Many clubs and restaurants are open for drinks for much of the day. Cancún doesn't offer much in the way of a gay and lesbian scene but downtown has a few nightspots.

Cancún Centro

Cancún Centro's clubs and bars are generally mellower than those in the rowdy Zona Hotelera. Stroll along Avenida Yaxchilán or Avenida Náder and you are sure to run into something (or somebody) you like.

Built into the Plaza de Toros are several bars, some with music, that draw a largely local crowd.

Zona Hotelera

The club scene in the Zona Hotelera is young, loud and booze-oriented – the kind that often has an MC urging women to display body parts to hooting and hollering crowds. The big dance clubs charge around US$55 to US$75 admission, which includes open-bar privileges (ie drink all you want). Most don’t get hopping much before midnight.

A number of clubs are clustered along the northwest-bound side of Blvd Kukulcán, all within easy stumbling distance of each other. Be careful crossing the street.