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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  • A beautiful place but that due to the size of car circulation streets that CONGESTS the place-should be PROHIBITED as the rest of the world.
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  • It seems that you stopped in time. There are no cars. You can only go by foot or boat. Great restaurants with good food typical Azorean. Fish and books.
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  • We were to spend the day on the shore of the pond. And meet the waterfall ... We left the lagoa da Conceição de boat ashore ... We had lunch at the waterfall restaurant. Has many dining options, the boat ride. I will be back I'm sure.
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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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