[Image rights: Abir Anwar, (CC BY 2.0)] Coco Bongo is ranked number 4 out of 35 under nightlife in Cancun, Mexico, on Trip Advisor. Coco Bongo is a 15 minute walk down the street from Sunset Royal Beach Resort, and the prices to get inside vary from about 45 to 60 USD depending on the time of year and day of the week. They have hosted events for popular musical artists, including Rhianna and LMFAO, and they have annual parties to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, New Year’s, and other major holidays. The atmosphere at Coco Bongo is very much like Las Vegas, they have acrobats dancing from ropes hanging down from the ceiling, showgirls dancing on stage, and characters The Mask, Beetlejuice, and Spiderman out on the dance floor with all of the guests from time to time.
[Image rights: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL), (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)] On the vacation strip itself, there are multiple street spray paint artists who create mesmerizing pieces, like the one above, in only a matter of minutes. The artists use simple tools like pot covers, scalpels, newspaper, and even just their fingers to add details into their art. The artists have sample pieces for tourists to choose from or they can request their own original piece. Also on the strip, there are small stores that tourists can find little knick knacks—clackers, mugs, hats, shirts, day of the dead souvenirs, and shot glasses to name a few—to take home with them.