Surprise, surprise, Morro's nightlife is centered around the beach. If you do want to make a night of it, it's wise to take a nap before starting out -- things get hopping only around 1am. While most people are having dinner in the main village, browsing the crafts market in the square, or sampling a dessert from the stalls on Broadway, locals are busy setting up their drinks stands on Second Beach. Around midnight, the village empties out and people head to the nightclubs at the end of Second Beach: Ponta da Lua or Praia Clube Caitá. These are pretty casual affairs -- sand-covered dance floors and lots of open-air space right by the beach. The atmosphere is great, with locals and tourists mingling (there is, of course, nowhere else to go). The fruit-laden bar barracas specialize in caipirinhas or batidas made with the fresh fruit on display. Just point to your favorite fruit, pick your booze of choice (vodka, cachaça, or rum), and it all goes in the blender, coming out as a delicious cocktail.

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