Matadeiro beach, Florianopolis
(4.8/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Best beach on the island, not to be missed as it is small and cozy, good also for surfers, visitga
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  • When I visited the Armação Beach had no idea that there was an access so close to another beach so different as Matadeiro beach. Access is simple through a small river crossing. Beach not very extensive, but quieter than the neighbouring beach. The mountains that frame make her a beach with breathtaking scenery.
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  • Very nice beach, the quiet and track with a very nice visual!!! We spent the day very enjoyable!!! Thanks a lot!!!!
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