Drinking & Nightlife

Alto da Sé bustles in the evenings as locals and visitors buy drinks and snacks from the street vendors, watch capoeira and savor the view and the breeze. There's usually live samba, chorinho or other Brazilian rhythms somewhere in Olinda Wednesday to Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons – tourist offices have information. On Friday nights from 9pm, strolling musicians circuit through town, joined in song by onlookers, in what's known as the serenata or seresta.