There is nothing quite like dancing in the open air. Whether you are soaked in glorious sunshine or partying beneath the stars, everything is more fun in the great outdoors! Historically, Ibiza has been the ultimate location in which to enjoy such activities but recent legislation has restricted the al fresco opportunities in the Balearics. Fortunately there are other places where the only roof is the sky above your head.
Here are the highest placed outdoor venues from 2013’s Top 100 Clubs poll.
1. GREEN VALLEY
2013’s No.1 Club is based in the Brazilian Rain Forest beneath a huge canopy and beside a vast lake. 6,000 party people convene here every weekend to party beneath the stars to DJs including David Guetta and Steve Angello.
Attendees of Brazil’s Sirena have the option of dancing indoors and out. The dual-arena club in Maresias (a popular weekend beach retreat from Sao Paulo) features an outdoor stage flanked by huge trees where DJs play until the sun rises.
3. MARQUEE DAYCLUB
Marquee is the highest-ranked American club and the Las Vegas institution epitomises the pool party revolution that has accompanied the EDM explosion in North America. The vast, multi-layered pool and cabana space is populated by an international crowd of beautiful people, splashing in the pool and dancing on the decks to a larger than life soundtrack.
4. CAVO PARADISO
Cavo Paradiso — pitched above Paradise Beach in Mykonos — is a poolside venue encapsulating all the charm and warm-hearted gusto, you’d expect from a quaint Greek island, except with a top-notch soundtrack. Decorated stylishly with terracotta tiles, white-wash walls, even a few cast-iron gargoyles, it has a look and feel closer to a classy Grecian villa than a superclub — that is, until it sets off the custom-built JBL Dance 5/3 soundsystem and CO2/confetti cannons.
5. GUABA BEACH
Guaba has grown from a beach cafe for 200 people through to one of Europe’s essential clubbing experiences, regularly attracting crowds in excess of 2000 party people who fill every space of the multi-levelled Cypriot venue to listen to DJs including Fedde le Grand, Porter Robinson & Nervo.
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