My Coco Bongo Cancun Review


Heading to Cancun and looking for a great night out? Choose Congo Bongo! I share my personal story of my night in this Coco Bongo Club Mexico style to inspire you!

Coco Bongo Cancun is the ultimate party spot! It’s not your typical club; it’s more like a wild mix of a concert, a dance show, and a theater, all rolled into one. Picture this: amazing dancers, acrobats flipping around, and live music that’ll blow your mind. They put on shows inspired by famous movies and pop culture, with crazy lights and music that’ll have you dancing all night long. Coco Bongo is where the fun happens in Cancun!

If you’re thinking about going, I share my Coco Bongo Cancun review below. And if you have any questions about this crazy Coco Bongo night club, I’ve included them at the bottom of the article. Do I recommend it? Yes! And you can get your Coco Bongo ticket here

Coco Bongo Cancun Review

Coco Bongo Show Cancun

When you are looking for the best nightlife in Cancun, Coco Bongo should definitely be on your list. Inspired by the film, the Mask with zany Jim Carey; Coco Bongo Cancun is a club, a cabaret show, a concert and a little bit of Cirque du Soleil all with a Las Vegas style!

Confused? So was I when I entered the huge arena looking for my seat for the ‘show.’ There were no seats – just people standing and dancing on a packed dance floor.

‘I thought this was a show?’ I asked one of the guys from the hostel who was already queuing up for the unlimited ‘free’ drinks that came with your hefty ticket price. I was not drinking, having booked a date with whale sharks at 6.30am the following morning. I was not getting on that boat with a hangover.

‘It’s everything,’ he shouted above the loud beats and people ‘wooing’ in the background. ‘Just wait.’

Now, Cancun clubs have a reputation for their incredible party atmosphere and being a place where anything seemed to go, I had already encountered a Hooters and a Hard Rock Cafe upon our walk from the bus stop. Now, I was about to experience the best club in Cancun.

‘It’s Spidy. Oh my god, it’s Spiderman, squealed the guy as spiderman swung himself onto the stage in the middle and paraded around for all to see. He turned to me and hugged me. ‘He’s my hero,’  he said.

I looked at him blankly. Was he for real? This was a twenty-something world traveller who was now living in Cancun and his idol was a comic superhero?!

He was now jumping up and down in excitement and his enthusiasm was actually becoming contagious.

‘Woo,’ I shouted from the stands joining in with his whoops of glee as ‘Spidy’ took on his green-masked enemy in a rather too tight latex rubber suit.

Moments afterwards, Spiderman walked past our stand and the guy (who for obvious reasons – spiderman fetish – will remain anonymous), grabbed him and handed me his camera to take the cheesiest picture I have ever taken in my life. I personally blame the unlimited booze.

Coco Bongo Cancun Review

Me being just as cheesy with one of the stars!

Coco Bongo Nightclub

Then it was back to the dancing and as Gangnam Style blasted out from the speakers, the camera panned in on the only South Korean man on the dance floor. His face displayed for all to see on the giant screens above the podium, where the impersonators and dancers take the stage. After a flicker of realisation he gave in to the chorus of:

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE,’ and began to dance in true ‘Gangnam Style’ with his Korean girlfriend even joining in.

Then, just as he thought it was over and everyone was applauding him, the song started again and he was off, riding that invisible horse for all to see.

As the crowd erupted when the song finally came to the end, the security guard who was guarding the stage waltzed over and shouted over the R&B beats.

‘Come and dance on the podium,’ he said, beckoning me to the side of the stage.

I glanced over at the podium that I had seen others girls dancing on which stood up high overlooking the crowd of people on the dance floor below. This is where the impersonators stood when they strutting their stuff to Michael Jackson or Christina Aquilera. It was now empty. The security guard was still there waiting for my answer.

Now, I have been known to dance on bars and even giant speakers and if there is a podium – you can guarantee I will be on it. I looked again. It was still empty and crying out for a dancer. I was so tempted but…

…I hadn’t had a glass of alcohol and thousands of people would be watching me.

I thought long and hard. I knew I would regret it if I didn’t – and that it was only 3 minutes of my life and I could say: ‘I have danced on the podium at the Coco Bongo Club.’

But just as I was about to answer, the security guard turned around and walked off, lost in the crowd. My moment of fame had passed.

Coco Bongo Cancun Review

My very own superhero

Is Coco Bongo Worth It?

In my opinion, yes! Not dancing on the podium in the best club in Cancun is going to be a regret I have to live with for the rest of my life. Did I let it spoil my night? Hell no, I partied until the early hours of the morning – those whale sharks were just going to have to wait.

In the words of Jim Carey himself, “P-A-R-T-Y? because I gotta!”

Until next time Coco Bongo…

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  • When is the best day to go to Coco Bongo Cancun? The best thing about Coco Bongo is that any day is great to go. During the week may be a bit quieter than the weekend. 
  • Coco Bongo Cancun prices. The regular open bar ticket costs from $113 which includes regular drink or you can have premium drinks for $120. They do have early bird tickets which can save you about $30 on a ticket. * Buy your Coco Bongo ticket
  • Is Coco Bongo VIP worth it? There is the option of a Gold Member ticket which has an open bar and is in the VIP zone. Wherever you stand in the club you’ll be immersed in the atmosphere but if you want to be closer to the action then consider VIP, it can enhance the experience with exclusive perks and better views. If you’re on a budget though the regular ticket is great too. 
  • Coco Bongo Locations – As well as Cancun, you’ll find Coco Bongos in Playa del Carmen, Punta Cana, and there’s also a Beach Party Coco Bongo Cancun too!
  • Which Coco Bongo is better? I have only been to the Cancun one so I’m a bit biased but the Coco Bongo Club Mexico entertainment is meant to be similar whichever one you choose. I spent time in Playa del Carmen and loved it so I imagine the Playa del Carmen one is amazing too. 
  • What is the Coco Bongo Cancun age limit?  As for age limits, Coco Bongo typically admits those 18 and above.
  • What time to get to Coco Bongo Cancun? The show starts at 10pm but it opens at 9pm. Arriving early ensures you secure a good spot to witness the spectacular shows.
  • Is Coco Bongo Cancun safe? Safety is a top priority, and Coco Bongo maintains a secure environment for all patrons. So, grab your ticket and get ready for an unforgettable night at Coco Bongo in Cancun!

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Coco Bongo Cancun review