from the open bar, sit back and snap photos from the comfort of your seat on our luxury catamaran. Take in the Caribbean Sea with the convenience of being picked up and dropped off at your hotel. Snack, enjoy wine and cocktails, and relax away the evening in style during this upscale on-the-water experience.

Taste your way through a unique interactive gastronomic experience

Guests Enjoying Travelers Table at Night with Cancun Adventures

Prepare yourself for a dining affair unlike any other. The Traveler’s Table is one of our visitors’ favorite tours, and that’s for a very good reason. If you are interested in learning more about the types of cuisine that influence the flavors and techniques, which sing throughout Mexico’s most iconic dishes, you need to pull up a seat at Chef Eva Millan’s table.

Chef preparing meal at Travelers Table at Cancun Adventures

Taste your way through a variety of tequilas, wines, and mezcals, while your taste buds embark on a tantalizing five-course food journey. From the appetizer through to dessert, you will taste, see and smell influences from Spain, Africa and the Middle East all while enjoying the vibrant fare Mexico is known for.

The Traveler’s Table is an interactive experience where all guests participate in various activities, from a fun aroma game (in preparation to wine tasting) and cocktail preparation to giving the final touches to a number of flavorful dishes. It all starts at sunset with a glass of sparkling wine on hand and the captivating view of the sun going down at the exclusive Punta Venado beach club, located in the heart of the Riviera Maya.

The Travelers Table gastronomic experience in Punta Venado beach club

Best of all, you get to participate in this fantastic foodie adventure alongside diners from around the world. So, you will not only get to taste various cultural inspirations but take it in from the source!

Events at Night in Cancun

Turn up the volume on Cancun nightlife with the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival

Jazz musicians playing at Cancun Jazz Festival

For nearly two decades, internationally renowned jazz musicians and local players have blessed this festival with talent beyond measure. During the last weekend of November hit up the Playa Del Carmen beach and take in upbeat, romantic, sensual and vibrant songs for free.

Enjoy all the concerts under the open sky and with your feet in the sand at Mamitas Beach. Guitars, drums, vocals and dancing galore, the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is the perfect way to spend an evening in Cancun. Of course, you can’t forget to top your night off with a delicious meal and some spirits at one of the elite restaurants nearby to get the full nightlife experience.


For the first time, in 2020 the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival will be an online event only. Enjoy three days of jazz from wherever you are following broadcasts from Friday, November 27th to Sunday, November 29th, 2020.

Jazz Festival in Cancun 2020

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2020 Line up

November 27

  • Aguamala
  • Steffie Beltt
  • Xamán

November 28

  • Elite Band
  • Diego Maroto Quartet

November 29

  • Memo Ruiz Bolero Flamenco & Jazz
  • Natalia Marrokin
  • Pepe Hernández & Paco Rosas Quintet

Cheers to the perfect night in Cancun

Transition from days in the sun to nights by the sea during your Mexican getaway to see a different side of Cancun nightlife. Instead of partying downtown, elevate your evenings with tasteful events and activities that will help you create memories you will always treasure. Cancun Adventures looks forward to helping you plan your perfect vacation – regardless which times you want to celebrate, unwind or explore the beautifully diverse sides of Mexico.

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