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FlorianopolisBrazil

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

#beach Local vendors abound in this beautiful beach, and they are funny and always smiling :)

Jurere

4.5/5Wonderful!(9 area reviews)

Unique features of Jurere include the beaches and restaurants. Make a stop by Jurere Beach or Jurerê Open Shopping while you're exploring the area.

Jurere
#beach This rock area, leads till a private beach. Difficult to reach, indeed!

Canasvieiras

5/5Exceptional!(3 area reviews)

Visitors to Canasvieiras enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, Canasvieiras Beach is worth a stop.

Canasvieiras
Tamar Project showing zoo animals

Barra da Lagoa

You'll enjoy the beaches and coffeehouses in Barra da Lagoa. You might want to make time for a stop at Tamar Project or Mozambique Beach.

Barra da Lagoa
Praia dos Ingleses es una playa situada en el barrio Ingleses, en el norte de la isla de Santa Catarina, en el municipio de Florianópolis, capital del Estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil.

Ingleses do Rio Vermelho

4/5Very Good!(11 area reviews)

Unique features of Ingleses do Rio Vermelho include the beaches and restaurants. Make a stop by Ingleses Beach or Barra Norte Shopping Centre while you're exploring the area.

Ingleses do Rio Vermelho
Lagoa da Conceicao, Florianopolis, Brazil

Lagoa da Conceicao

4/5Very Good!(8 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the restaurants and monuments in Lagoa da Conceicao. You might want to make time for a stop at Joaquina Beach or Joaquina Dunes.

Lagoa da Conceicao
On our way to Guarda, we found this coast.

Guarda do Embau

Travelers like the beaches in Guarda do Embau, and Praia da Guarda is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Guarda do Embau

Top Hotels in Florianopolis

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Majestic Palace Hotel
Majestic Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Av. Rubens De Arruda Ramos, 2746, Centro, Florianopolis, SC
¥5,477
per night
May 4 - May 5

Located in 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 University ...

4.2/5Very Good! (647 reviews)

"Lovely hotel"…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Majestic Palace Hotel
Golden Hotel e Eventos
Golden Hotel e Eventos
3 out of 5
Rua São Benedito, 50, Sao Jose
¥3,724
per night
May 5 - May 6

Located in Serraria, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Centrosul Convention Center, Public Market, and Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). Praia ...

3.8/5Good! (58 reviews)

"Decent, not great. The gym could have more free weights and a bench at least."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Golden Hotel e Eventos
Intercity Florianópolis
Intercity Florianópolis
4 out of 5
Avenida Paulo Fontes, 1210, Centro, Florianopolis, SC

Located in 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 are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (369 reviews)
Good hotel

"Nice hotel with good breakfast. Location is great for the centre of town. Place is a little dated."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2019

Intercity Florianópolis

Popular things to do in Florianopolis

Barra da Lagoa Beach
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Barra da Lagoa Beach

4/5(9 reviews)

Experience hours of water-based pursuits, hike into the hills or simply relax on the sands of this picturesque beach.

Ingleses Beach
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Ingleses Beach

4/5(12 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Ingleses Beach, a popular beach in Florianopolis. While you're in the area, wander around the natural setting.

Joaquina Beach
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Joaquina Beach

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Go surfing on sand or at sea at a popular beach flanked by large dunes and known for its excellent waves.

Mole Beach
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Mole Beach

4/5(15 reviews)

Thrill seekers, sunbathers and partygoers head to this popular beach to surf, hang glide, relax and dance in the bars.

Armacao Beach
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Armacao Beach

4/5(4 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Armacao Beach, a popular beach in Florianopolis. Stroll along the marina or visit the monuments while you're in the area.

Joaquina Dunes
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Joaquina Dunes

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Joaquina Dunes during your travels in Florianopolis. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Top activities in Florianopolis

Guided Floripa All day City Tour
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Guided Floripa All day City Tour

¥4,267
Per adult
Floripa City Tour from Balneário Camboriú
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Floripa City Tour from Balneário Camboriú

¥4,286
Per adult
Private Florianópolis Tour by Car
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Private Florianópolis Tour by Car

100% of travellers recommend
¥8,725
Per adult
Full Day City Tour Florianópolis - Brazil
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Full Day City Tour Florianópolis - Brazil

¥3,701
Per adult
Trail 360 Degrees view
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Trail 360 Degrees view

¥1,418
Per adult
Campeche Island day tour
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Campeche Island day tour

¥5,453
Per adult

Reviews of Florianopolis

4.5

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 21, 2019

Lovely place to visit. Easy to get around in mid-October (pre-peak season). Beautiful terrain and beaches, water inviting at this time of year, great shopping and restaurant choices.

4/5 - Good

ClaudioM

Jul 25, 2019

It is a small town but with lots of clubs and restaurants to explore.

5/5 - Excellent

Walnut

May 19, 2019

Great city specially during the Summer!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 1, 2019

OMG!! It has to be experienced to be believed. Words don't describe it well enough. An island made up of various beaches?? Whats not to like. Water is clear and green/blue and the sands are amazing. The city has great parks and markets.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 14, 2019

Weather was great. 85 during the day and 70 at night with a light breeze and no rain the entire week.

5/5 - Excellent

JohnN

Dec 18, 2018

Beautiful city , very safe by Brazil standards and very clean .. Jurere Internacional , San Antonio Do Lisboa and Praia Ingleses were all lovely . Downtown Florianopolis surprisingly very nice with great shopping and restaurant options .

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