Cancun is well-known for being a party destination, but the Mexican Caribbean hotspot has more to offer than rowdy clubs and rambunctious twenty-somethings.
Of course, the beaches are the biggest draw for the tourists visiting Cancun that aren’t necessarily there for the party, but you still need something to do in the evenings.
So here are the top 5 unique shows to see in Cancun after the sun goes down, in case you want to skip the parties for a more cultural experience.
Cirque de Soleil Joya
Cirque du Soleil presents different themed shows all over the world, but the one in Cancun, Cirque du Soleil Joya, is the only permanent show outside of the U.S.
The show is based on Mexican culture and lasts a little over an hour.
It runs Tuesday through Saturday, with a week off in the middle of May, and showtime is at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $106 per guest.
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Captain Hook Pirate Show And Dinner Cruise
With the Captain Hook Pirate Show and Dinner Cruise, you essentially get a show and a tour in one.
The three-hour tour includes a sit-down dinner of seafood, steak, or chicken, an open bar, and a pirate dinner show aboard a replica Spanish galleon.
Tickets start at only $38 per person and go up to $110, depending on the dinner option you choose. The tour is available every day of the week and sails at 6:30 pm.
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Coco Bongo Nightclub Performances
Coco Bongo is a one-of-a-kind experience in Cancun that will remind you of a Vegas show in a nightclub atmosphere.
There are multiple performances throughout the four-hour show, which starts at 8:00 pm every night of the week.
Tickets range in price, starting at $79, depending on the day and what type of access is available, and includes access to the nightclub,15 premium or domestic drinks, and snacks.
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Jolly Roger Pirate Night Show And Dinner
The Jolly Roger Pirate Night Show and Dinner is another opportunity to have fun delving into the excitement of pirate culture.
The family-friendly tour includes a gourmet dinner, a premium open bar, and three and a half hours of swashbuckling fun.
The Jolly Roger pirate ship sails every day at 5:30 pm, and tickets are $115 per person.
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Live Music At Xochimilco Park
At Xochimilco Park, visitors can enjoy a deep dive into Mexican culture with a boat ride on a flat-bottomed boat that tours a network of canals with a Mexican fiesta atmosphere.
A Mexican tasting menu is included, along with unlimited tequila and beer, on this festive four-hour tour.
Tours start at 7:00 pm, and the cost is $143 per person.
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Cancun’s Growing Popularity
Millions of people visited Cancun last year to enjoy the beaches, sunshine, luxury all-inclusive resorts, and exciting nightlife.
And thousands attended these unique shows that will leave lasting memories of their Cancun vacation.
In addition to various archeological sites and gorgeous islands, shows like these are what make Cancun the unique and diverse vacation destination that it is.
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Where To Stay In Cancun And How To Get There
Cancun and the Riviera Maya region have hundreds of luxury all-inclusive resorts to choose from.
From adult-only to family-friendly, there is a resort for every type of traveler who visits Cancun.
Furthermore, there are over 40 U.S. airports with direct flights to the Mexican Caribbean vacation destination, leaving little reason not to visit this growing vacation hotspot.
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