Armacao Beach, Florianopolis

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#18 of 68 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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  • a delight! calm waters ... fantastic landscape ... play it cool, you still have the option to make a trail on the Hill. Super indico!
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  • The beach is clean and has infrastructure for tourists. Through a trail you reach the beach of Sylvie.
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  • The beach is very beautiful, but has great activity of fishing boats and then you need to pick your place to stay, has some beautiful landscapes to photograph, there is a piece of grass that you can be well assured, the site before the City Beach is small and narrow streets difficult to park near the beach if you don't arrive early, has restaurants and bars nearby, it's worth knowing if you have time and patience, pleasant water didn't realize paid parking lots near the beach but can have.
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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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