Praia Mole, Florianopolis

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Unwind and people-watch at Praia Mole, a popular beach some 15 km (9.3 mi) from downtown Florianopolis. Extending for 960 m (3,150 ft) with a varying width, the beach features soft white sands and some stretches studded with smooth rocks. Known for strong, long waves, the sea here makes a great spot for surfing. A popular gathering place for youth of the island, the beach draws a strong LGBT crowd, plus a contingent of paragliders. Numerous bars, restaurants, nightclubs line the whole stretch of the beach. Access gets busy in high season. Put Praia Mole and other Florianopolis attractions into our Florianopolis online tour builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • That beautiful beach! You sit right by the water, it's pretty beach of tombo, with surfers in the water. Soft, fluffy sand. Up the hill from car on the right is the access to the beach, stop in the parking lot To give in front of a statue, There is the best stretch with a well equipped tent. I rented every ten real Chair for the entire day! I came back from Uber and was super easy! Arrived in a few minutes!
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  • Despite the Sea being a bit violent, I too love this beach! I think a beauty without words. Frequented by a young, fun, who like to play sports. The junction of the hills with the beach gives a super nice touch to the beach. Every time I go to Floripa, step there to enjoy!
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  • We rent Chair and parasol (25.00). The seat was torn and damp. We ask a fish bait and, half an hour later, came, literally, a packed lunch of fried fish, cold and limp. Beach just wasn't coming back.
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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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