For those who are looking for an alternative to nightclubs, we recommend the Xoximilco Mexican Floating Fiesta – a huge outdoor party that happens every night. Just 5 minutes from the International Airport, 15 minutes from Puerto Morelos and 35 minutes from Playa del Carmen. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Quintana Roo. 

Cancun nightlife can be defined as clubbing, but there is a much more exciting world to explore. The best nightlife that is not club-specific has to be the Xoximilco Fiesta in the heart of Cancun. It’s absolutely fun and worth checking out if you’re not looking for the clubbing experience. Xoximilco Fiesta is a Cancun attraction that offers an experience you will never forget:

What’s included

  • Live music before boarding.
  • Tour onboard a traditional trajinera through canals (approximate duration of 3 hours).
  • Live music: You will sing to the sound of the mariachi, the marimba, the traditional Yucatecan trova, rancheros, and the boleros in charge of the “norteños”.
  • Open bar (tequila, beer, sodas, and fresh waters).
  • Traditional Mexican food.
  • Free parking.

Also read: The 15 most frequently asked questions before visiting Xoximilco Cancun

The fiesta will start on an interactive barge covered with colorful lights, mexican snacks, drinks and the coolest “Compadre”, an entertaining guide on board: true party professionals. Before boarding the trajinera, you will enjoy live music and you can also visit their colorful stores. Here you can pay for your photo package to remember the best Mexican party ever!

You’ll find lots of food, drinks, live music, games and family entertainment. What makes this event so popular? It’s much more than a party. You can actually get a party before you hit up one of the greatest clubs nearby for some late night dancing. The best thing about the Xoximilco Fiesta is that there are opportunities to meet people from all over the world who are just visiting Cancun or those who have been. Dance on the trajinera and take photos with your newest “comadres” and “compadres”, an unforgettable experience. 


  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes; we recommend that you wear long comfy pants. 
  • Use chemical-free insect repellent
  • Bring extra cash or a credit card for souvenirs and photos.

Cancun nightlife seekers are in for a treat with Xoximilco Fiesta! Visitors can enjoy great food and friendly activities all in one place. This is a must-do for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in Mexican culture. 

And the advantage of reading us will be the tips to be the life of the party: You have to be prepared for sing and dance “La Bamba”,”Cielito Lindo”, “El mariachi Loco”, “La Bikina”, “El son de la negra”, “El Sinaloense”, popurrís, sones, huapangos and an unimaginable number of Mexican songs that you are going to enjoy accompanied by live music; mariachi, the marimba, the traditional Yucatecan trova, rancheros, and the boleros in charge of the “norteños”. 

So, don’t forget to practice your Mexican gritos! Another good piece of advice will be to learn how to mix and prepare the best cocktails, the ride includes an open beer, tequila, rum, and vodka bar, with soft drinks and fresh flavored waters.

Xoximilco is not the nightlife that you are used to. It may not be a club but it is the best nightlife spot. It is not a club – it’s way better! Now you know, you can visit Xoximilco Cancun, which is open from Monday to Saturday, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and even some Sundays if you visit during the high season. Check out their updated calendar on their official page.

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