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Florianopolis

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline. Sightseeing in Florianopolis leads you through a captivating combination of skyscrapers on the mainland and old colonial buildings on the island, connected by two fine bridges. After dark, the city's simmering nightlife makes just as strong an impression. Surfers from all over the world, as well as windsurfers, paragliders, scuba-divers, and other marine sports fans make the most of a holiday in Florianopolis. But you can also take a more laid-back approach, using the city as a base for exploring pristine beaches and unspoiled nature on the rest of Santa Catarina Island. Plan the details of your Florianopolis holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Brazil holiday planning tool .
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Where to stay in Florianopolis

To get a true taste of the city's culture on your trip to Florianopolis, it's best to stay in the historical center on Santa Catarina Island. There you'll find plenty of accommodations--a significantly better selection than on the mainland--ranging from budget guesthouses and hostels to luxury hotels. Many guests, however, choose to take advantage of the island's charming nature by staying away from the city center, in the lakeside district of Lagoa da Conceição. For easy access to the best surf beaches on the island, stay a couple miles farther away at Mole Beach or Barra da Lagoa.
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