Costa da Lagoa, Florianopolis

The small village of Costa da Lagoa, on Lagoa da Conceição, can only be reached by boat or by winding forest trails. The village's remoteness and simplicity give it the feeling of a lost civilisation. Private speed boats can be rented, but the simplest (and cheapest) mode of transport is to use the same taxi-boat as the villagers do. Along the way you can stop off at one of the many waterfront restaurants with their own jetties. At the village itself, you can explore the forest trails, visit the tiny church, cool off at the waterfall, or simply talk to the friendly locals. Just make sure you don't miss the last boat back to the mainland. Arrange your visit to Costa da Lagoa and discover more family-friendly attractions in Florianopolis using our Florianopolis tour planning tool .
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  • Me and my daughter in the boat of the landscape is pretty cool place with restaurants, fairs ...
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  • If you take the boat, stop at station 19, in the restaurant of the Cabral, is perfect! Play the sequel to shrimp, can 4 people if you request garrisons. There's no way come to Floripa and don't pass the Cabral. Can go trail too!
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  • It is worth taking the boat with 20.00 cost round trip. Get off at stop 16 to see the waterfall and then follow the trail and enjoy the delights of Fahim's restaurant on the 18. The landscape along the coast is beautiful and allowed to swim because the water is clean. Worth the ride.
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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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