While the Riviera Maya can be a relaxing place, you have a choice of staying at your hotel and having a late dinner or going out for the evening. Avenida la Quinta lights up after dark with an assortment of cafés, cantinas, and restaurants. Begin at the Blue Parrot, where you can hop in a swing at the beach bar and listen to Golden Oldies, salsa, and reggae. If you're looking for more action, drop into discos like the Mambo Café or Moon. The nightclub in Playa is Capitán Tutix, with the best live bands in town, then continue at La Santanera, upstairs. For a truly alternative experience, try Deseo, a cool lounge-bar where you can lie on big mattresses and watch silent old movies while listening to music played by a DJ. All open around 9 P.M. and close at 4 A.M. If you'd rather not stay out that late, there's always Mannee's Biergarten. If you'd like to cap off the night with an espresso or cappucino, try Segafredo Zanetti Espresso Bar along Avenida la Quinta.