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. Put Matadeiro beach and other Florianopolis attractions into our Florianopolis trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • To access went to Armação to the river that flows to the sea. About 100 meters from the sea, there is a crossing by a wooden bridge. What I recommend instead of cross walking by the river that is contaminated. There are that make a walk of 10 minutes as much. Beach with good waves for drilling. We saw few open places to eat though there were street vendors. The sand into the sea was firm and without wells but quite cold. Enough people but comfortable.
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  • The beach has very easy trail access. Raging sea, small beach, but with kiosks and some amenities.
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  • Good beach, wide, but very crowded on the weekends. There are two hostels with good food. You can rent chairs of beach and umbrellas.
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