Matadeiro Beach, Florianopolis

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Enclosed by lush vegetation and a mountain that shares its name, Matadeiro Beach is accessible only on foot but well worth the walk. The 1000 m (0.6 miles) beach is a paradise for nature lovers. With relatively few visitors, it will feel like you have it all to yourself. Surfing and free-diving are popular activities, and a short hike up the hill will lead you to a stunning view. Along one of the many trails you can follow from the beach is a curious rock formation known as the “Matadeiro cave.” Local legend has it that this was once a center of energy. With our world travel planner, Florianopolis attractions like Matadeiro Beach can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • To access it is necessary to go through a kind of paved trail. Not enough cars. Therefore, it is not really recommended for people with mobility difficulties. The beauty of the place makes it worth the walk. I recommend going through the first 2 bars/restaurants to get a more peaceful place.
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  • Matadeiro beach is beautiful, with crystal clear waters. Beautiful place, clean and quiet. OBA: few options for food and rental of umbrellas and chairs. It borders the Armação Beach, which is a little quieter, but as beautiful as!
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  • Recommended for those who like more natural environments. Has some kiosks and access is only by foot from the Armação beach.
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  • Beautiful beach... small Brazilian paradise... live music in one of the 3 restaurants... It is ideal for families... There are a variety of waves... Excellent care of Coast Guard... Beach, fine sand, very food buena(aceptan tarjetas)... If consumption there, give you parasol and chairs or sun loungers. We loved it! We are back safe!
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  • Access to the beach is backed by a trail from the armação beach. The trail is not suitable for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility because it has several steep hills. The track is made around 10 minutes and has beautiful views of the tip of the campaigns and the armação beach. The beach has a good stretch of sand, besides being beautiful and with various shades of blue. In the days of Sun the beauty of beach is more prominent. Currently owns two bars in operation. The sea water is cold, a little agitated and with great presence of surfers. Is at the end of the beach which has the trail to the beach of Lagoinha East. The trail lasts around 2 hours.
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  • Beautiful ... beautiful ... beautiful beautiful quiet beach for those who have children ... go with the family right enjoy!!
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  • You have to know that beach! To get there you have to make a trail of +/-6 minutes. The trail is paved and easy to access. Who came to Floripa and doesn't Matadeiro Beach met don't know what you missed!
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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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