HIPS DON’T LIE
If you’re in need of a holiday with a soundtrack, you’ve come to the right place. Playa del Carmen is sure to get you moving. Brush up on your merengue and salsaat Salon Salsanera, which hosts free dancing lessons every night. Learn the fundamentals of Colombian-inspired cumbia, with its soul-stirring African beat. And, to take your night out into the early hours, taste the tequila at the authentic Cantina Don PP before getting your golden ticket to Coco Bongo, Playa’s high-octane nightclub.
If mambo isn’t your thing – or you just want to rest those tired legs - take advantage of Playa’s fantastic live music scene. As rich and varied as its delectable food culture – and open day and night – it’s got everything from reggae and electronica to mariachi bands and contemporary Mexican rock. Chill out to Cuban salsa while sipping at smoky mezcal at La Bodeguita del Medio. Or hang with the hip crowds at Fusion, where live bands jostle for position with belly dancers and fire eaters. Playa is also host to the three-day Riviera Maya Jazz Festival every November, which attracts both local and world-renowned musicians alike.