It seems as if everyone in town is out strolling La Quinta until midnight; there's pleasant browsing, dining, and drinking available at any number of establishments. Wild and crazy CoCo Bongo (tel. 984/803-5939) presents a must-see show with flying acrobats, strutting rock star impersonators, and an unpredictable array of dancers, followed by long nights of impassioned dancing among the guests. It's at Avenida 10 and Calle 12. On the beach, the Blue Parrot (tel. 984/873-0083) at Calle 12 attracts a mixed crowd with its live rock acts and nightly fire show on the beach. Just to the south is Om (no phone), which gets a younger crowd with louder musical acts. Kool Beach Club (tel. 984/803-1961) at Mamitas beach at the foot of Calle 28 manages to be both classy and casual, extending the daytime beach party far into the night with DJs and dancing. Fusion (tel. 984/873-0374), on the beach at Calle 6, hosts live bands Monday through Saturday nights, alternating between jazz, reggae, and rock. La Santanera, on Calle 12 between avenidas 5 and 10, has long been the best late-night club. Mexico knows how to do discos and dance clubs right. Palazzo (tel. 984/106-2269) on Calle 12 between avenidas 5 and 10 makes all the right moves, with disco balls, light shows, fog machines, and driving beats that keep the mixed crowd of locals and tourists on their feet until dawn.

Though they technically close around sunset, several beach clubs north of Avenida Constituyentes occasionally book live acts. Look for action at the foot of calles 30 to 38.

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