Armacao beach, Florianopolis

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#18 of 69 in Outdoors in Florianopolis
As one of the main fishing centers on the island of Santa Catarina, Armacao beach's main draw is the excellent (and affordable) seafood, fresh off the fishermen's boats. The beach itself is quiet and perfect for a contemplative walk, though it's powerful waves also attract surfers. Historically, Armacao beach played an important part in the whaling trade. Today the whales are heavily protected, and boats will take you on whale watching tours. Plan your Armacao beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Florianopolis using our Florianopolis journey maker tool .
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  • Excellent Beach, has several positive points relatively clean, very pretty, be sure to visit the island in the corner of the beach is very worthwhile!
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  • Was the nicest beach in Florianópolis until now. Green and clean water, has several cute boats, quiet sea, delicious! Has some rocks on the coast with some natural pools in the middle of them, simply beautiful. The next beach, Sylvie, has a trail that goes to Lagoinha do Leste, is also another ride that worth checking out in Florianopolis.
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  • The Armação Beach was such unexpected gifts. Unlike the other islands we know, the corner of the beach gave us an unusual visual. An indescribable islet. We love!
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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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