Cancun Spring Break: travel budget, things to do, where to stay, and more!

Planning to travel for Cancun Spring Break? This travel guide covers everything you need to know about doing a Spring break in Cancun, including hotels, beach clubs, activities, and more!

🔗 Cancun Spring Break quick links

📅 When is Cancun Spring Break?

Spring Break in Cancun starts as early as February and goes through April. The main events happen during March, when Cancun will be filled with events and festivals with live music performances.

This absolutely means you can plan to go as early as February, but we still recommend March to be the best time to go for spring break in Cancun.

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🎉 Spring Break in Cancun 2023 Events

We update this post annually for events during spring break in Cancun, so save this post! Below are the events for Cancun Spring Break 2023:

  • March 20, 2023: Vinny Vibe at Mandala Beach Club (daytime party)
  • March 21, 2023: Alesso at The City – Cancun / from 10:00 PM
  • March 24, 2023: Cheat Code at The City – Cancun / from 10:00 PM
  • March 24, 2023: Midnight Circus at Coco Bongo Beach Club / from 9:00 PM
  • March 25, 2023: Rakata at Cancun Hotel Zone / from 10:00 PM
  • March 25, 2023: The Bongo Tour 18 hours of party
  • March 25, 2034: Now or Never beach party / from 9:00 PM

⛱️ Best activities for Cancun Spring Break

Hip Hop Sessions Party Boat

🕒 3 hours and 30 minutes 
💲 from $95 USD 

Get ready to join a Cancun Spring break hip-hop cruise with friends and strangers as you sail along the Mexican coastline.

In this Rockstar Boat Party Hip Hop Session, you will party non-stop for 3 hours and 30 minutes aboard a cruise that will have your heart pumping and feet dancing. Experience the city’s best hip-hop beats and be led by an experienced DJ who knows how to get the crowd going. 

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The best thing is drinks are provided throughout the journey, and there’s even a swim stop if you want to dip in crystal clear waters before continuing. 

Luxury Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

🕒 5 hours and 30 minutes 
💲 from $129 USD 

Cancun is one of the best places to experience a wild and fun Spring Break. And in this Luxury Catamaran to Isla Mujeres tour, you’re in for relaxation and fun in the sun.

Aside from being perfectly timed for your spring break getaway, this excursion will have you sailing along Cancun’s Caribbean coastline to Isla Mujeres. On board a spacious catamaran, you can enjoy an open bar and snacks all day. 

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Plus, with plenty of space to move around and lounge on large cushioned areas, you can soak up the sun’s rays and enjoy the cool ocean breeze! There’s even a slide for added excitement! Stop at two snorkeling sites to explore vibrant sea life and colorful coral reefs. 

And don’t forget about the gourmet lunch waiting for you aboard the catamaran before you reach Islas Mujeres!

Chichen Itza, Cenote, and Valladolid

🕒 12 hours 
💲 from $59 USD 

On this all-inclusive private tour from Cancun, explore the beauty of Mexico during your Spring Break visit. Aside from partying all night, you must see three of the most iconic sites in Mexico – Chichen Itza, Cenote Saamal, and Valladolid.

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Start your day with a drive through the Yucatan Peninsula’s lush jungles. Once you arrive at Chichen Itza’s ancient ruins, you can explore them alone or with a guide. 

Afterward, continue to Cenote Saamal, known for its man-made waterfall. This is the perfect spot to take great photos. Lastly, you will head on to Valladolid, one of Yucatan’s most beautiful colonial cities. 

Jetski and Parasailing

🕒 1 hour and 30 minutes 
💲 from $109 USD 

The Cancun Jet-Ski and Parasailing Combo Tour with Transportation is the perfect way to get your heart pounding! 

The tour will start with a thrilling jet ski ride across the coast of Cancun. After that, you’ll soar through the sky, parasailing 500 feet above the ground. 

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Safety is paramount during this tour, so a professional onboard guides guests. This tour also includes complimentary drinks and snacks, plus transportation back to your hotel at the end.

Xochimilco Park

🕒 5 hours
💲 from $130 USD 

On this tour, you’ll enjoy a night of music, tasty cuisine, and traditional Mexican drinks as you cruise through Xoximilco. 

Xoximilco is modeled after an ancient Aztec city. And as you board a bottomed party boat, you’ll explore the Canals of Cancun surrounded by vibrant decor. 

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You can also enjoy Mexican games like tequila roulette, mariachi bands, and fun activities such as live shows and karaoke singing aboard the cruise. Don’t forget that they will also be serving traditional food from Mexico along the way. 

And when you’re done cruising, you’ll have a chance to participate in traditional Mayan rituals before being dropped off at your hotel.


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🍹Best bars for Cancun Spring Break

La Vaquita

📍 Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

La Vaquita is considered the wildest nightclub in Cancun. This lively bar has been a favorite of locals and tourists, offering an energetic, vibrant, and friendly atmosphere. 

The nightclub is famous to partygoers not only because of how its crazy cow-print decorations stand out but also because of its great atmosphere.

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It has an open facade, great live music by DJs all over the region, and an open bar that features classic Mexican cocktails and unique concoctions created by their master mixologists.

If you are a fan of big parties, it’s a must to experience the vibe of La Vaquita – dance your night away, drink that tequila, and meet new friends throughout the night. 

Coco Bongo

📍 Blvd. Kukulcan 30, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Coco Bongo Cancun is a must-visit when you want to party in Cancun. It is in the world-famous Hotel Zone of Cancun, offering guests a Vegas-like party. 

Expect to see a four-hour show of dancers, performers, acrobats, and singers as you enjoy a night in Coco Bongo.

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They offer guests an all-inclusive experience of all those mentioned, with a unique blend of music and entertainment. 

Moreover, with the club’s illustrious lineup of DJs, guests can enjoy Latin pop, EDM, and a wide array of musical styles. They also have a promo of unlimited drinks that you can easily avail of! 

11:11 Club

📍 Av Tulum Smz 22 Mz 5 Lote 33, Centro, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

11:11 Club Cancún is one of Cancun’s most popular gay bars. It has been a staple among locals and travelers who want to enjoy a lively atmosphere with drag performers and good music. 

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With a mix of EDM, Hip Hop, and Latin vibes, the club also features exciting live performances and special guest DJs. Plus, you can experience delicious cocktails and a wide selection of Mexican drinks for an additional charge (aside from the cover charge). 


📍 KM 9.5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Mandala Cancun is an international party place famous for its state-of-the-art sound systems and incredible light shows. They have everything your party needs, from signature Mexican drinks to VIP tables and dance floors. 

Enjoy a night at Mandala with friends and strangers as they play live DJ performances for you. Special events are held every night of the week: ladies’ nights on Wednesday or international DJs spinning on Saturday nights. 

Dady O

📍 Km. 9.5, Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9.5, Punta Cancun, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Dady O is a renowned Bar in Cancun, known for its all-you-can-drink open bar promo. It is located on Kukulcan Boulevard, which is the place to go if you want to spend a wild and crazy nightlife while in Cancun. 

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The club holds a Bikini Bash Concert every Thursday and the SabaDady fever every Saturday. These events make Dady O more iconic among partygoers. Plus, the architecture of the place recreates a fascinating cavern, making it even more unique.  

With DJs playing the latest in Latin music over the speakers throughout the night, you’ll immerse yourself in Dady O’s party all night. 

🛎️ Cancun Spring Break Resorts

Dreams Sands Resort and Spa

📍Blvd. Kukulcan Km 8.5 Zona Hotelera Cancún, 77500 Quintana Roo, Q.R., Mexico
💲 from $376 USD 

The resort offers many amenities and activities, making it a perfect destination for Spring Breakers looking to relax, have fun, and create unforgettable memories.

It boasts several swimming pools, including an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, a full-service spa, a fitness center, and various water sports.

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One of the highlights of Dreams Sands Resort and Spa is its stunning beachfront location, offering easy access to the Caribbean Sea. And aside from being situated on the beachfront, it also provides easy access to Cancun’s famous nightlife, with many of the city’s hottest clubs and bars just a short distance away. 

While Dreams Sands Resort and Spa is not the cheapest resort in Cancun, it is worth the price for Spring Breakers looking for a high-end experience.

Secrets The Vine Cancun

📍 Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 14.5 Retorno del Rey Lote 38 + 38-b, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
💲 from $539 USD 

Secrets The Vine Cancun is an all-inclusive, adult-only resort located in the Hotel Zone neighborhood of Cancun.

The resort is famous among travelers, as it offers many amenities and activities, making it a perfect destination for Spring Breakers looking for an upscale and sophisticated experience.

First, the resort offers modern and elegant rooms featuring private balconies with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea or the Nichupte Lagoon. 

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One thing that Secrets the Vine boasts of is its world-class spa, offering a wide range of treatments and services designed to relax and rejuvenate guests. The resort also features three infinity pools, including a rooftop pool with panoramic ocean views.

Additionally, the resort offers a variety of entertainment options making it an excellent choice for those looking for relaxation and excitement during the Spring Break Season. 

Villa del Palmar Cancun

📍 Carretera a Punta Sam Km. 5.2 Mza 9 Lote 3 Continental de, 2, 77400 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
💲 from $399 USD 

Villa del Palmar is a renowned all-inclusive, family-friendly resort that offers endless amenities and activities. From the beautiful beachfront view, delicious cuisine, and luxurious accommodations, it’s no wonder why travelers choose to stay in Villa del Palmar Cancun. 

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The resort’s spacious and modern rooms feature private balconies or terraces with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

Inside the resort, you can explore its massive pools, participate in water sports, and relax on its beaches, full-service spa, and fitness center. 

Since Villa del Palmar Cancun is located near some of Cancun’s best clubs and bars, guests can easily access the city’s nightclubs and bars.

Additionally, the resort offers a variety of activities and events for Spring Breakers, including beach parties, pool games, and live music performances.

The Royal Sands Resort & Spa

📍 Blvd. Kukulcan Km 13.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
💲 from $340 USD 

Located on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the Royal Sands Resort and Spa is a luxurious beachfront resort located in Cancun’s Hotel Zone. This resort is famous among Spring Break goers and offers endless amenities, making it an ideal spot for relaxing getaways and vacations. 

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The resort’s spacious and elegantly designed rooms feature private balconies or terraces with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. It is also home to a beautiful white sand beachfront with crystal clear waters perfect for swimming or soaking up the sun.

On top of that, guests can enjoy an array of activities like swimming in its impressive infinity pool overlooking the ocean and enjoying its amenities (full-service spa, fitness center, and various water sports).  

Wyndham Grand Cancun All-Inclusive

📍 Blvd. Kukulcan Km 16.5-L-48, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
💲 from $264 USD 

Wyndham Grand Cancun All-Inclusive is a luxurious resort in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone. It offers an all-inclusive experience that gives guests everything they need during Spring Break. 

The resort boasts many amenities and activities, including free access to its big infinity pool and the beach, water activities, full-service spa, and fitness center.

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It is also home to a famous Japanese restaurant, bars, and lounges you can enjoy with friends and family.

Wyndham Grand Cancun’s lively atmosphere makes it famous among Spring Break attendees. And since it is near the beach and the nightclubs, and Cancun, it is a great place to stay in the region.  

🥙Cancun Spring break: where to eat 

Funky Geisha Cancun

📍 Blvd. Kukulcan km 15, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
💲 from $20 USD 

Funky Geisha Cancun is a unique, innovative restaurant located on the shores of Cancun. The restaurant is known for its daring fusion of traditional Japanese, Thai, and Chinese cuisine with contemporary Mexican flavors. Currently, it has three Mexican locations, with each branch having a unique personality, one in which Cancun offers oriental culture with a chic and sophisticated touch. 

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The menu features dishes like tempura tacos, kimchi quesadillas, and passionfruit maki rolls that will tingle your taste buds. But among all these, their must-try is the Crispy Snook in Thai Tamarind Sauce alongside their famous Caribbean Goose drink. 

You will need at least a budget of $20 USD to dine here. But overall, from the food, atmosphere, and quality of service, you’ll be getting your money’s worth. 

Rosa Negra Cancun

📍 Blvd. Kukulcan Km 15, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
💲 from $30 USD 

Rosa Negra is well-known for serving authentic Latin American cuisine. They prepare their dishes traditionally with a modern twist. Moreover, Rosa Negra’s lively atmosphere, with live mariachi music playing in the background, creates an upbeat atmosphere perfect for the Spring Break vibe.

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All ingredients in Rosa Negra are freshly prepared by their talented chefs, who use local flavors to create dishes. Their famous dishes are the Kobe Beef and their assortment of ceviche and tiradito. Don’t forget to pair them with a wine from their 300-bottle collection. 

For as low as $30 USD, you can already get a drink or an appetizer to start your meal.  

Harry’s Steakhouse and Raw Bar

📍 Km. 14.2, Kukulkan 1, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
💲 from $38 USD 

Located in the heart of Cancun’s bustling downtown, Harry’s is ready to provide a wide array of steak and seafood menus to locals and travelers. At Harry’s, you’ll eat in an atmosphere designed with bars, decks, wine cellars, and even a dancing fountain.

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Whether it’s their award-winning steaks or delectable seafood dishes, they only use the freshest ingredients.

They even have a raw bar featuring fresh oysters and other delicacies that will tantalize your taste buds. But one dish that you should take advantage of is their tomahawk steak, paired with some cocktails and wine. 

Crab House

📍 Blvd. Kukulcan Km 14.7, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
💲 from $42 USD 

Crab House Cancun is a famous seafood restaurant that offers the area’s freshest seafood dishes in a vibrant atmosphere. It is renowned for serving up traditional Mexican seafood platters with a unique twist.

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Crab House Cancun has every seafood dish ready, from flavorful shrimp ceviche to freshly-grilled octopus tacos. Not only are the flavors on point but each plate is beautifully presented so you can take in every sight before taking that first bite. 

And, of course, there’s also a fantastic selection of drinks to choose from as you enjoy your meal.

El Timon de Cancun

📍 km. 9.5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
💲 from $11 USD 

El Timon de Cancun is a family restaurant that opened back in 1978. This lively restaurant is famous among travelers in Cancun for Spring Break to spice up their food experience because of its vibrant colors, authentic cuisine, and friendly staff. 

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Not only will you get a unique atmosphere, but you will also experience traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist. They have maintained their original recipes, all inspired by Caribbean flavors. 

Enjoy classic favorites such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and chilaquiles. There are also all sorts of specialty dishes, including signature appetizers like guacamole prepared tableside and chalupas con tinga. For those with a sweet tooth, there’s an array of delightful desserts like flan and churros con chocolate.

⁉️ Cancun Spring Break FAQs

Spring break in Cancun typically falls during the months of mid-February to April.  That means if you’re planning your trip between these months, expect that Cancun will be electric and lively – live music, wild parties on the beach, and a laid-back atmosphere with lots of opportunities for fun activities like snorkeling or bungee jumping everywhere. 

Definitely! Cancun is one of the hottest destinations for college students and travelers looking for a place to spend their Spring Break.  Cancun offers beautiful beaches and warm weather, exciting nightlife, and a wide range of activities and attractions, making it a perfect destination for those looking to party, relax, or explore. 

You can spend days soaking up the sun or zip-lining through lush jungles when you need a break from partying. Plus, enjoy your days partying on cruises and at nightclubs all night long. So whether you’re in it for the party or just want some sun and relaxation, Cancun is a great place to spend Spring Break. 

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like in Cancun during Spring Break, picture warm, lively, and energetic days. Cancun during Spring Break is full of events and activities, such as beach parties, music festivals, and water sports, that cater to Spring Break visitors.

The city has a vibrant atmosphere with bars and clubs opening their doors to party goers worldwide and many restaurants open late, offering special deals and promotions to attract Spring Breakers. Additionally, the city streets of Cancun are filled with vendors, so expect to hear music pumping through speakers day and night.

March is one of the peak months for tourism in Cancun, and it’s also a popular time for Spring Breakers to visit the city. But while the city can be busy, it’s not necessarily “crazy.”  

Cancun can be crowded and lively during this time, with many people enjoying the beaches, nightlife, and other attractions. From all-night beach parties to waterparks, there’s always something to do.

Additionally, Cancun is not just a famous Spring Break destination but is also renowned for families who want to go on a summer vacation. That being said, there are areas of the city that are more peaceful and secluded, such as some of the quieter beaches or nature reserves. 

Yes, many college kids (mainly from America and Canada) visit Cancun for Spring Break. Many universities and colleges in the mentioned countries have Spring Breaks in February, March, or April, so many college kids travel to Cancun during those times. 

During Spring break,  Cancun offers various activities and attractions catering to college students. And this is the chance for them to get away and explore new places.  From beach parties, music festivals, and water sports, Cancun has prepared everything for the event.

If you’re looking to avoid the crowd and high prices associated with Spring Break, it’s best to avoid traveling from mid-February to April.

These months are considered the high season with large crowds and inflated prices. It is the peak tourist season south of the border, especially Cancun, due to the fantastic weather in springtime. Moreover, most college kids visit Cancun to enjoy all-inclusive resorts and wild nights at bars and clubs. 

 Although, some parts of Mexico are relatively quiet because of the Spring Break. Make sure to research ahead and check the travel advisories for Mexico. 

Cancun and Cabo San Lucas are both popular Spring Break destinations in Mexico. Comparing these two popular destinations, each has its unique features and attractions. 

Ultimately, which is “better” for Spring Break depends on your preferences and priorities.

Cancun is known for its beautiful beaches, warm weather, and vibrant nightlife. The city offers many activities and attractions, including beach parties, music festivals, and water sports.  It is also home to many hotels, resorts, and tour companies that cater specifically to Spring Breakers, with many offering special deals and packages during this time. So, when it comes to nightlife, Cancun is the clear winner. 

Meanwhile, Cabo may have fewer clubs but has a more laid-back atmosphere with plenty of beachfront bars where you can sip margaritas as you watch the sunset over the ocean. Cabo is also known for its scenic natural beauty, stunning rock formations, and picturesque coastline. Although it also has a thriving nightlife scene, it’s generally considered less wild than Cancun’s.

Overall, it all depends on your personal preference on whether you choose Cancun or Cabo for your Spring Break Vacation. 

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