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South RegionBrazil

Find miles of unspoiled coastline, surfing villages, majestic waterfalls and cities with a European flair in the southernmost corner of Brazil.

Discover everything from renowned surfing beaches to a natural wonder of the world and vineyards in Brazil’s South Region. This is one of the country’s most developed regions, a wealthy area that witnessed colonization from Germans, Italians and other European migrants. The South Region is made up of three states: Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. Each has its own character yet all feature commonalities such as breathtaking natural scenery and vibrant cities.

Paraná is the region’s northernmost state and home to the internationally famous Iguaçu Falls. Foz do Iguaçu is an ideal base for exploring this fascinating collection of 275 waterfalls, located in the wildlife-rich Parque Nacional do Iguaçu on the Brazil-Argentina border. Toward the east is the state capital, Curitiba, a modern city with wide boulevards and vast green spaces. It’s also a gateway to the millennia-old rock formations of Parque Estadual de Vila Velha and a fascinating train journey to colonial Morretes.

Head south and explore the beaches and colonial towns of Santa Catarina. Santa Catarina Island has over 100 beaches that range from backpacker hangouts and secluded coves to surf spots and fishing communities. Visit the island’s tourist hub and 18th-century state capital, Florianópolis.

Spend some time at German towns, such as Blumenau and Joinville, in Santa Catarina’s interior. In October, Blumenau hosts a 3-week-long Oktoberfest to rival any Brazilian carnival. Experience Brazilian snowfall in the mountains around São Joaquim.

Where Brazil borders with Argentina and Uruguay, the flat pampas of Rio Grande do Sul showcase the nation’s gaucho and cattle-herding traditions. Go hiking in the canyons of Parque Nacional de Aparados da Serra. Join wine tours at the bodegas around Bento Gonçalves. Spend time in the riverside cities of Porto Alegre and Pelotas.

Reach Brazil's South Region by flying to international airports in Curitiba, Foz do Iguaçu, Florianópolis and Porto Alegre. Get around via domestic flights, intercity buses and organized tours. With a temperate climate, including hot summers and winter snow in the mountains, the South Region is a year-round destination with four seasons.

Top hotels in South Region

4.5 out of 5
R. Bocaiúva 1755, Florianopolis, SC
The price is Rs6,276 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb

Located in Centro, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Rosario Steps and Beiramar Shopping Center. Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) is 2.8 ...

5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"Jean and his staff provided exceptional service and attention to detail in all aspects! The facilities are top notch and well maintained. The view from the 180 degree rooftop infinity pool is astounding! We will return next time we are in Floripa!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2021

Novotel Florianópolis
Novotel Florianópolis
4.5 out of 5
Av. Rubens Arruda Ramos, 2034, Centro, Florianopolis, SC
The price is Rs4,295 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Centro, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beiramar Shopping Center and Hercilio Luz Bridge. Joaquina Dunes and Mole Beach are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (540 reviews)

"the reception personnel are great, extremely accomodating and highly professional"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Novotel Florianópolis
Recanto Cataratas - Thermas, Resort e Convention
Recanto Cataratas - Thermas, Resort e Convention
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Costa E Silva 3500, Foz do Iguacu, PR
The price is Rs6,123 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb

This family-friendly Foz do Iguacu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Itaipu Lake and Rafain Palace Convention Center. Foz Do Iguacu Country Club and Cataratas JL ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (877 reviews)
Good for family!

"Great hotel for family activities. The new building is modern and spacious. Staff is friendly."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Recanto Cataratas - Thermas, Resort e Convention
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in South Region

Wyndham Foz do Iguaçu
Wyndham Foz do Iguaçu
4 out of 5
Rua Rui Barbosa, 394, Foz do Iguacu, PR
The price is Rs3,003 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb

This family-friendly Foz do Iguacu aparthotel is located in a national park, within a 15-minute walk of Mercosul Shopping Mall, Guarani Forest Zoological Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (613 reviews)

"The view is amazing! The room is fantastic with a little living room, TV 50", split air conditioner, microwave, frigobar."…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2020

Wyndham Foz do Iguaçu
Flat Amsterdam
Flat Amsterdam
2.5 out of 5
Rua Rodolfo Hickel 400, 482, Florianopolis, SC
The price is Rs1,398 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

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) ...

4/5Very Good! (47 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020

Flat Amsterdam
Vila do Sol Apartamentos
Vila do Sol Apartamentos
3 out of 5
Avenida Leopoldo Zarling, 563, Bombas, Bombinhas, SC
The price is Rs5,107 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Offering direct access to the beach, this Bombas aparthotel is in the city centre, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bombas Beach, and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Bombinhas Beach. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (9 reviews)

"Excelente ubicación, muy buena la playa, cerca de locales comerciales, casas de comidas y supermercados."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Vila do Sol Apartamentos
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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