Mexico Vacations and Resorts that are the Life of the Fiesta

Sólo se vive una vez. So it doesn’t have the same ring as YOLO, but you get the point.

Where better to celebrate the beauty of life than these party resorts on Mexico’s most pristine sandy stretches? We asked our fellow Despacito lovers over on trivago magazine Mexico and found the best party resorts for your Mexican vacation this winter (or March Break). They have everything you need to spend a legendary sun escape, we’re talking: spectacular swimming pools, all-night entertainment, top tunes to bump and grind to and endless drinks. If that is what you’re looking for, keep reading because you’re going to like the sound of these Mexican resorts…

ME Cabo


The ME Cabo, located in the heart of the Cabo San Lucas hotel zone, covers a large part of Medano Beach and is the perfect setting to let loose all that party energy we know you’ve holding onto since boarding the plane.

From the decoration to the amenities, the hotel speaks to the needs of party lovers at large. The hotel has a huge swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and beach beds where the action is during the day, and where you can take advantage of their Happy Hour from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Around the pool, there is always a live DJ, and you can enjoy delicious cocktails that will make time fly by until the next day.

As soon as the sun begins to set, don’t think that things get any quieter. An array of events, parties and celebrations are open to guests looking to go hard. On weekends you can go to the hotel’s Passion Night Club, where the party on your Mexican vacation doesn’t end until the last guest leaves.

If you’re tired after dancing ’til dawn, we recommend ordering a tasty michelada and heading to the Yhi spa, where you’ll come out as good as new after one of their exclusive massages using local techniques. The spa also has a temazcal (Native American sweat lodge) that will purify you and spit you out ready to keep partying.

Depending on your preferences, we suggest that you choose the location wisely: the rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the swimming pool, which makes them perfect for guests who want to go straight to the party, while the rooms on the upper floors are perfect for relaxing with their prime panoramic view of the Arch of Cabo San Lucas. The Power and Social Suites have everything you need to throw your own party, like private patios and Jacuzzis in the rooms.

Me Cabo by Meliá

Top rated
Cabo San Lucas
8.7 Excellent (716 reviews)

Krystal Cancun


This gorgeous resort is located in the Punta Cancun area, known as the entertainment hub of the city. Its location makes it the perfect accommodation for long nights of partying and entire days by the beach. But that’s not all, this hotel is one of the few that overlooks both the sea and the lagoon.

When you get to the hotel, we bet you’re going to beeline it straight to the infinity pool. It has two poolside bars, and if you go during peak season, you can also enjoy the beach bar, perfect for starting up the party as soon as you arrive.

An obvious centrepiece of the Krystal Cancun hotel is its sparkling marble stairs. White walls and floors give the lobby a sophisticated touch, while the bar decor breathes a chic and modern vibe into the space.

Piece together the story of the night before over the hotel’s continental breakfast. Or go for the full gossip hour by signing up for the all-inclusive plan.

The Krystal Cancun and the Oasis Cancun are firmly planted on the March Break and Spring Break circuit. Expect to make plenty of new friends from across Canada, the States and beyond…

Krystal Grand Cancun All Inclusive

7.8 Good (8268 reviews)

Grand Oasis Palm Resort & Spa


Beach vacation away with your crew? The Grand Oasis Palm Resort & Spa is your answer. Its distinctive pyramid shape stands out on Boulevard Kukulkan, making it easy to recognize on the drive in. This hotel is known as THE hotel to go for March Break thanks to an unbreakable party reputation and for housing a large portion of springtime visitors.

The Grand Oasis Cancun hotel differs from the Oasis Cancun hotel in that it offers a more exclusive experience with different amenities, namely the widest variety of restaurants in Cancun, and a slightly more relaxed atmosphere. The best thing about staying here is that you have access to all the facilities and parties at the neighbouring Oasis Cancun hotel on your Mexican vacation.

This resort has the largest swimming pool in Cancun at a modest 437 yards. You’ll never run out of drinks around the pool, with 14 bars where you’ll find most guests spending their day.

There is a huge stage on this hotel’s beach, which is the centre of attention during peak season. The hotel has 50 entertainers ranging from singers and dancers to comedians, all of whom are experts at showing you the time of your life.

Friendly Vallarta

The Friendly Vallarta hotel is one of the most loved hotels in Puerto Vallarta for vacationing with friends. The hotel has all-inclusive packages that are the top-of-mind among young travellers (psst… the two bars are also included)

The swimming pools have a marvellous beach view and with one of them being exclusive to adults. They also have two Jacuzzis that are perfect for enjoying a drink while you relax. And don’t worry about not being able to upload your photos as the hotel has free WiFi all around.

Listen up, brides-to-be. Friendly Vallarta has special packages for bachelorette parties that have everything you need, including t-shirts for your group, a night out to the club with open bar, and everything included at the hotel.

Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences

Puerto Vallarta
8.0 Very good (6630 reviews)

The Cid Castilla Beach

Well-known for being a meeting point for American partyers, this hotel in the Golden Zone of Mazatlan is close to all the bars and clubs in the city, so you won’t have to waste time getting back to the hotel after a long night of partying.

If you stay at this huge hotel, you’ll have direct access to Gaviotas Beach, which is one of the most popular in the area. People come here during peak season to listen to good music and hang out. The hotel also has daytime activities on the beach, a Mexican vacation If you’d rather have fun at the hotel, you can enjoy the largest swimming pool in Mazatlan.

When the sun sets you can take advantage of the live entertainment that the hotel puts on every day right outside your hotel room door. Another reason partygoers love this hotel is that it offers all inclusive packages so you’ll always have a drink in your hand and all the food your eyes (and stomach) desire.

El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel

7.6 Good (2488 reviews)

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta


At the intersection of a global hotel chain with a wild rep and a prime location in one of Mexico’s hottest destination, you’ll find something like the perfect place to party with your friends. Hard Rock Hotels are well-known for attracting young people looking to party, and this hotel lives up to its reputation.

As soon as you arrive in the lobby, you’ll be amazed by the mural of Carlos Santana made of hundreds of album covers. The hotel is decked out with sleek furnishings, and its facilities are full of collectibles and musical instruments, which will make you feel rock & roll like only Hard Rock can.

The spacious rooms are of course decorated with song lyrics. Each room at this Vallarta resort has a double Jacuzzi that’s perfect for relaxing. But your favourite part of the room will be the drink dispenser with the best brands of liquor, so you won’t even have to leave the room to start the party.

Once you peel yourselves away from the private jacuzzi and the confines of your sumptuous room, visit any of the hotel’s three bars; one of which is in the swimming pool and keeps visitors busy with entertainment and lots of music. When the sun goes down, go to the hotel’s outdoor amphitheater where you can see concerts, shows and live music every day of the week. And don’t worry about your drink, the hotel offers bar service during shows.

The best part is that if you book the Jetsetter package, the food, drinks, room service, use of the drink dispenser and mini-bar in the room are all included.

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

Nuevo Vallarta
8.4 Very good (2623 reviews)

Copacabana Beach Acapulco

Located on Avenida Costera, this hotel is where all the action in Acapulco happens. The Golden Zone is known internationally as the most active area of the city where you will find countless restaurants, bars, and clubs that will keep you entertained for days.

Inside the hotel you’ll have a great time at any of its four bars: Las Margaritas and Kontiki are located next to the swimming pool, Agave is in the hotel lobby, and Tequila is right on the beach.

The hotel has two large swimming pools, an expansive pool deck, and direct access to Icacos Beach, where you can perfect that tan. There are parties and contests every day at the pools, and on the beach, so you have no excuse for being bored.

Gamma Acapulco Coppacabana

8.0 Very good (3401 reviews)

Want to go party at one of these hotels? Drop us a line and tell us which other hotels you recommend.

Adapted from Los mejores hoteles de playa para irte de fiesta by Estefanía Díaz, and originally translated for trivago magazine US.