Known for its white sandy beaches, beautiful blue water and incredible weather, Cancun is a popular vacation destination for those looking to soak up the sun. Visitors can experience Mayan culture, outdoor adventures, and incredible nightlife when they come to the wondrous Mexican escape.

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Curated By Local Artists

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Cancún, MX
Lumine Electi
Lumine Electi is a Power Metal Symphonic Band that belongs to the new metal bands movement. Born in 2012, Lumine consists of a combination of heavy riffs with symphonic voice quality and aggressive metal voices, that have given this band a reputation and fan base that continues to grow along the evolution of their music.
artist guide
Cancún, MX
Elefangs
Elefangs is a 4 member Stoner Rock band from Cancun, Mexico, influenced by bands like Fu Manchu, Kyuss and Black Sabbath, to name a few, Elefangs has also differentiated itself from the rest, by mastering a cross-platform storytelling format that has proven irresistible for audiences of the genre combining powerful guitar riffs with entertaining stories.
artist guide
Cancún, MX
Jet Jaguar
Jet Jaguar hails from Cancun, a city located in the Mayan region of Mexico. The band's name was partly inspired by the jaguar, a sacred animal for the mayan civilization.
vibe manager
Cancún, MX
Karen Burgos – Vibe Manager
Meet Karen Borgos, the Vibe Manager for Hard Rock Cancun

Cancún, MX

Area Guide of Things to do

Faith, Fight, Hope Race (Pinktober)

“A family event where all participants are invited to run for a cause! Our goal is to create awareness and rise funds for our organization, which yearly helps cancer patients within our company. Our share also includes providing live music to share the Hard Rock spirit all throughout the event.” – Karen Borgos, Vibe Manager

5, Carr. Cancun - Aeropuerto Km. 7, 77560 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
outdoors
Nader Av

“Nader Av or locally known as “La Nader”. This is where you can find some of the best hidden places in Cancun. Local bars, coffee shops, tattoo studios, art shops, vegan and organic restaurants, hostels. Famous among us locals and all the backpackers and tourists that want to meet in a place away of the main -sometimes overhyped- attractions.” – Karen Borgos, Vibe Manager

Av Carlos NaderCancún, Q.R., Mexico
food
Mora Mora
“An “underground” place that showcases original artists presenting street art and music every week. From DJs to hidden shows from local and international bands and artists, this is definitely the place to be if you want to have a real connection with the art and “hidden” culture of the city. It is located on a remodel city house with the stage on a back yard and little private rooms to have small reunion with friends, still enjoying the music from outside.” – Karen Borgos, Vibe Manager
Avenida Palenque 10 sm 62 mz 5 Lote 24, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
coffee
Rooster Cancun

“I love the Cappuccino ….with carrot cake, of course. All coffee beans are 100% Mexican, from Veracruz and the cakes are home made.” – Karen Borgos, Vibe Manager

Av Carlos Nader 102, 3, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Selina

“They have an amazing vibe, this is one of the most famous hostels in Cancun and the tequila bar sure is one of the reasons why. My favorite: Cold Tequila “bandera” style (a shot of tequila, a shot of lemon juice and a shot of “sangrita” made of spicy tomato juice). The secret is to sip this slowly, one flavor at a time.” – Karen Borgos, Vibe Manager

La Isla, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
food
Va q’ Va

“Great and delicious local seafood restaurant! It´s a little complicated to get there but totally worth it.” – Lumine Electi

Calle 107 Manzana 38 Lote 18 y 19 220, 220, 77517 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
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coffee
Café Andrade

“I love getting a cup of “Café de Olla” at Café Andrade in Las Avenidas Downtown” – Lumine Electi

Plaza Las Avenidas Av. Coba Mz. 2, Lote 3 y 4, Locales 17 y 18, 35, 77505 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
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bar
Route 666 Bikers Bar

“Route 666 Bikers Bar is great for when we’re not in the studio rehearsing and we really want to go out, listen to some live music, and enjoy a cold one with the guys. Plus the price is insanely cheap!” – Elefangs

“Route 666 Bikers Bar has the best 1 liter beer. It is so great to come to a place where you can listen to classic rock and find friends in a relaxed atmosphere.” – Lumine Electi

“Route 666 in Cancun is the best local bar. It has a simple small stage and cheap drinks. It’s a tradition to assist as a local and every respected Cancun musician has played there at least once.” – Sasha Cuevas, Vibe Manager

“It has it all: nice drinks, energetic rock bands playing every night, and evidently the well-known bikers-bar atmosphere. A great place to go if you are in Downtown Cancún and want a powerful closure of the night.” – CUSPINERA

Avenida Yaxchilán Mz. 17 Lt. 100, 20, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
market
Colectivo Caldito

“Colectivo Caldito is a local market project with many second hand, handcrafted, vintage stores and lots of delicious food. It’s located 10 minutes away in the south part of the city and usually they have live artists performing. Not bad at all for a small town!” – Elefangs

“Colectivo Caldito is a project dedicated to displaying local brands in their boho markets, which they usually set up once or twice a month in Cancún. There, you may find one-of-a-kind items, home-made cuisine projects, and much more.” – CUSPINERA

Camellon Calle Chacmool Esq. Av las torres, entrada a Sta FE, 525, 77534 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
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bar
Mora Mora

“Mora Mora is pretty famous amongst the locals. This venue is known for offering an opportunity to local bands for showcasing their original material. We have had the opportunity to perform there a couple times, and the energy of Mora Mora is unmatched when compared to other local venues.” – Jet Jaguar

“Mora Mora is a hidden gem in the city: it’s a small restaurant that doubles as a music venue. Its calendar is packed with music shows of all genres all year long, including some national and international acts every now and then.” – Elefangs

“A perfect place to get to know new underground local artists. They offer different concerts and performances each week, so there’s always something new to check out. Plus, the food is incredible!” – CUSPINERA

sm 62 mz 5 avenida palenque , Ciudad, Cancun, 77500 Mexico
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food
La Habichuela

“‘La Habichuela’ is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) restaurants in the city. It is located in the heart of downtown Cancun. We recommend trying their famous lobster for an authentic Caribbean experience.” – Jet Jaguar

Mz 20, Calle 10 Margaritas 25, 22, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
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coffee
Café con Gracia

“‘Café con Gracia’ is a very cool spot located in downtown Cancún, it is well-known by the locals. We recommend you try their affogato.” – Jet Jaguar

Tankah 69 Mza, 24, 77509 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
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bar
Amarula

“If you want to experience an authentic place where the locals go, Amarula is the place you should visit. Local DJ’s are often invited too. We recommend their Mezcal” – Jet Jaguar

Av Carlos Nader 104, 3, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
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