Canoa Quebrada, Brazil
10.06.2009 - 30.07.2009 30 °F
The best nightlife in all of Nordeste, at least according to the locals of Canoa Quebrada, is indeed in Canoa Quebrada. Every weekend Broadway, the principle street, is lined with transportable bars staggered between a Reggae Bar, a Disco tech, a Forró dance club, restaurants, and the ever popular Caverna Bar which is usually filled with elderly, foreign men and attractive, young, Brazilian girls.
The party usually commences right around midnight and during high season there is barely room to breathe anywhere on Broadway between the Reggae bar and Caverna. Sometime around 2:00am the traffic starts to make its way up the crowded street, past the plaza, and through an almost hidden pathway between the clay colored cliffs, which are illuminated by the reflection of the bond fire, and eventually down to the beach where you are greeted by the sounds of Reggae music.
I spent many a nights on this beach, at this party, with these people, dancing to Reggae music, and sipping on caipirinhas. At 6am when the sky starts to lighten and the music stops you get this feeling as if some sacred ritual is about to begin as everyone gathers along the beach and on the balcony of the Freedom Bar and waits for the sun to rise above the deep blue horizon.