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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  • I was a short time, I had a great time. Great for, to enjoy. Take a picture but stones. But the beach is mad, with great wave!
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  • The mole beach is one of the most beautiful of the right side is bastabte easy with a few tents Pro left side has more lgbt audience close to the stones is calm as the sea is worth a visit to the lookout, is beautiful and has a nice Diner
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  • It is a beach of incredible beauty, sensational scenery, water has a wonderful color, but don't nominate be a beach for children, the waves are very strong. There are two bars at this beach is full and has easy access by bus. Is a good place to relax, since there is a wide range of nature that distance car pollution until you reach the beach.
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  • Beach of strong waves, cold, beautiful, with public GLS. I was in the early days of January and too strong, what displeased too, because everything was full of sand: cover, food, bag and umbrella not stood.
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  • Very beautiful beach! With the vision of the wildest nature around, beautiful waves, sea, several food options nearby, sensational! The sand is really soft and uncomfortable to ride and the sea is very hostile, but the beach is very beautiful!
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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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