The Ultimate Mexico Bachelorette Party Guide for 2023
Are you planning a bachelorette party in Mexico and don’t know where to start? Look no further!
Mexico is the perfect destination for a bachelorette bash, offering everything from beach relaxation to wild nights out–pretty much any time of year. Plus, its close proximity to the US makes it an affordable and easy place to get to.
As a travel blogger that lives in Playa del Carmen, I’ve become an expert on how to have fun in Mexico!
Plus, I’ve planned or participated in bachelorette parties for nearly all of my friends so I know just how much work it can be.
That’s why I’m here to help with your Mexico bachelorette party planning! In this post, I’ve compiled some of the best destinations, activities, and attractions in Mexico that are perfect for a bachelorette party.
Plus, I’m sharing Mexico theme ideas, merchandise, hashtags, and helpful tips for the ultimate bachelorette party experience.
Read on to learn how to plan the most epic bachelorette party in Mexico!
Top Mexico Bachelorette Party Destinations
The first step in planning a bachelorette party to Mexico is deciding where to go.
Mexico has tons of amazing cities and beach towns, each offering their own unique vibe and attractions.
You’ll want to consider flight prices to these destinations for your group and how long you plan to stay, whether it’s a week long vacation or just a bachelorette weekend getaway.
Some top destinations for bachelorette parties in Mexico include:
✈️ Closest Airport: Cancun International Airport (CUN) ➡️ CHECK FLIGHTS
With its bohemian chic vibe, Tulum has pretty much become the top destination in Mexico for bachelorette parties.
This picturesque beach town on Mexico’s Caribbean coast is known for its white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and beachfront Mayan ruins.
Plus, with its eco-chic design aesthetic, there are Instagram-worthy shots at nearly every turn.
Tulum offers plenty of fun day trips and activities, from relaxing on the beach to exploring the Tulum Ruins to swimming in cenotes.
And when night falls, you can enjoy the town’s lively nightlife scene by partying in trendy jungle bars and nightclubs or even beach parties and house music festivals on the sand.
Tulum is the perfect destination for a bachelorette party but it’s also one of the most expensive destinations in Mexico.
Be prepared for higher prices on hotels and dining, but a Tulum bachelorette party will be unforgettable if you can afford it!
Where to Stay in Tulum for a Bachelorette Party
If you’re looking for the best place to stay for a bachelorette party in Tulum, renting a private home or villa is probably the best option for large groups to give you the most comfort and privacy.
Staying in Tulum’s Beach Zone (Zona Hotelera) will be the most expensive or you can stay in Tulum Town for more affordable options and vacation rentals.
Search for Tulum home rentals on VRBO or consider these options for Tulum Mexico bachelorette party accommodations:
✈️ Closest Airport: Cancun International Airport (CUN) ➡️ CHECK FLIGHTS
Cancun is another Mexico beach destination that’s a popular choice for bachelorette parties.
The lively Hotel Zone offers endless entertainment options and activities, from partying at clubs to water sports and outdoor activities.
Plus, it’s home to beautiful beaches with bright turquoise waters and white sand, perfect for a day of lounging or beach club hopping.
Cancun is also known for its nightlife and offers many high-energy clubs and beach parties.
Plus, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a party boat to Isla Mujeres, a tropical paradise known for its beautiful seaweed-free beaches.
A Cancun bachelorette party is also more affordable than Tulum and has a wider range of hotel options.
But just beware that the Hotel Zone can be quite touristy and crowded during peak season.
Where to Stay in Cancun for a Bachelorette Party
If you’re looking for the best place to stay in Cancun for a bachelorette party, you’ll want to stay in the Hotel Zone to be close to bars and nightlife.
Consider these options for Cancun Mexico bachelorette party accommodations:
📍 Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa
Playa del Carmen
✈️ Closest Airport: Cancun International Airport (CUN) ➡️ CHECK FLIGHTS
Just south of Cancun on Mexico’s Caribbean coast is the town of Playa del Carmen–where I live in Mexico!
This laid-back beach town is more relaxed and offers a lot of walkability and easy access to Playa del Carmen beaches when staying downtown.
Playa del Carmen is known for its lively 5th Avenue, a vibrant pedestrian-only street where you’ll find a mix of souvenir shops, bars, restaurants, and nightlife.
Playa del Carmen also offers plenty of beach activities from lounging on the sand to snorkeling or scuba diving in the turquoise waters.
Plus, it’s a short ferry ride to the beautiful island of Cozumel for an added day trip adventure during your bachelorette party.
At night, you can enjoy the town’s lively party scene by hitting up open-air bars and nightclubs while dancing to house or Reggaeton music. And finish the night by chowing down on some authentic Mexican tacos!
Where to Stay in Playa del Carmen for a Bachelorette Party
If you’re looking for the best place to stay in Playa del Carmen for a bachelorette party, you’ll want to stay close to 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen to be closest to all the action.
Consider these options for Playa del Carmen bachelorette party accommodations:
📍 Thompson Hotel Playa del Carmen
📍 Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen
✈️ Closest Airport: Cancun International Airport (CUN) ➡️ CHECK FLIGHTS
The Riviera Maya is a stretch of Mexico’s Caribbean coast that extends from Cancun all the way south to Tulum.
This beautiful region is known for its luxury resorts, white sand beaches, and turquoise waters.
Staying in Riviera Maya is best for those looking for a slightly more relaxed bachelorette party experience and who are not planning to leave the resort.
You can definitely still visit nearby towns for shopping and nightlife but it will just take a little more work to arrange transportation.
Additionally, you won’t find much nightlife when staying in Riviera Maya unless you travel to Playa del Carmen, Cancun, or Tulum for a night out.
But the Riviera Maya offers some of the best all-inclusive resorts with stunning beachfront locations, expansive pools, and top-notch service.
Plus, there are plenty of resort activities to keep you pampered from spa treatments to yoga classes, wellness activities, and more.
Where to Stay in Riviera Maya for a Bachelorette Party
The Riviera Maya region is spread out and there are many different resort locations in between Cancun and Tulum. If you to be closer to the nightlife in Playa del Carmen or Cancun, consider booking a resort closer to these areas.
If you’re looking for the best place to stay in Riviera Maya for a bachelorette party, consider these options:
📍 Heaven at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Cabo San Lucas
✈️ Closest Airport: Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) ➡️ CHECK FLIGHTS
Located on Mexico’s Baja peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is a trendy and upscale beach town that offers luxurious resorts, delicious restaurants, and fantastic nightlife.
Mainly catering to American tourists, it pretty much feels like an extension of southern California!
Cabo San Lucas is one of the best bachelorette party destinations in Mexico if you’re looking for an upscale beach vacation with posh resorts, trendy beach clubs, and fine dining restaurants.
While the beaches in Cabo aren’t very swimmable due to their large waves and rocky shorelines, there are plenty of water activities like jet skiing, boat tours, and snorkeling or scuba diving.
Or you can simply relax and soak up the sun at the private pool at your resort.
Plus, a boat tour to El Arco (the famous Cabo arch) and Lover’s Beach on the Sea of Cortez is a must during your Cabo San Lucas bachelorette party.
Where to Stay in Cabo San Lucas for a Bachelorette Party
When deciding where to stay in Los Cabos, you can choose between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
Cabo San Lucas is probably better suited for bachelorette parties because it is larger and has much more nightlife. San Jose del Cabo is quieter and more family-friendly.
Consider these options for Cabo bachelorette party accommodations or search for private home rentals on VRBO:
✈️ Closest Airport: Puerto Vallarta International (PVR) ➡️ CHECK FLIGHTS
Set in a jungle environment, Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful beach town located on Mexico’s Pacific Ocean coast.
The town’s oceanfront malecón (boardwalk) is lined with restaurants, bars, and shops while the tropical jungles offer plenty of outdoor adventure opportunities.
Puerto Vallarta offers a more authentic Mexican bachelorette party experience with its charming cobblestone streets and Mexican architecture carved into a hillside overlooking the Banderas Bay.
It’s the perfect bachelorette party destination if you’re looking for an affordable and authentic beach vacation on Mexico’s west coast.
You can find plenty of fun activities, such as zip lining, ATV tours, and whale watching excursions.
Or, if you’re looking for some nightlife, Puerto Vallarta is home to many lively clubs and bars.
And you can even venture a little further north to the beach towns of Sayulita or Punta Mita for a little more exclusivity.
Where to Stay in Puerto Vallarta for a Bachelorette Party
When deciding where to stay in Puerto Vallarta, you can choose to stay in Puerto Vallarta (the downtown area) or Nuevo Vallarta (an area of new development).
Puerto Vallarta is probably better suited for bachelorette parties as you’ll be closer to nightlife and attractions. Nuevo Vallarta is more family-friendly and has a more resort feel.
Additionally, the northern towns of Punta Mita and Sayulita offer many different options for luxury resorts in Puerto Vallarta.
Consider these options for Puerto Vallarta bachelorette party accommodations:
Top 10 Mexico Bachelorette Party Activities
Mexico is such a fun destination and offers a wide range of activities for a bachelorette party whether you’re looking to party or want to do something more low-key.
Here are 10 of my favorite bachelorette party activities in Mexico:
1. Party on a Private Yacht or Catamaran
What better way to celebrate your bachelorette party than partying on a yacht or catamaran?
Setting sail on a luxury yacht is such an epic experience and one of the most unforgettable ways to spend a day partying with your best friends.
Relax on the deck and enjoy drinks, music, and stunning views of Mexico’s beautiful coastline. Or take a dip in the ocean and soak up some sun.
Most private yachts and catamarans come equipped with food, drinks, and an open bar–you might even be treated to a private chef!
They also come with a crew, so you don’t have to worry about anything else other than having a good time.
Plus, private yacht charters really give you the most personalized experience as you can customize everything to your liking from the food, drinks, and music to a tailor-made itinerary.
And, when split among the group, the prices really aren’t that expensive!
Recommended Boat Rental Companies:
- Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Riviera Maya/Tulum: Riviera Maya Catamarans
- Cabo San Lucas: Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures
- Puerto Vallarta: Puerto Vayacht
🛥 Related Reading: The Ultimate Playa del Carmen Catamaran Guide
2. Party at a Beach Club
Another fun party activity for Mexico bachelorette parties is partying at a beach club.
Mexico’s beach clubs are known for their wild and energetic atmosphere, great music, and delicious drinks.
Many of the beach clubs also have swimming pools and offer private cabanas, making them a great place to spend an entire day lounging, dancing, and drinking margaritas with your closest friends.
Some of the rowdier beach clubs even have champagne blasters, Go-Go dancers, and wild foam parties.
Recommended Beach Clubs:
- Cancun: Coco Bongo Beach Party, Mandala Beach
- Playa del Carmen: Coralina Daylight Club, Martina Beach Club
- Tulum: Ziggy’s Beach Club, Bagatelle Tulum
- Cabo San Lucas: Sur Beach House, Bagatelle Los Cabos
- Puerto Vallarta: Mangos Beach Club
⛱ Related Reading: The Best Beach Clubs in Playa del Carmen
3. Book a Tequila Tasting Tour
Mexico is known for its delicious tequila and a private tequila tasting tour is one of the best bachelorette party experiences.
Book a tequila tasting tour to learn about the history and production of tequila while also getting to try different types and brands.
It’s a great way to learn more about the culture of the destination while also having a fun, unique, and boozy activity to do with your friends.
Many tequila tasting tours also include stops at local attractions such as historic haciendas or traditional Mexican villages.
Recommended Tequila Tasting Tours:
- Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Riviera Maya/Tulum: Mexico Sol Tours
- Cabo San Lucas: Santos Destilados
- Puerto Vallarta: Vallarta Local
4. Enjoy a Spa Day
Mexico is also known for its luxurious and relaxing spas, making it the perfect destination for a relaxing spa day during your bachelorette party retreat.
Enjoy pampering treatments at your hotel spa such as massages, facials, and body wraps while also getting to relax in saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, and plunge pools.
Many spas also offer packages for bachelorette groups so you can enjoy a spa day with all of your friends with extra touches like champagne or special amenities.
🧖♀️ Related Reading: Where to Get the Best Massages in Playa del Carmen
5. Visit a Cenote
Native to the Yucatan region, cenotes are natural sinkholes filled with beautiful and crystal clear water.
Cenotes offer visits the chance to swim, snorkel, and even scuba dive in Mexico’s unique underground cave system.
Visiting a cenote is a totally unique adventure activity for Mexico bachelorette parties. They’re the perfect spot for a refreshing swim and make for a great photo op!
🧜♀️ Bachelorette groups in Tulum can even become a mermaid for a day at Tulum Mermaid, offering a unique photo shoot session in a cenote dressed entirely as mermaids.
6. Go snorkeling
Mexico is known for its amazing snorkeling and scuba diving spots, especially in the Caribbean region.
On a snorkeling tour, you’ll get swim among colorful fish, sea turtles, and other marine life while exploring Mexico’s beautiful coral reefs.
Snorkeling trips often include stops at multiple spots and may also include transportation, lunch, or beach club visits.
Recommended Snorkeling Trips:
- Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Riviera Maya/Tulum: El Cielo Cozumel
- Cabo San Lucas: El Arco
- Puerto Vallarta: Los Arcos
🤿 Related Reading: Playa del Carmen Snorkeling Guide
7. Dance Under the Stars at an Open-Air Nightclub
Mexico’s open-air nightclubs offer a unique party experience, allowing you to dance under the stars with great music and drinks.
Many of Mexico’s bars and nightclubs also have rooftops, making them the perfect spot for drinks, dancing, and ocean views.
And for the VIP bachelorette party experience, you can book a table with bottle service and exclusive seating.
- Cancun: Mandala
- Playa del Carmen: Clandestino
- Tulum: Gitano Beach Tulum
- Cabo San Lucas: El Squid Roe
- Puerto Vallarta: La Santa
8. Party it up at Coco Bongo Show & Disco
Another fun activity you can do in Cancun or Playa del Carmen is to check out the famous Coco Bongo nightclub, known for its acrobatic shows and pop-culture performances.
Coco Bongo is a four hour long production featuring giant screens, acrobats, confetti explosions, celebrity impersonators, and tribute singers. Plus, it’s one of the only clubs with an open bar!
Enjoy unlimited drinks while singing and dancing in a high-energy environment or even book VIP tickets for a more exclusive experience.
9. Learn to Salsa Dance
Another fun bachelorette party activity in Mexico is to take a salsa dancing class.
Many hotels and resorts offer salsa classes, allowing you to learn the basics of the popular Latin dance while also getting some exercise in.
You can even book a private lesson or dance party just for your bachelorette group so that you can perfect your moves before hitting the dance floor at Mexico’s nightclubs.
10. Visit Ancient Ruins
Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is also home to ancient Mayan ruins, giving you the opportunity to explore and learn about Mexico’s history during your bachelorette party.
Visiting an ancient archeological site is actually pretty cool and not too boring!
The most well-known sites are Chichen Itza and the Tulum Ruins or you can explore lesser-known ruins such as Coba or Ek Balam.
Many ruin tours also include cenote swims, snorkeling, or visits to traditional Mayan villages.
Mexico Bachelorette Party Ideas
Here are some Mexico-inspired bachelorette party themes to add a bit of extra fun to your trip:
- Final Fiesta
- Hola Beaches
- Mexico Beach Bach
- Meet Me in Mexico
- Fiesta Fling Before the Ring
- She Said Si
- DTF: Down to Fiesta
- Last Ole’ Before the Big Day
- Nacho Average Fiesta
- Fiesta Then We Siesta
- Last Margarita as a Senorita
- Tacos Tequila & Tan Lines
- Let’s Get Smashed (Piñata)
- Last Sail Before the Veil
Mexico Bachelorette Party Decorations and Merchandise
There are certainly no shortage of bachelorette party decorations, merchandise, and apparel options to make your bachelorette in Mexico extra festive.
Check out some of these cute decorations and party favors:
Decorations for a Bachelorette Party in Mexico
Party Favors for a Bachelorette Party in Mexico
Mexico Bachelorette Party Hashtags
Here are some Mexican bachelorette party hashtag ideas and inspiration to use on Instagram and other social media platforms:
- #(Bride Name)sFinalFiesta
- #(Bride Name)SaidSi
- #(Bride Name)sBeachBach
- #(Bride Name)sLastMargaritaAsASenorita
Tips for Planning your Mexico Bachelorette Party
Follow these tips to make sure your Mexican bachelorette party goes off without a hitch:
- Choose an adults-only resort: If choosing an all inclusive resort, be sure to choose one that caters specifically to adults in order to ensure a relaxing and fun atmosphere away from kids and families.
- Consider a private home or villa rental: For larger groups, renting homes or private villas can be a more affordable and intimate option. It also allows for more freedom to have your own pool party or gathering without worrying about noise complaints from hotels. You can search for Mexico home rental options on VRBO.
- Go in the off-season for lower prices: Mexico’s high season for tourists is typically December through February, so consider going during the off-season in order to save on expenses and avoid crowds. The shoulder months of high season (March/April and October/November) will still have great weather but fewer crowds. Of course, this will depend on the wedding date, but try to be flexible with trip dates if you can to save money.
- Book your airport transportation ahead of time: Avoid the hassle and stress of finding transportation after a long flight by booking airport transfers or shuttle services ahead of time. Uber is not available in the Riviera Maya region (including Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum) so private airport transfers are the recommended way to go and you can save money by grouping arrivals together.
- Book private excursions if you can: Mexico has so many amazing excursions and activities to offer, but consider booking private tours for a more personalized experience. This can also prevent any issues with group sizes or not being able to accommodate everyone at once. Plus, you’ll get to avoid the crowds and do exactly what you want to do, making it much more special for the bride-to-be.
- Plan for some relaxation time in between events and parties: Mexico is the perfect destination for some R&R, so be sure to block off some downtime during the bachelorette party. Whether it’s lounging on the private beach or getting a massage at the spa, make sure to schedule in some time to relax, recharge, and recover from hangovers.
- Ask for extra touches: Hotels, tour operators, and service providers in Mexico are no strangers to bachelorette parties and can often offer special services or add-ons to make the event even more memorable. Consider asking for personalized decorations, champagne in the room upon arrival, a cake or special dessert, or a round of complimentary tequila shots. Don’t be afraid to ask – they may just surprise you with what they can do for the bridal party!
- Pack biodegradable sunscreen: Mexico’s beaches and natural beauty are some of the main attractions, so be sure to pack biodegradable sunscreen in order to protect not only yourself but also the environment. Regular sunscreen is prohibited when swimming in cenotes and on most snorkeling excursions. Be sure to use biodegradable sunscreen anytime you are swimming the ocean. It’s also a good idea to bring along some travel-sized aloe vera in case of a sunburn!
- Stay hydrated: The tap water in Mexico is not safe to drink and when combined with excessive drinking, it can be difficult to stay hydrated during your trip. Make sure to drink plenty of bottled water, eat regularly, and alternate alcoholic drinks with hydrating beverages. It’s also a good idea to bring along these bachelorette party water bottles to keep on hand and help you stay hydrated.
- Don’t forget pain relievers and Pepto Bismol: Don’t forget to pack pain relievers like Tylenol, Advil, or Ibuprofen for hangover relief! It’s also a good idea to bring along some Pepto Bismol in case you run into any stomach issues from the food or water. These bachelorette party hangover kits are also a cute and practical favor!
- Stay safe: Mexico is a great destination for a bachelorette party, but it’s important to always be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to stay safe. Stick together as a group when out at night, don’t flash valuables or leave them unattended, and avoid leaving drinks unattended. When out and about, consider wearing a cute belt bag to keep your phone and belongings close and secure.
- Track your expenses: Mexico is a budget-friendly destination, but things can add up quickly during a bachelorette party and it can be confusing when prices are in Mexican pesos. Consider appointing one person in the group to be in charge of tracking expenses and setting a budget for the trip.
🧳 Related Reading: The Ultimate Packing List for a Mexico Resort Vacation
Bachelorette Party Mexico: FAQs
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about planning a bachelorette party getaway:
Mexico is generally a safe destination for bachelorette parties, but it’s important to always be aware of your surroundings and take proper precautions.
Stick together as a group when out at night, don’t flash valuables or leave them unattended, and avoid leaving drinks unattended.
Mexico bachelorette parties are definitely worth it! Mexico offers a variety of activities, attractions, and experiences for every type of bachelorette party.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation, an adventurous excursion, or a non-stop party, Mexico has it all. Plus, Mexico is often a budget-friendly destination.
The best time to plan a bachelorette party to Mexico depends on your preferences and what you want to do during the trip. For beach vacations, the dry season (November-May) is typically the best time to visit Mexico’s beaches.
Keep in mind that popular destinations can be crowded during the high season (December-February). Consider visiting on the shoulder months of high season (March/April and October/November) for great weather but fewer crowds.
There are many bachelorette party packages available at hotels and resorts in Mexico so be sure to research and compare options. These packages often include accommodations, meals, activities, and special amenities for a set price.
Alternatively, Mexico is also a great destination for DIY bachelorette parties where you can plan your own itinerary and book accommodations and activities on your own.
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Final Thoughts: Mexico Bachelorette Party Guide
I hope this bachelorette Mexico guide has given you some ideas and inspiration for planning your bachelorette party weekends.
Mexico offers a variety of fun experiences and activities to make for a memorable bachelorette party.
Whether you’re looking for a beach vacation, adventure, or a non-stop party experience, Mexico has it all!
And nothing brings gal pals together like tacos and tequila!
Just remember to follow the tips outlined in this guide and stay safe during your bachelorette party getaway.
And don’t forget to pack a hangover kit and biodegradable sunscreen for a stress-free trip helping your friend say adios to the single life!