Ask different travelers what the ultimate Cancún vacation looks like, and you’re bound to get a variety of answers. From exhilarating water sports and decadent beach parties to easygoing afternoons spent perusing the fashionable boutiques of La Isla Shopping Village, the options are endless. In the evening, however, there’s a universal entertainment destination—the city’s sought-after rooftop bars. It’s easy to see why: The Caribbean Sea, which shimmers in an enrapturing turquoise hue throughout the day, becomes even more magical at sunset, when Cancún’s cosmopolitan crowd makes its way to a sky-high venue to sip cocktails and drink in the view. And there’s one bar in particular we really think you should know about.
Situated in the heart of the lively Hotel Zone district, the Wander Rooftop at Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla offers panoramic views of both Nichupté Bay and the ocean, making it one of the city’s trendiest sunset lookouts. Each night, the terrace’s mesmerizing views are complemented by live music and DJs, as well as rotating exhibitions of local art, all of which can be enjoyed while sipping handcrafted cocktails at the bar or while seated at one of the venue’s intimate firepits. And the venue is just as popular in the daytime, when you can find guests relaxing on the hammock swing, doing laps in the infinity pool, or enjoying a menu of sushi and Caribbean and Mexican light bites at the bar.
The hotel is Canopy by Hilton’s first outpost in the Caribbean, and it has proven to be enticing for guests looking to experience Cancún’s vivacious spirit. Its flagship restaurant, Azulinda Café & Bar, offers authentic Mayan cuisine and made-to-order tacos on its canal-side terrace, and with direct access to La Isla Entertainment Village, you have 430,000 square feet of outdoor dining, nightlife and high-end retail outlets at your doorstep.