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April 24, 2003
First of all, there are two cover prices for Coco Bongo: $15 for admission or $28 for all-you-can-drink. Outside, there’s always a huge line. Luckily, we were in the "VIP" line (thanks to our hotel), but it still took us 20 minutes to get in. Once inside, you are herded through this maze-like tunnel of dirty, moldy tarps, stairs, and an escalator. They also check to make sure you don't have video cameras (regular cameras are ok).
When you finally get to the club, the place does look impressive. It's huge, with people everywhere, including the balconies 30 feet up from the main floor. Due to the layout, everyone’s attention is drawn to the center of the main floor: in the "pit" is a square bar with 50 people dancing on it. Thousands of people in this "club" and only 50 are dancing. The music is pop, rap, techno, alternative. We shoved our way into a small corner (we were still being continually bumped by every person that walked by) and started looking around. Soon, the music stopped and the lights came up, and on a stage high above everyone, about 30 employees put on a dance show, complete with smoke and lights. The lights went down again and a scene from the "Matrix" was played out (to no music) on the bar using "actors" attached to ropes. This kind of stuff continued throughout the night.
The one drink I got a Dos Equis for $5. As for the "all-you-can-drink"? The only free drinks you get come in 8 oz plastic cups.
Eventually, we'd had enough of getting shoved around, so we decided to leave. We tried to go out the way we came, but that didn’t work and we got directed us to the OTHER SIDE OF THE CLUB. It took us a good 20 minutes to push and shove our way through hundreds of drunk, rude people to get out of there. After that, we were just happy we got out with our lives! (This was the very same weekend that that fire happened in that club in Chicago).
I am glad that we got to check it out, but I did not like it and would never go back. However, if you DO decide to go, look in coupon books for a coupon for a free T-shirt with paid admission.
From journal 66 Hours in Cancun
April 25, 2005
Now, this club is not cheap and gets really crowded, so expect get pushed around a lot. The bouncers are aggressive, too, and if you stand in the wrong area, they will just shove you out of the way. The entry and drink-all-you-want price was $40, but just the entrance fee was $15, so if you are girls, I would just get the entry fee, because guys will get you drinks all night long, especially as they will have free ones if they bought the all-inclusive. It’s so busy and crowded in there that no one will notice.
We were there during the really busy season in October, and the club was totally packed. You couldn’t even move, never mind dance, which spoilt it in the beginning. If you are dressed cute or can dance well, they will pull you up on the bar - and that’s much better. The bartenders will give you free drinks, and you can dance to your heart’s content without the crowds. I suggest trying this… just go strut your stuff near the bar and hope they invite you up.
What happened to my friend and I made the night, which would have otherwise been spoilt by the heaving crowds. First, we got to dance on the bar. Once we had been here awhile, someone grabbed us and led us up some back stairs. We didn’t know what was going on, but we ended up joining the professional dancers on the very top stage. It was so cool. We had no idea what to do or why we had been brought up there. They all had this dance routine, and so we just did our own thing. We were up there all night, and it was awesome. Right at the end of the evening, we were handed balloons and glow sticks to throw down to the crowd. We felt just like celebrities.
Coco Bongo is a huge club, but its highly advertised and the most famous in Cancun, so I doubt they have many quiet nights. It was not my favorite place, and unless you can get away from the crowds like we did, they can spoil the evening.
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From journal Continental Plaza Villas
June 5, 2003
I was 35 and married when we went. I wish I had seen this place when I was 24 and single. A group of guys or gals looking to go out together to have fun and meet the other sex will not regret the price of admission.
The exit is very hard to find. Make sure you know where it is.
From journal Quick trip to Cancun
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April 26, 2003
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From journal Spring Break in Cancun
September 13, 2007
Wow! You can't be serious! I have found the single best place to party and have a good time with friends or whatever! This is a non stop incredible display of how a club should be. This first night we were in shock with what all is going on around you with music, shows, skits, etc. I hope they recycle the confetti because about the equivalent of three huge oak trees fell on me throughout the night. The shows and impersonations are great! Everyone should experience this at least once in your life. If you enjoy a great mix of music and excellent performances this is your thing. It is crowded so to avoid that don't be afraid to dress a little nicer than normal and roll up in style to take advantage of the VIP treatment at a table. Don't worry about the pesos. If you want to be treated like a high roller then you must treat pesos like they are nothing. Of course, I don't want to give up all my secrets.
Quite simply the best time I've ever experienced. It's the best club from Florida to Las Vegas to New York to Atlanta and everywhere in between I haven't seen or heard of anything better than this show. For your information if you are not already feeling good from a few drinks after dinner, then you need to slap yourself because you must have forgotten that "your in Cancun". Of course we went back the second night and regretted not going the first night in town. Muy Bueno! Wow!
From journal Life on the Road
August 3, 2006
From journal A Week in the "Snakes Nest!"