Praia da Galheta, Florianopolis

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With super-fine, white sand, framed by rolling green hills and giant boulders, Praia da Galheta is one of Ilha de Santa Catarina’s prettiest beaches. Only accessible if you walk 10-minutes through the dunes from Praia Mole, the beach is also one of the last strongholds on the entire coast of the island where nature is totally unspoiled. As you take a peaceful stroll, you will see wild orchids growing, and the silence is broken only by the waves of the crystal-clear ocean. As there is a complete lack of infrastructure, to keep hydrated you can drink from a small fresh-water spring, which also serves as a refreshing shower. This paradise is perfect for you to enjoy nature at its best, and, as it is also the island’s only clothing-optional beach, you can interpret that as you please. Before you head to Florianopolis, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Florianopolis tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Florianopolis has to offer, including Praia da Galheta.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Located at the northern shore of paria, accessible by small tracks, is very pretty and reserved, preferred location for the gay community, going on to Nudism.
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  • July 19, 2017
    Hottest Apraia of Franco, who does not know got to see beautiful and calm and adept to naturalism (Nudism) good in your. Take water and something to eat doesn't have massive crowd.
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  • July 13, 2017
    We went to Paris in July despite the cold was worth a tour, a very quiet at the end of the paia soft recently breathtaking scenery, clear water Beach, a strip of sand very quiet, for those who like to take a walk on the beach is excellent, has a freshwater well chilled biquinha right in the middle of the beach. You can also access a trail to the community of fortress or so to a beautiful lookout at the top (the walk is a little exhausting) but worth it. Well take something to drink or eat on the beach there is nothing de comercio.
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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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