Playa del Carmen, a great destination for those who love to dance

It’s well-known that Playa del Carmen is a place where the music never stops, ranging from music festivals such as the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival to BPM.

However, we know that for every taste there’s a rhythm, and listening to Chick Corea or the most famous DJs on the scene isn’t for everyone. Some have a taste for something more classic and prefer Latin rhythms like salsa, son and merengue.

Walking along Fifth Avenue, you’ll find a great variety of these rhythms and, most importantly, many places that offer a warm atmosphere and that honor the Caribbean environment in which they operate. However, not all of them have the authentic flavor that salsa lovers seek; that’s why we took on the task of finding the ideal options.


La Bodeguita del Medio

With this name that references one of the favorite places of Ernest Hemingway, perhaps the most Cuban American of all time, here you’ll find live Cuban music and Cuban souvenirs (cigars, coffee, rum). The mojito is very affordable; just give it a chance to get you in the mood.


Mambo Café

Tourists are very distrustful of franchises, but Mambo Café has taken care of bringing salsa to places it’s never been heard before (like Mexico City or the State of Mexico itself).

In an atmosphere of total party, with a great Cuban band playing live, DJ music, and attentive waiters, the Grand Mambo Café in Playa del Carmen has a true “salsero” style that true dancers will surely appreciate.



If you want to stick close to Fifth Avenue, the Salsanera is an option that even has classes for beginners, so there’s no reason to keep saying “I don’t know how to dance.”

With these three options you’ll have enough options to dance until dawn… or until the dance floor empties.

And so the fun doesn’t stop, you can stay with Happy Address, where you can be close to the best places to dance salsa in Playa del Carmen.




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