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If you came looking for nightlife, then you made a wrong turn at Albuquerque. Evening excitement on the Ilha consists of watching newcomers troop off the ferry. That said, you don't have to stay cooped up in your pousada. Espaco Café Tropical, Rua Santana s/n (tel. 024/3361-5577; Tues-Sun 9am-midnight), offers coffee and cachaça, and a vantage point in the thrumming heart of the downtown Abraão. Also in Vila do Abraão, the Bar Biergarten, Rua Getulio Vargas 161 (tel. 024/3361-5583; Mon-Fri 6:30pm-midnight), features patio tables, a reasonable wine list, some fancy cocktails, and a tapas bar of snacks.

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