Praia do Campeche, Florianopolis

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Exactly opposite Praia do Campeche sits Campeche Island, and the waves created as the sea pushes past that landmass attract surfers form all over the world. All kinds of beach sports--, from bodyboarding and kayaking, to beach volleyball and soccer--are practiced at Praia do Campeche although there is plenty of space for those who prefer their beach trips to be a little more relaxing. The beach is so long, in fact, that locals claim French writer Antoine de St. Exupéry used to land his plane here in the thirties. If you find yourself at Praia do Campeche during the winter months of July and August, you may spot a Southern Right Whale, as the species uses the surrounding waters as a nursery. Make Praia do Campeche part of your personalized Florianopolis itinerary using our Florianopolis trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Very nice beach, with island ahead, color of the water in light green and blue. Access is easy with structure (restaurant and souvenir shops). It is not allowed to set up tables on the sand, but you can rent Chair and parasol (10.00 each-price in October/2017), parking is paid but the hour is free. The ideal is to get there early and get a good seat in the sand. The island is beautiful, the water is clearer and so cold about the beach in front. There are canoes that make the transfer of the island and if you have time, it's worth going there to eat a snack in the bar of fisherman and make a light trail to view the stone inscriptions.
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  • The beaches of Campeche is beautiful, with an extensive range of sand. Too much wind. There are tours to the island of Campeche.
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  • Good beach, a little cold water, but transparent and perfect coloration, few restaurants by the sea, very strong on this holiday of all souls ' day, but gave it to enjoy the time off!
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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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