5th avenue in Playa del Carmen is very crowded. Obviously, there are some locals so you need to be careful anywhere you go in Mexico but Playa del Carmen is very touristy. I wouldn't wander in the connecting streets, but it is safe on 5th avenue.
Coco Bongo isn't right on 5th avenue, but very close. The bus drops you off a corner down from the club itself but I felt very secure the whole time we were there. None of us (there were 18 of us... 7 girls and 11 guys) brought purses with us, but I'd be careful what you bring in case of theft or whatever.
I'll be going to Coco Bongo again for sure! It was SO worth it and SO much fun!! The bus picked us up around 10PM at the resort (we had a party bus!!) and came back to pick us up after the show around 3:30AM. The guide said she would come with us but didn't. I guess she had went a few nights before and didn't feel like going again... She promised we wouldn't have to wait in line when we'd get there, which didn't happen... we had to wait about 30 minutes and made it in just in time for the show to start. I did argue with the staff a bit so they gave us an awesome spot for the show. Alcohol is included in the ticket price, so it's all you can drink. Make sure to give good tips if you want good service... the guy was on our side for most of the evening and brought regular rounds of drinks remembering what everyone had even without us asking for it.
Originally Posted by Caroline1110
Just curious, how did you find Coco Bongo's? Did you all go as a group (guys and girls)? Is it run like an excursion in the sense that you come and go as a group with a "guide"? Not to sound paranoid or anything, but I've heard bad stories about the smaller towns in Mexico after dark and how they're not very safe. Did you get that feeling at all?