Joaquina beach, Florianopolis

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Due to its soaring sand dunes and stellar waves, Joaquina beach is one of the best and most legendary surfing beaches in the country, and perhaps the world. During summer, which is from December to February in Brazil, this beach is extremely busy with bronzed bodies and cars trapped in traffic jams just to spend a little bit of time on the sandy white beach. The winter in Brazil, around June through August is the best time for surfing on the waves that reach up to 2.5 m (8 ft) high. Arrange your visit to Joaquina beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Florianopolis using our Florianopolis travel planner .
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  • Like all beaches in the North of the island, mess, congestion, abuse and Argentine tourists rude.
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  • Is a traditional Beach Florianopolis, has sand dunes that you can rent a surfboard and ski in the sand. The location is beautiful. Have some tbm top stones have a look amazing, like Peter of Arpuador in the river. It is worth visiting. The place has a really nice infrastructure, with restaurants, shops and even bare, bathrooms with bath and showers showers outside tbm. Usually the waves attract surfers enough.
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  • For those who like surfing a great option. Pretty hectic beach with guys young and lively.
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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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