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. Plan your Joaquina beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Florianopolis using our Florianopolis vacation route planner.
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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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  • We spent a day on the beach, swimming, walking Amc climbing up the rocks gazing at the birds and fishermen. Quiet maybe because the winter was setting in, the day was well spent. We took a table at Ch...  more »
  • Beautiful beach with amazing looks and great surf. My husband did some sand boarding and had great fun.  more »
  • Joaquin beach is nice for restaurants and stay for a while but the beach is more for surfing . I'm or agreat swimmer do I would put my life in risk trying to faceted waves! I love re local restaurants...  more »