Florianópolis is located on the southern coast of Brazil on the Island of Santa Catarina. Despite being originally settled by the Portuguese, the city developed a strong German and Italian influence through trade, and the blend of cultures has made this city a truly inviting destination. In addition to the 42 superb beaches, the area’s traditional roots and colonial architecture helped Florianópolis earn the accolade of one of the best places to live in Brazil.
In addition to being a haven for surfers, the city gets its character from its inhabitants, many of whom are still involved in traditional trades such as fishing and lace-making. It is this traditional culture, local folklore, and colonial architecture that draw so many tourists to this remarkable location every year.
Most come for the gorgeous beaches, where some of the best surfing in Brazil can be had, but other outdoor sports are popular here, including diving and mountain biking. Not to be missed is the historic town center where you can find wonderful examples of colonial architecture, offering a picturesque backdrop to your beach vacation.
Contact Ker & Downey today to find out how you can incorporate this delightful city into your next South American adventure.
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An impressive 10 day itinerary highlighting some of the best Brazil has to offer, from sightseeing in Rio and the excitement of Iguazu Falls to the richly deserved relaxation found on one of Brazil’s most pristine beaches … Read more
- 42 beaches
- Nature reserves
- Scuba diving and snorkeling
- Thermal baths
- Excellent seafood
- Mountain biking
- Dune trekking
- Whale watching (seasonal)