Salsa is one of the most popular and well known styles of dance in Latin America, and can be found in almost every Spanish speaking country in the Americas. Mexico is no different, so as a guest of ours at Gate48 we would like recommend several places to go and experience a night of salsa for yourself.
Playa del Carmen is only a 25 minute drive from Gate48 and has many places that host salsa nights. Whether you are a beginner, an amateur or a season veteran, there are plenty of places hosting night.
Here is a list of some of places that we recommend, along with location, days and time of operation.
DanceClub Playa and Coppelia’s Ballet offer a range of classes, from hip-hop, street-dance, break-dancing, rhythmic gymnastics, jazz, ballet, contemporary and flamenco. Good for improving technique and physique
GROOVE Playa del Carmen, held most Saturday nights at 6:45 p.m. Inti – Centro Holistico, on the beach between Calle 4 and 6.
La Bodeguita del Medio is a Cuban bar 5th avenue and 34th street, it gives free classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. They are open for lunch and at night they have a live band for you to dance to.
Salon Salsanera Raices is on 12th street, offers live music, guest DJs, and are the only club in downtown Playa del Carmen dedicated to Salsa. They have free lessons daily from 9:30-10:30 pm, with a variety of music and techniques for you to learn how to move your body. The band plays a mix of Salsa-Bachata on Thursdays and Merengue Bachata on Fridays.
Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant is on Calle 10 and the beach, they have free salsa classes on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9.30, with the beach as a wonderful backdrop to your evening. Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday they have a live Salsa band, which often draws some the most talented dancers in the city, who dance alongside the beginners. There is no better way to be inspired than to see the best of the best in action. Sundays there is a live Brazilian band and Samba lessons are held after 9pm. This is the only place in Playa del Carmen that you can dance The Samba and Salsa on the beach.
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