Florianopolis

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Barra da Lagoa Beach which includes a coastal town and a bay or harbour

Its reputation may be as a surfing and party capital, but this southern Brazilian city will charm everyone with its passionate culture.

Florianópolis is known for its many beaches, sophisticated city center and informal status as Brazil’s party capital. This southern Brazilian city covers an island off the Santa Catarina coast. The city center is characterized by cosmopolitan streetscapes, fine dining options and modern shopping malls, while the 42 beaches that surround the city are considered some of the finest in Brazil.

Explore the city center to discover excellent shopping and sightseeing. Walk to the city edge for views of the now-closed Hercilio Luz Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Brazil. Visit the huge shopping malls of Florianópolis to find the latest items from top fashion outlets from around the world as well as jewelry, cosmetics and souvenirs.

For a change of pace, head to the iconic public market to immerse yourself in local charm. Pick up traditional baked goods and seafood, fruits and vegetables from local farms and waters. Stop at one of the restaurants and bars lining the market to try oysters, a specialty of the region.

Once you’ve stocked up on food, hop onto one of the many buses that travel to Florianópolis’s 42 beaches. The bus system is affordable, reliable and a great alternative to renting a car. Head north to Brava Beach, one of the best and most challenging surfing spots in the area, or visit the popular beachside neighborhood of Ingleses do Rio Vermelho. Here the beach has a milder surf and is lined with resorts, bars and nightclubs and is a hub for the city’s nightlife.

With a subtropical climate, Florianópolis enjoys four distinct seasons and remains far less humid than others parts of the country. In summer, expect warm temperatures that will have you on the beach all day. Winter brings occasional frost and is a great time to explore the city’s friendly hospitality and cozy bars.

Flights are available from North and South America to the local international airport; an interstate bus service provides connections from other Brazilian cities.

Where to stay in Florianopolis

WK Design Hotel Florianopolis
WK Design Hotel Florianopolis
4.5 out of 5
R. Bocaiúva 1755, Florianopolis, SC
The price is Rs8,537 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
Located in Florianopolis Centro, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museu do Homem do Sambaqui, Benjamin Constant Square, and Beiramar Shopping ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (128 reviews)
"My son stayed at this property and raved about the comfort, friendly staff, and excellent breakfast."

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2021

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Majestic Palace Hotel
Majestic Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Av. Rubens De Arruda Ramos, 2746, Centro, Florianopolis, SC
Located in Florianopolis Centro, this beach hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Getulio Vargas Square, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centrosul Convention Center and Federal ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (708 reviews)
"Great location and service . Breakfast buffet really good. Nice clean room."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

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Costao do Santinho Resort - All-Inclusive
Costao do Santinho Resort - All-Inclusive
4 out of 5
Est. Vereador Onildo Lemos, 2505, Praia do Santinho, Florianopolis, SC
Located in Santinho, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ingleses Beach and Barra Norte Shopping Centre. Cachoeira ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (204 reviews)
"Excelente"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2021

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Costao do Santinho Resort - All-Inclusive
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Apto em Resort de luxo próximo ao mar ILC
Apto em Resort de luxo próximo ao mar ILC
3 out of 5
The price is Rs4,891 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
Located in Jurere, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jurerê Open Shopping and Jurere Beach. Praia de Canajurê and San José da Ponta Grossa Fort are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Acomodação Nota 10
"Ficamos nesse quarto do ill campanário final de julho de 2021 ! Quarto com camas è edredons deliciosos , limpos e cheirosos!!! O flat tem microondas, frigobar Louças e isso facilita muito quando não se está afim de sair !Pessoal da recepção nota 10 ! Educação e total cordialidade nos serviços!!! ..."

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Tropical Residência
3 out of 5
Avenida Madre Maria Vilac, 800 Loja 02, Canasvieiras, Florianopolis
Located in Canasvieiras, this beach apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Canasvieiras Beach, Saint Francis de Paula Church and Cachoeira do Bom Jesus ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Excelente
"Lugar maravilhosa na beira mar, muito bem cuidado, funcionários muito atenciosos."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2021

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Pousada Recanto do Aconchego
Pousada Recanto do Aconchego
2.5 out of 5
Servidão dos Tucanos, 26 - Ingleses do, Rio Vermelho, Florianopolis, SC
Located in Santinho, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santinho Dunes and Ingleses Beach. Santinho Beach and Barra Norte Shopping Centre are also ...
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Recanto Aconchego
"Segunda vez que ficamos nesta pousada, e gostamos bastante,local passou por reformas e melhorou mais ainda,tudo estava de acordo com o anúncio, fica próximo da praia, bastante comércio, e locais para refeições Ponto a ser observado e se possível melhorar, o local para fumantes,pois fica próximo aos ..."

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