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Florianopolis
Travel Guide

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

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
The price is Rs11,643 per night from 6 May to 7 May

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (172 reviews)
Very pleasant remote family resort on a beach

"We stayed for a week, and had a wonderful time in this mostly all-inclusive family beach resort. A real highlight was the daily morning hike, led by Renato, through the dunes, forests, cliffs, and beaches. The beach is beautiful, and the setting really idyllic. The food options were outstanding - ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2017

Costao do Santinho Resort - All-Inclusive
Majestic Palace Hotel
Majestic Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Av. Rubens De Arruda Ramos, 2746, Centro, Florianopolis, SC
The price is Rs3,987 per night from 16 Apr to 17 Apr

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (677 reviews)

"This was a horrible experience. The hotel needs major remodeling, it's extremely outdated. Service sucks, I asked for an extra bed to be brought to the room and the bed came damp as thought it was seating outside completely wet. No quality control, sheets were torn and did not seem very clean...just ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2021

Majestic Palace Hotel
Intercity Florianópolis
Intercity Florianópolis
4 out of 5
Avenida Paulo Fontes, 1210, Centro, Florianopolis, SC
The price is Rs2,662 per night from 2 May to 3 May

Located in Florianopolis Centro, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Luz Square and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Beiramar Shopping Center. Public Market and Fort Santana ...

4/5Very Good! (426 reviews)
Good option in Floripa’s downtown

"Good option in Florianopolis downtown. Hotel is comfortable, clean and the superior rooms have a great view facing the bay. There’s also a complimentary buffet breakfast which is really good. Overall I recommend."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2021

Intercity Florianópolis
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Pousada Recanto do Aconchego
Pousada Recanto do Aconchego
3 out of 5
Servidao dos Tucanos, 26, Florianopolis, South Region

Located in Santinho, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Santinho Dunes and Ingleses Beach. Santinho Beach is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) away.

3.3/5 (4 reviews)
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 ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2020

Pousada Recanto do Aconchego
Flat Amsterdam
Flat Amsterdam
2.5 out of 5
Rua Rodolfo Hickel 400, 482, Florianopolis, SC
The price is Rs1,013 per night from 3 May to 4 May

Located in Canasvieiras, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cachoeira do Bom Jesus Beach and Canasvieiras Beach. Jurere Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) ...

3.9/5Good! (57 reviews)

"O atendimento foi excelente. O hotel conta com café da manhã"…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020

Flat Amsterdam
Canto Dos Passaros Flat Canasvieiras
Canto Dos Passaros Flat Canasvieiras
3 out of 5
Tv. do Skate, 157, Canasvieiras, Florianopolis, SC
The price is Rs1,485 per night from 21 Apr to 22 Apr

Located in Canasvieiras, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Canasvieiras Beach and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Jurere Beach. Lagoinha Beach and Brava Beach ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)
Muito boa acomodação

"Ótima estadia. Tudo limpo e organizado. Dispõe de cozinha equipada, inclusive com todos os utensílios."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2021

Canto Dos Passaros Flat Canasvieiras
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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