Florianopolis Vacations

Florianopolis is the capital of Santa Catarina state in southern Brazil. The city consists of a continental section, one main island, and numerous smaller islands. Having been variously named as “party destination of the year” in 2009, one of the “10 most dynamic cities of the world” in 2006 and “the best place to live in Brazil,” it’s no wonder ... Read more
Florianopolis is such a popular destination. Despite the buzzing night life and street culture, the main attractions are the 42 beaches. Surfing is massive, and Florianopolis is the only location in South America that hosts the ASP World Tour of the Association of Surfing Professionals. Some of the beaches are lined with huge dunes that are great for sandboarding. Kite surfing, diving, hang gliding and mountain biking are also popular, and – since it’s Brazil – don’t forget the beach soccer! If the pace of life in Florianopolis gets too much, nearby villages such as Santo-Antonio de Lisboa are immersed in history and tradition and provide a welcome respite.
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Florianopolis things to do and experiences

  • Lagoa da Conceição
    8.717 reviews
    Entertainment, Water Park
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  • Jurere Internacional
    9.313 reviews
    Shopping, Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Mall
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  • Praia Joaquina
    8.514 reviews
    Other, Other, Sports
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  • Praia do Campeche
    9.09 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamilies

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Dallas, Texas

Florianopolis is great for a non-Rio Brazil destination. It's a laid-back beach town. Definitely brush up on your Portuguese, though.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Quote possibly the #1 place I want to go back to. My favorite beach in the world is Praia Mole. I never even made it to the city since I went out at night in the nearby Lagoa...Beautiful beaches, good food, surfing, beautiful women...I just pray it never gets overdeveloped...

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Great city in the south of Brazil. Amazing beaches to enjoy on summertime and yes... snow ... on winter. Believe or not !

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Sao Paulo

This city is capital of the state, stay in an islad with amazing natural views, beach, cultural places and a lot of fun.

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Hong Kong, China

I lived here for about 8 months and I absolutly loves it, the city got it all - nightlife,food,culture,music,beach,etc...you name it...

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Lehi

I LOVED Floripa. It is a beautiful city. The city center was a lot of fun with a farmer's market and a store of homemade Brazilian items for tourists. I loved staying here and I can't wait to come back.

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Local from Florianópolis, Brasil

best city to live in Brazill, high quality of life, an island with 42 beaches, during the summer Florianopolis is the spot to go in Brazil. Its like Saint Tropez but with the most beautiful people you can imagine. Beach clubs, good restaurants and some good hotels. If you go to Brazil make sure you include this city in your itinerary.

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Porto Alegre

I've been there for just a couple days, but it's a wonderful city, with many natural places to visit, and unbeliavable images to save in mind.

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Santa Cruz, California, USA

Gorgeous place surrounded by nature and beautiful women. Great beaches for surfing and fantastic sea food.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Go here if you want to relax with the Jet-set of South America. Beautiful beaches, great weather and good food.

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