You desire a romantic, yet festive wedding with a photo-ready backdrop. Where better to say “I do” than a gorgeous Mexican resort?
Destination weddings in Mexico combine daytime elegance with a sizzling nightlife to keep the party going. From Cabo to Cancun, you’ll find unmatched thrills at Mexico’s resorts and nightclubs.
Resorts with the Best Clubs and Bars
Mexican resorts may be known for their swank bars and clubs, but not all destinations match up in terms of nightlife. The following are among the best wedding resorts for nightlife-loving brides and grooms:
Moon Palace Cancun
Moon Palace’s upscale bars are unlike anything else you’ll find in Cancun. The futuristic Skybar serves a unique Molecular Martini and provides hookah right at your table. Chic decor designed by Francois Frossard elevates the club experience at Noir, where you’ll find courteous staff and the perfect blend of music genres.
UNICO 20º87º Riviera Maya
This adults-only UNICO property brings classy nightlife to Riviera Maya. At the onsite Palmera Lounge, you’ll witness the best of the 1940s Cuban club experience, complete with sophisticated cocktails, a cigar bar, and special shows on Thursdays and Saturdays. Start the party early at Bar Balam, which begins serving bold drinks at 11 am.
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Live like a celebrity at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. The glam resort boasts several adult-only bars and lounges. At the Rhythm Bar, you can integrate classic cocktails into your Rock Spa® experience. Beginning at 11 pm, the Heaven Bar & Disco amps it up with a live DJ and a wild dance floor.
Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta
Secrets Vallarta Bay offers a uniquely intimate nightlife experience at its Preferred Club Bar. At the amphitheater, you’ll find the city’s best live shows after sunset, including an unforgettable rock fusion show. The resort hosts special parties for Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and several other occasions. The upcoming Casino 52 will include dozens of slot machines and electronic table games.
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
Whether you favor live shows or dancing at the club, Sandos Caracol offers everything you need for an unforgettable evening. Drinks and a show await at the trendy Theater Bar. Enjoy the strong drinks and unique decor at L´Elefant Bar, or dance the night away at the Los Lirios Nightclub, open to guests 18 and older.
While you can count on the above wedding resorts to deliver a memorable experience, there’s something thrilling about leaving the resort for an evening and immersing yourself in the local community.
The following are among Mexico’s most exciting nightclub zones:
Fifth Avenue Playa Del Carmen
Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue provides the best shopping opportunities during the day, and the best parties at night. For a classy night out, order wine at Romagna Mia. Stop by Kitxen for a cocktail and eclectic live music. If clubbing is more your style, you’ll adore Palazzo — a popular disco club where vacationers show their hottest moves not only on the dance floor, but by the bar and everywhere else.
Cancun’s Hotel Zone
The appropriately-named Hotel Zone is home to several of Cancun’s most luxurious resorts — and a wide range of dance clubs. Whether you favor hip hop, electronica, or Latin music, you’ll easily find your perfect midnight destination in the Hotel Zone. Check out the larger-than-life show at Coco Bongo or hit up one of Mandala Cancun’s legendary theme nights. No night out is complete without a stop at Dady’O, where you’ll find a huge dance floor and the best laser show in town.
The Pacific Coast boasts some of Mexico’s hottest nightlife spots. Cabo, in particular, is known for its party scene. Begin your night at the Cabo Wabo Cantina. Cabo Wabo mastermind Sammy Hagar (of Van Halen fame) created Cabo’s ultimate rock hangout; while he’s no longer a regular there, you can expect great margaritas and even better music. Other Cabo highlights include Crush Nightspot and the Nowhere Bar.
Downtown Puerto Vallarta
Another unforgettable Pacific Coast party spot, Puerto Vallarta turns up the heat near the famed Malecon boardwalk. Head to La Vaquita for tequila shots and a ride in the club’s beloved swing. The Zoo Dance Bar hosts some of Puerto Vallarta’s best foam parties. Prefer a chill night out? Stop by La Regadera for karaoke.
If your idea of destination wedding entertainment includes drinks with a live show or an energetic nightclub scene, you’ll be impressed by the options at and near the best wedding resorts in Mexico. Whether sophisticated, tropical, or edgy, your dream party scene awaits.