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Those in a party mood by day’s end may want to start out at the beach bars along Playa Norte, including Buho’s, the beach bar of the Cabañas María del Mar. This popular, low-key hangout features swinging seats under a giant palapa for super-casual sunset viewing. Also on the beach, the lounge of the Na Balam hotel serves tapas and creative cocktails to a cool crowd. Jax Bar & Grill, on Avenida Rueda Medina, close to Hotel Posada del Mar, is a Texas-style sports bar offering live music nightly. A rock-n’-roll–loving set fueled by close to 100 tequila brands keeps the party going at Fayne’s, located at Av. Hidalgo 12 and open nightly from 7pm to midnight or later. It offers excellent live music starting at 8pm and dancing that usually gets going after 10pm. Also in the town center at Av. Hidalgo 65, the super-casual La Kokonuts turns on the TVs for sporting events and cranks up the music for dancing. It’s open from 8am to 4am—incredibly late for Isla. A DJ spins tunes at Poc-Na (essentially a beach party thrown by the youth hostel) on the waterfront off the end of Av. Hidalgo, where a 20- and 30-something crowd dances on the sand until 4am.

 

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