Top 5 Legendary Nightclubs

Which are the greatest, most legendary and widely respected / talked about nightclubs in South America?

Latin American people love to party - and many of the richer classes love to spend lavish amounts of money on going out. All cities in South America have a diverse range of clubs, as demonstrated by this diverse top 5 list.

1. Tropicana - Havana, Cuba

Tropicana nightclub, Havana, Cuba
Tropicana - Havana

Maybe it’s less a nightclub and more a cabaret show, but surely Tropicana is Latin America’s most famous nightclub. There’s flamboyance galore with singers and acrobats but the showgirls are the main attraction for what is one of Havana’s most famous tourist spectacles. Tropicana has been immensely popular with international visitors for over 60 years now - just don’t visit expecting to find many local Cuban patrons here.

2. Warung - Santa Catalina Island, Brazil

Warung - Santa Catalina, Brazil
Warung - Santa Catalina Island.

Big name DJs regularly play at South America’s best known electronic music nightclub. Warung has rainforest to one side and a beautiful beach on the other - the late night summer parties are legendary.

3. Mango’s - Medellin, Colombia

Mangos - Medellin, Colombia
Mangos nightclub - Medellin

Breakdancing midget dwarves in fancy dress greet you with friendly headbutts to the thighs as you enter Medellin’s most famous nightclub. The midgets also do rather hilarious breakdancing shows alongside the unbelievably stunning go-go dancers on stage (male and female). The music is a mix of “electronica” and salsa, and the Colombian crowd thouroughly up for a laugh and a dance. Mangos is certainly one of the most unique, and unforgettable nightclubs you’ll ever visit.

4. D Edge - Sao Paulo, Brazil

D Edge - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil - D Edge.

Brazil’s most cutting edge nightclub is like a large black box full of lasers and hi tech lighting, huge speakers and full on clubbers. Very well respected by international DJs, D Edge sets the standard for other clubs in Sao Paulo and Brazil to try to follow.

5. Pacha - Buenos Aires

Party until 8am - International DJs - a roof-top terrace - Buenos Aires’ biggest nightclub.

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