Must-see entertainment in Yucatán Peninsula

  • Fusion

    Playa del Carmen

    This beachside bar and grill stages live music, along with a fun belly-dancing and fire-dancing show. The fire-dancing comes later in the evening (around…

  • Turquoise Beach Bar

    Isla Cozumel

    Rock cover bands, some surprisingly good, play fun sunset shows several times a week. If you get tired of the beer routine, order a cocktail or potent…

  • H Roof Nightclub


    Part nightclub, part live music venue, the exclusive H Roof has emerged as one of the Zona Hotelera's top after-hours spots. On most nights, resident or…

  • Mora Mora


    Local musicians and artists gather at this muralled underground venue, which operates as a restaurant and gallery as well. In Mora Mora's rear garden, you…

  • La Verbena

    Playa del Carmen

    The self-proclaimed 'Fine Music House' hosts a wide range of live music, from hip-shaking cumbias (music originating from Colombia) to reggae and ska…

  • Galeón Pirata Espacio Cultural

    Laguna Bacalar

    This indie cultural center hosts live music, art exhibits, movie screenings and plays, while doubling as a restaurant-bar. Hours can be erratic, but when…

  • Pizza Papi


    Not only does this feel-good Italian-owned place make some of the best pizza in town, it's also one of the few spots in Mahahual where you can catch…

  • Woody's Bar & Grill

    Isla Cozumel

    Though the cocktails here barely pass muster, there are some pretty decent live acts – not only covers, but some nice original stuff too. The beers are…

  • Puerta de Tierra


    Incidents from Campeche’s pirate past are reenacted several nights a week at the Puerta de Tierra. It’s a Disneyesque extravaganza with lots of cannon…

  • Blúe Disco


    Strippers, drag queens and karaoke are the reasons to come to Blue, which is a bit far from the center near the Paseo de Montejo. Great shows and a casual…

  • Sound & Light Show

    Chichén Itzá

    Weather permitting, the 45-minute light-and-sound show begins each evening at 8pm in summer and 7pm in winter. You must preorder your tickets online.

  • Tribu Bar

    Isla Holbox

    Drop by the palapa bar at Hostel Tribu for live music, weekly salsa classes and Tuesday pub quizzes.

  • Centro Cultural Olimpo


    This cultural center on Plaza Grande always has something going on: films, concerts, art installations and other events, many of which are free.

  • La Terraza

    Isla Mujeres

    Drinks and food are nothing special here but if the Cuban salsa band is playing it's definitely worth sticking around for some dancing.

  • Cinemex


    Screens mostly Hollywood movies. Some are shown in English with Spanish subtitles, others are dubbed in Spanish.