Praia Ponta Das Canas, Florianopolis

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Praia Ponta Das Canas has over 2 kilometers (over 1 mile) of soft white sand, with calm water and pleasant temperatures. The bottom of the sea descends gradually, making this a popular beach for families with children. Jet ski or fish here, or hike up a short and easy trail, leading to another local beach. Restaurants along the waterfront serve fresh oyster dishes, which you can enjoy right on the sand. The beach is a melting pot of languages and accents, with tourists from all over Latin America. Blend in with the crowd by testing a few words of the popular "Portunhol" (a mix of Portuguese and Spanish). Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Praia Ponta Das Canas by using our Florianopolis trip itinerary builder site .
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  • Although some small boats of fishermen in the sand, and be allowed a few vehicles for transport of Jet Ski, the beach is quiet and the calm seas and A hot tub! Very good!
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  • The beach is pretty hot, has a wide strip of sand served by the local kiosks, it's not a problem of the sea invade at the time of high tide. Has just be saving very calm, almost without waves, very good for children.
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  • Beach with calm waters, ideal for fun, whether child or adult, cool to learn how to surf, ride your sup. .. Has football, volleyball field, restaurants, I and my family we indicate, the beach is awesome and clean!
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  • Beautiful small beach with crystal clear water and less tourists than many others on the island. Perfect for small children - warm water and no waves. Parking is available if you arrive before 11am in high season.
  • Very Nice and relaxing beach. Infrastructure sucks though. Lots of argentinians, nice people to have a good conversation.
  • A great beach, with clean sand and calm water. Great for kids and just resting in peace. During the summer it can get a bit crowded.
  • Green water! amazing view!
  • Nice beach...but there are better ones. First of all, it's a bit complicated to reach Pontas Das Camas beach. Once you there, you'll see it's not as big as other beaches in the area (e.g. Canasvieras, Praia Brava or Praia dos Ingleses) The water is also somehow dirtier than those beaches I've mentioned before. However, the landscape is beautiful and the beach it's less crowded and so better for relaxing.

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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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