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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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  • Just stunning every day in year. Was there in September when the weather was bit wild but this is a top visit spot 
    Just stunning every day in year. Was there in September when the weather was bit wild but this is a top visit spot  more »
  • Great unspoiled beach, popular with surfers. Be sure to visit the lookout point above the beach, Morro das Pedras, for a postcard-worthy photo. 
    Great unspoiled beach, popular with surfers. Be sure to visit the lookout point above the beach, Morro das Pedras, for a postcard-worthy photo.  more »
  • One of the best beaches in Florianópolis with amazing views. Offers the option of having lunch at the beach since there are some small restaurants with tables on the sand. 
    One of the best beaches in Florianópolis with amazing views. Offers the option of having lunch at the beach since there are some small restaurants with tables on the sand.  more »
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  • Great beach overall. Access is made by a small and easy hiking walkway. It is a good spot for surfers, as waves are frequent and the beach isn't cramped with people casually swimming. It has no exit at its southern end besides the start of the hiking trail. It has some small restaurants through its course.
  • Beautiful hidden paradise, this is a special place for people who loves having contact with nature..
  • One of my favourite beaches in Florianopolis- amazing blue water and a great vibe on the beach. Really peaceful and good atmosphere- there is a bar on the beach which is quite cool
  • Probably it will be my favourite beach in Florianopolis. Just wonderful... btw folks take your trash with you when you leave. Let's keep the beach free of trash. ;)
  • Lovely beach, isolated, great place to visit. Wonderful views.

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