Cozumel, the setting sun not only signals the end of the day--it
also heralds the island's laid-back nightlife, a sultry combination
of Mexican and Caribbean rhythms and flavors. After a day in the
sun, some visitors may want to wind down slowly, dining under the
stars at a beachside restaurant. Others may want to sample nouvelle
cuisine or regional specialties in an elegant setting. Those with
energy to burn can dance and mingle at one of the island's pulsating
discos. Cozumel has the range of venues to please all of these diverse
nightlife caters to active people, many of them diving enthusiasts.
Evenings begin early here; they also end earlier than in other Mexican
resort destinations. Restaurants are packed by 8 p.m. and discos
begin to empty out as early as midnight. (Many merrymakers prefer
to get a good night's sleep for the next day's first dive excursion
or sport fishing expedition.)
a comparatively compact area, Cozumel offers a selection of more
than 90 restaurants and cafes. These serve a range of cuisines,
including Mexican, Caribbean, International, Mediterranean, Italian
and Tex-Mex. Seafood is abundant--much of it caught fresh daily
in the waters off Cozumel.
spot to unwind after a busy day is at one of the outdoor cafes that
line the zocalo. These stay open late into the evening--they are
also popular spots in which to have a nightcap before beginning
another active, sports-filled day on Cozumel.
across the street from Prima Pasta heading towards the water. The owner and part
time operator is an exotic lady from Barbados, who has another place in Greece.
Small tables, 5 seat bar, narrow, intimate place, also tables outside in the
back, very friendly people, jazz, no dancing, open late, more of mellow local
crowd, than partying kids. Too small for a group, and most tourists would get
bored, my kinda place. - Rick
`n' Charlies (Bar) - Moved south of it's former location
and is now located in front of the new Punta Langosta shopping mall.
Fun & Games 70's-80's-90's music and food.... very busy during the
day when cruise ships are in town but if there is no ships in town
in the evening it is hit or miss. Also it is an open-air club and
can be very hot and humid so dress cool.
Salsa (not to be confused with the Salsa Club) on 10th Avenida
between Juarez and Calle 2. Looks great from the outside and promises
live Cuban music every night. I predict it to be the new hot spot!
Wook - Fairly new club that plays typical tourist fare music
it is upstairs and does not have a very big following so the dance
floor is not crowded for me to take my groups to so we use it on
Tuesdays - The name says it all.. It is a daiquiri bar with
in my opinion the coldest corona's on the island with a DJ and music
very similar to Carlos and Charlies. It is a club that is open to
the main square and on busy nights it can get pretty crowded.
Rock Café - typical hard rock food and drinks but the big draw
here is two fold. 1. It is an air-conditioned club, which is nice,
and secondly the band that plays from 10pm till close is absolutely
great. (Don’t think they play on Mondays)
Club - Jazz Bar and Cigar shop
Shake it (formerly occupied by Joe's Lobster Pub) - Av 10, between C Salas and C 3.
Cafe - Beach bar - On an anticlockwise circuit of the island,
it's where the tarmac road meets the east coast. Palapas-roofed
beach bar in the middle of nowhere, with a perpetual reggae soundtrack,
margaritas and moderately priced Mexican food.
(Disco) - Just before the cruise ship port. Cozumel's only high-tech
disco, with great ambience, a mixed US/Latin soundtrack and an impressive
laser and light show
Mexico - Dance Music and Latin Music. It is the second of the late
nightclubs downtown and is visited by ALOT of locals due to the
Latin music they play. It is located two doors south and upstairs
from CACTUS in the location of the old SCARAMOUCH disco.
Page Video Bar (Sports bar) - On the waterfront at the town
center, near Carlos `n' Charlies. Five separate televisions
broadcasting a mix of Mexican, important Latin American, and various
US professional sports.
there are other little clubs tuck away here and there just listen
for the music and you will find plenty of people trying to direct
you into their place and offer you 2 for 1 drinks and the such.