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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  • October 6, 2017
    The shore of the pond is a quiet attraction. You can go back and forth with boats departing from Lagoa da Conceição. These vessels are the means of transportation of local residents. The price of passage is well into account. The restaurants are close to the heart of the village, points 17, 18 and vicinity. Very close to the centrino has a waterfall. For those who like to track I suggest leaving the car or from the Corner of the Araças. It is a pedestrian trail. Most of the excerpts you walk in the shade of the trees. The trail goes through costa. You pass by the houses, mansions, flour mill. Have dogs that love to follow hikers, don't be surprised. Upon arriving in the village you will have several choices of restaurant on the beach. Seafood for sure. But there are other options. When you do track enough hungry. It's a beauty. Then just take the boat, have specific times and return. I've been there 2 times. It is a region very close to the Center, but with a quiet and calm village.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Take boat at Lagoa da Conceicao and it will take you all along the costa where you will enjoy the sultry air seeing the fishermens homes till you arrive at the place full of restaurants.They will tell...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    You can only reach the Coast Da Lagoon by boat, crossing the famous Lagoa da Conceição, or a long and beautiful walk in the middle of an Atlantic forest, which is almost omnipresent around the Lagoa. ...  more »

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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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