When we think of culture, we think of food, language, unique customs, and the arts. In Cancun, the latter is often depicted in bright colors and vibrant music that populates parks and street corners.
What often slips the minds of visitors to this popular Mexican city is that along the chic Cancun luxury resorts, beaches, clubs and booze, it's a full-functional society and economic-hub.
Equipped with a cornucopia of playhouses, theaters, and museums, living beyond Cancun's 'Hotel Zone' is a fresh and unique experience.
Ballet Folklorico de Cancun
Located at the Cancun Convention Center, the Ballet Folklorico is a dinner show that features music and dance from every stretch of the country. Dinner-show guests should expect to pay around USD $ 48, which includes dinner, open bar, show, tax, and tip. However, you can opt for paying only USD $ 30 for the show and open bar, only.
Tickets are sold between 8am and 9pm at a booth at the Convention Center entrance.
El Mexicano Restaurant Folkloric Ballet & Mariachis
Located in the Costa Blanca shopping center and is a highly-recommended experience for all ages. Every performance includes live mariachi music, dancing, and a folkloric ballet. The restaurant is not to be understated, either, dishing out large, colorful plates of fresh and authentic Mexican foods.
Expect all performances to begin at 7pm and last until 11pm.
Casa De Cultura Art Center
Located at SM21 in downtown Cancun city. A hub of plays, art exhibits, and dance performances.
Museo de Antropologia e Historia
Located in the 'Hotel Zone' on the south side of the Centro de Convenciones. Cancun's Museum of Anthropology and History and a large, multi-level sample of centuries of Mexico's culture.