Nightlife Guide; Cozumel Mexico!
Cozumel nightlife is alive and well! And new venues are constantly changing. Most veterans of the island will remember "Joe's" as being the only live music venue here. However, a lot has changed since the fantastic "80's"! Below you will find every nightlife, live music venue on the Cozumel July 23rd 2015. I will of course update this page as things change. Also, make sure to check out the slide show link at the bottom of the page for more pictures of all of these nightlife venues.
There is a new beach club on Cozumel called Skyreef beach! What is new and exciting about it is that it not only is one of the best shore snorkeling beaches and has a great "vibe" that is eco friendly but they also have some stellar tallent. From Thursday thru Saturday from 3:00 PM till 6:00 PM they have a band whos singer sounds exactly like the lead singer from Gypsy Kings! And the guitar player is also very talented. If you would like to check out their web site click here!
On Sunday's you can "salsa" to the sounds of Aquino Y Su Banda; the best Salsa Band on the island for over a decade. Below is a video I took of Aquino a while back.
If you are looking for the perfect night time beach club you will love Tapatapita Denmedio! You can learn to dance traditional Cuban or "Salsa Lime" on Fridays from 9:30 till 11:00!
From 11:00 pm until as late as 3:00 am move your hips to the afro-salsa rhythms of Jorge Aquino Y La Banda Fuerza Latina. They do get around!
Jorge who plays the trombone and is the musical director actually graduated from the prestigious Cuban Music conservatory. This is a must see band if you want to hear great Salsa while on the island.
The address is Costera Sur KM 2.85 (across from Papa Hogs)
The Corona Sports bar will give you a real shot of local culture. The band (Karma) plays on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights now. Most sets at all clubs are 45 minutes on stage followed by 15 to 20 minutes off stage.
Corona Sports bar is mainly known for being less expensive then all the other bars in town as it relates to drinks. The kitchen closes at 12 midnight.
The Corona bar is now located in Plaza California, between Casa Denis and Melody on 1 ra calle (the pedestrian walk going east/west on the north side of the town square) between 5th and 10th Avenue. You can spot the flag in front.
Bamboo ceilings with an imported beach with a totally great Salsa band make Tiki Tok one of the best live music Salsa venues on the island; without a doubt!
Music is live from 10:00 pm till 2:00 am on Thursday and 11:00 pm till 3:00 am on Friday and Saturday.
The house band is called "La Explosion Latina". They definitely get the house hopping. This is the perfect place to dance on a packed dance floor!
Tiki Tok is located on the water front (Melgar) between Calle 2 and 4. Second floor. Or just follow the music when you get close!
Aside from the new location and larger size, the new Hard Rock Cafe is about the same as the old. The new location allows them to capitalize on the cruise ship passengers coming and going.
Señor Frogs is more of a DJ music venue then a live music venue; but takes the top spot as the islands premier "meat market"! Lots of land sharks here!
Music starts at 11:00 with the four piece house band playing (named "Devine"). They play three sets on Friday and Saturday nights. The sets last 1/2 hour with 1 hour in between with the bump and grind music that you would expect.
Señor Frogs is now located on the first level where the old Carlos n' Charlie's use to be (also owned by the same company) and is part of the Punta Langosta shopping center.
Every Sunday the Town Square comes alive! If you really want to get the flavor and culture of Cozumel this is a must see event.
There is a band that plays in a Gazebo just as they have done for decades. Only these days they actually sound MUCH better. I highly recommend this for families and children of ALL ages!
Music in the square is always on Sunday starting at 9:00 PM. And there are always special events during the high season too; especially during Carnival!
You can also catch some stage acts in the new Plaza in front of the Palacio. Across from Margaritaville.
If you are in the mood to drink beer and not sure what flavor you want, this is the place for you! With beers from over 30 countries to choose from, you are sure to find a flavor that is just right for you!
To take a look at more pictures of the nightlife and clubs featured in this article, just click here!
I hope that you will find this live music guide helpful and entertaining! Just please remember to drink responsibly and have a designated driver. I've heard that the Mexican jail here on Cozumel is not exactly owned by the Marriott Corporation!