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This so-called "Jamaica of Nicaragua" certainly comes alive at night, and the locals have no inhibitions when it comes to getting down. Bluefields lives and breathes music, and the rough-and-tumble bars and clubs here play an eclectic mix, to say the least. One minute, you might be grinding to Daddy Yankee, and next, weeping into your beer to Tammy Wynette. Whatever you do, dress down and make sure you get a taxi to and from the venues listed below, for safety reasons.

Four Brothers, 6 blocks south of the park in Barrio Puntafria (no phone), is a popular roadhouse disco that gets a good mix of people. It is open Thursday to Sunday, and the party here goes on all night. Fresh Point (no phone) is a similar roadhouse disco, but with a slightly livelier scene. It is 2km (1 1/4 miles) north of the city, northeast of the Municipal Dock, and has a pleasant outdoor area with palm trees and tables overlooking the bay. Saturday night is the best night here. La Loma Rancho (tel. 505/2572-2875), is a restaurant that converts into a happening party spot on Thursday through Sunday, with great views overlooking the city. Cima Club, 1 block west of the Moravian Church on Avenida Cabezas (no phone), is a more laid-back joint, with salsa and Latin beats and a little karaoke, as well as open-air seating.

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