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. A visit to Praia do Campeche represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Florianopolis itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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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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  • Campeche is gorgeous. The part of the beach where we are staying is lovely! Quite, just the right amount of people, and has access to the residential community. Perfect escape to the city buzz.  more »
  • this is a great beach, it is quite busy in the season. the Atlantis Ocean is quite strong along the beach and so there are waves which can be strong under current but the beach is patrolled by lifegua...  more »
  • This one is a beautiful beach with and island that can also be visited, the biggest problem is that during summer that is a lot of jam, besides the access to the beach is not always easy because of th...  more »