Summer woman having fun at the beach

For people visiting Miami Beach for the first time, it can be a culture shock. To help you navigate the culture in Miami Beach, we created this easy guide to getting in touch with the city’s most vibrant scenes.

Language

Language is a big part of Miami Beach culture, with Spanish being super popular. Miamians credit themselves with creating the hybrid language called Spanglish. Regardless where you find yourself, a simple gracias or buenas dias can go a long way. At the same time, you’re sure to get by speaking just English throughout town.

Punctuality

Miami locals are known for taking their time. How could you not with these sunny days and tropical vibes all year long? Don’t worry if you make plans to meet someone here, and they show up a bit late. Take that extra time to enjoy the sun, and local attractions.

Parties

Miami Beach is known as a party town, with nightclubs staying open til the wee hours of the morning, and lavish events throughout the year. To get a taste of this local phenomenon, prepare yourself for a late night out while you are here, and be sure to visit clubs in different neighborhoods around town.

Cortaditos

Miami is fueled by Cuban coffee. Everyone seems to have it. No matter what time of day it is, it’s always a good time for a cortadito. You’ll see people gathering at local favorite Cafecito windows talking about the latest politics or catching up with friends.

Greetings and Goodbyes

Miami Beach locals tend to be very affectionate and they’re likely to kiss on the cheek when saying hello and goodbye. It might feel a bit European, but it’s intimate and fun, just like Miami Beach.