When El Fortin entered our Top 100 last year, we predicted it wouldn't be for the last time — oh, how we love it when we're right. Making its home on a stretch of Brazilian coastline renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, the club has dropped slightly in capacity since our 2015 poll, however investments have been made in improving the structure (now hosting three stages instead of two), soundsystem and staffing. And let's face it, 6000 people is still more than enough for a decent party.
El Fortin may sit only a stone's throw from the likes of Warung and the festival-like clubbing mecca that is Green Valley, but still pulls in the very best names in house and techno. The past year has seen international sensations such as Boris Brejcha, Green Velvet, Pleasurekraft and Amine Edge & DANCE in the booth, along with a wealth of homegrown talent, including Volkoder, Victor Ruiz and Fabrício Peçanha.
We don't want to push our luck with speculation, but with four regular nights on rotation, plus anniversary extravaganzas and yet more top names on the horizon, El Fortin is likely to remain a regular Top 100 feature for some time.