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Sirena

Address: Maresias, Brazil
Capacity: 4000
Web: sirena.com/br

While the Brazilian desire for dance music has ballooned in the last few years due to its buoyant  economy and a desire to ape the high-rolling EDM excesses of its North American neighbours, Sirena's pedigree is shown by the fact that 2013 welcomes its 20th anniversary.

Helping to support the beautiful beach town of Maresias, a popular weekend escape from Sao Paulo, the signed photos on Sirena's VIP room wall highlight the calibre of visitors from the last year; everyone from Armin van Buuren and Calvin Harris to Nicky Romero and Above & Beyond.

Flanked by white leather VIP booths, the DJ booth in the main room looks out on a giant dancefloor and balcony to provide visitors with a wall of immaculately turned-out revellers in every direction. But for the European visitor, the highlight has to be the second outdoor stage, where DJs can play into the bright morning light and the dancefloor boasts real trees.