Located on the northeast coast of Quintana Roo in Southern Mexico, Cancun remains one of the most popular travel destinations for both families and college age spring breakers. Cancun’s beautiful white beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water are lined with gigantic resorts, nightclubs and restaurants, making it a go to for anyone who is looking to have a good time.

For the college- budget traveler, and those who want to make things simple, most resorts along Cancun’s beautiful beaches offer all-inclusive packages which include all you can eat and drink for one package total that includes your room. This is a great option for those who plan on relaxing by the hotel’s pool and beach and not straying too far away. Hotels that offer all-inclusive deals include The Riu, Gran Melia, Oasis, and The Omni among others.

Cancun's beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water.

For those who are looking for a night on the town, Cancun does not fall short with streets and streets full of nightclubs, restaurants and tequila bars!

Among the most popular with college students and spring breakers in Senor Frogs. Famous for their yard drinks, students flock to the restaurant/ bar that boasts “Anything can happen” and “If we’re open, it’s Happy Hour”. The restaurant/ bar’s fun and energetic staff seem to always bring out the fun in everyone, often by feeding their patrons various alcoholic shots. After a famous yard drink or two, patrons can be seen being pulled up on stage to partake in one of the many competitions Senor Frogs holds throughout the day, snaking around the restaurant in one of the wild and energetic congo lines, or daringly sliding down the slide into the lagoon behind the wild joint. Open throughout the day and night, Senor Frogs is the place to go if you are looking to have a good time.

Inside the famous "Senor Frogs"

Another must- see nightlife attraction is famous nightclub Coco Bongo. Known throughout the world, for their amazing shows and performances, Coco Bongo is a nightclub unlike the rest. With a venue that can fit 1,800 people and nightly shows featuring acrobats hanging from the ceiling, dancers dressed as famous characters such as Beetlejuice, Spiderman, Marilyn Monroe and more, Coco Bongo will no doubt, leave you amazed. The show combines acts similar to Cirque du Soleil, Broadway shows, along with confetti and balloons. However, like most nightclubs in Cancun, Coco Bongo has a cover fee of $15-$25 so it is a good idea to talk to one of the countless promoters lingering on the streets, or your hotel concierge to get a group rate for larger parties.

Trapeze artists at Coco Bongo

Trapeze artists at Coco Bongo

Other than the wild nightclubs and bars, Cancun offers a wide range of fun activities during the day. Of the most popular are “booze cruises”, parasailing, jet skiing, banana boating and beach volleyball. All activities can be organized through the hotel concierge, and larger groups are usually able to negotiate a deal with these companies. For those who are looking for more of a relaxing vacation, the beautiful white, sand beaches, lagoon-type pools and warm, tropical weather make for a perfect setting for some sunbathing, reading, and “siestas”.

Overall, Cancun’s pristine beaches, tropical climate, amazing nightlife, restaurants and extensive selection of hotels will continue to attract hoards of excitement hungry tourists each year and prove to be one of the top Spring Break destinations for college students.


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