Cancún is alive with the rhythms of the Caribbean as well as the famous Mariachi sounds that, for many, is the sound of Mexico. There are plenty of venues in the city where you can watch live music and take part in the dancing.
The Grand Mambo Cafe in Plaza Hong Kong is renowned for its talented bands performing almost every night. It is also the best place to explore Caribbean dances such as Merengue and Salsa, so bring your happy feet. Near your Club Med Cancún resort you will find The Congo where the lively music leads to a - you guessed it - long Conga line of customers heading out into the streets every night. November sees the arrival of the Cancún Jazz Festival. Throughout the city you will enjoy some of the best jazz around from smoky tones to cutting edge improv featuring some of the world’s leading artists.
If you want a slice of authentic Mariachi then maybe the best thing to do is simply wander the streets as roving bands can be playing anywhere at any time. For more guaranteed Mariachi music head downtown to La Parrilla, close to the Musician’s Quarter where delicious food is accompanied by players at the top of their game. They may even take requests!