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Praia Mole, Florianopolis
(4.5/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Take a look at our Florianopolis itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Praia Mole and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I came many times to Franco and this is one of the best and more ballads beaches in the region. Of course for that reason has always been a beach. But this time I felt exploited. $10.00 each Chair or umbrella, R$9,00 in a long neck and at the end still charged a 20% rate of "service". Detail, I figured the "waiters" were of the kiosks, but first they said they couldn't bring the menu up there, and then reported that did not accept card, or are independent and peddlers were explorers. Watch out for these guys, do you inform the conditions and prices clearly and you end up being harmed.
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  • Beautiful beach with beautiful people, summarizes a little soft beach. Sea a little choppy but all very beautiful, peak of surfer so there's a lot of young people on the beach and several options of bars and kiosks to lisen
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  • The beach is beautiful to look at! There are some bars that are close and meet the public. The only downside is that it is tumbling Beach, so the sea is agitated. But worth knowing
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