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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  • Easy access, wide Beach and very pretty. Always very well attended. It also has a few bars and restaurants.
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  • One of the few who still has a stretch of sand. For those who enjoy crystal-clear sea is a good thing.
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  • Beautiful and clean beach, with rough seas and beautiful, but a lot of ice cream and cold wind, there's a lot of shells into the sea. The beach has structure with shops, restaurants, beach umbrella, chairs and stalls. Really liked it.
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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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