ZOUK MX 2018
Last time we were in Playa del Carmen was for BPM. An electronic music festival that had been taking place there for 10 years and attracted more than 60,000 people every year. It was great to be back in Playa after two years, and Zouk MX felt a lot like BPM.
Playa is in the nestled just south of Cancun and north to Tulum. All the main restaurants, clubs, and hotels surround the main street - 5th Avenue. Different events are held at different venues throughout the festival. The best thing about this festival is how big yet small it is. You'll always see a familiar face or group of friends walking on the opposite side of the street or eating at the many local restaurants.
Parties were held at different venues every evening. Each venue offered a unique dancing experience and created atmospheres like no other. Having different locations really adds to the excitement when going out. You don't know what to expect, who you're going to run into along the way of getting to the venue. Once there, you dance until the early AM where after, the afterparty location spreads like wildfire through word-of-mouth and live FB updates.