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Santo Antonio de Lisboa , Santo Antonio de Lisboa
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Jurere Beach , Jurere
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Filled with upscale beach clubs, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and sports options, Jurere Beach in Florianópolis has everything you need t
Lagoinha do Leste , Florianopolis
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Enter an intact tropical paradise at Lagoinha do Leste, a wild beach accessed through trails, by sea, or by helicopter. Covering 453 hectares
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Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
The tourist bus Floripa by Bus carries out a complete itinerary where you will stay on top of everything that Ilha da Magia has to offer you. With pre-determined stops and visits, each tour is accompanied by a full-time tour guide and the bus is waiting for the return to continue the tour. In addition to the guidance, we also have information passed by recordings and a themed soundtrack.The bus has no roof at the top, so the experience is even better.
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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
Joaquina Beach , Florianopolis
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Due to its soaring sand dunes and stellar waves, Joaquina Beach is one of the best and most legendary surfing beaches in the country, and per
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Florianopolis

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Beaches · Landmarks · Islands
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline. Sightseeing in Florianopolis leads you through a captivating combination of skyscrapers on the mainland and old colonial buildings on the island, connected by two fine bridges. After dark, the city's simmering nightlife makes just as strong an impression. Surfers from all over the world, as well as windsurfers, paragliders, scuba-divers, and other marine sports fans make the most of a holiday in Florianopolis. But you can also take a more laid-back approach, using the city as a base for exploring pristine beaches and unspoiled nature on the rest of Santa Catarina Island. In the build up to your vacation in Florianopolis, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Brazil road trip app.

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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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