Looking for luxury accommodations in Florianopolis Brazil? In Florianopolis, or Floripa (as the locals call it), is safe, fun and has many similar attractions to the ones found in Brazil’s major cities. Plus, Floripa has a unique, almost magical charm to it. Floripa appeals to every type of traveler, especially adventurous ones. Particularly the southern tip that’s remote and filled with white-sand beaches, diverse hiking trails and lush rain forests.
Experience lush rain forest trails that run along local farms that sell fresh fruit and produce, discover hidden coves with white-sand beaches and seaside huts, or go hiking on the many trail. Make sure to try the Naufragados hiking trail which leads to a private beach.
Head to the center of the island for a more hippie vibe. It’s a trendy area with rustic restaurants and artsy cafes; perfect for backpackers and intrepid travelers. Step foot near Lagoa da Conceição and find the center of it all – a great place for nightlife, surfer shops and live music. Visit the most amazing beaches in Brazil here, or on Pinterest.
Florianopolis Weather – When to Visit
For those interested in beach life and looking for high temperatures, December to March (the high season) is a good time to visit Florianópolis. Unless you are a surf fan, do not go during the Brazilian winter (June to September). From the week before Christmas until Carnival (February or early March) flights and accommodation will be more expensive and expect crowds and traffic jams to the beaches. Brazilian summer (December to March) is the rainiest period, but rainfalls are typically of short duration and temperatures average 77ºF or somewhat higher, and average sea water temperatures average 78ºF. If you are looking for festivals, consider the Réveillon (New Year’s) and the Carnival periods.
Best Florianopolis Brazil Area Beaches
Campeche is western facing beach has clear waters and calm waves. A single restaurant offers bar food, beer and caipirinhas for sale. Visitors to the island can also enjoy a guided hike to see the archaeological signs of native tribes that date back more than 4,000 years.
Praia dos Ingleses
Praia dos Ingleses is a beach with warm, blue waters, and the greatest sand dunes on the island. This beach is popular with sand boarders and water surfers who remain on the far left where the waves are strongest.
This beach is perfect for families – the waters are calm, the sand strip is wide, and the beach is less crowded than the other beaches. The shoreline is dominated by the natural green landscape rolling over the mountains, with little shops scattered about, sprinkling the area with color.
Praia dos Acores
Located in a preserved natural forest, it is easily accessible for those wanting a natural adventure. This beach is great for families and surfers are also attracted to this area due to the large waves. The beach is located south of the island, protected by the dunes, with little human interaction.
At Jurere, people come to be seen, make new friends, and even find love in the buoyant atmosphere. Jurere is the most exciting beach in Floripa, where you can always find a party. With a line of sand and calm waters, you can spend your day enjoying paradise with locally made tropical drinks.
Best Florianopolis Brazil Tours & Activities
Double Paragliding Flight in Florianópolis
See beaches, lagoons, fauna and flora from a different and very pleasant angle. The double paragliding flight is considered the safest sport in the world and has been performed here in Floripa by our partners for over 15 years. After hiking in a 4×4 van or after you are accommodated in a super comfortable seat connected to the paraglider and your instructor, in seconds you are flying under the canopy of trees, enjoy these 15 minutes of pure emotion. Book your Double Paragliding Flight in Florianopolis here
Floripa City Tour by Bus – Whole Island – The Most Complete City Tour
The tourist bus Floripa by Bus makes a complete itinerary where you will be on top of everything that Ilha da Magia has to offer. 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 from recordings and a thematic soundtrack. Book your Floripa City Tour by Bus Here.
Rafting Adventure in Apuama – Rio Cubatão in Greater Florianópolis
A unique adventure with a lot of adrenaline on one of the main rivers of Greater Florianópolis, connect with nature and the people you love in this unforgettable activity! Book your Rafting Adventure in Apuama here.
Browse the Local Culture of the Lagoon Coast
This itinerary is for travelers looking to discover the local culture, gastronomy and natural beauty. The cultural experience itinerary is presented by a tourism guide accredited by the ministry of tourism and native of the place. This itinerary will connect the visitor to the local culture with a lot of authenticity, originality and security for knowing the region, and providing a day totally out of your routine. Book your Local Culture on the Lagoon Coast here.
Sandboard Experience by Adrenailha
Highlights include: Exclusive tour in a preservation area; Learn the basics before riding your Sand board; Discover the wind dunes and the source of the Rio Vermelho; Enjoy the views of Mozambique’s beach, Morro and the islands of Aranhas; Endless possibilities of paths to descend, we are improving the technique with each descent! Book your Sandboard Experience here.
Best Florianopolis Brazil Restuarants
Chez Altamiro $30 & Over
Bere Birra Forneria $11 – 30
Pizzaria Bel Mangio $11 – 30
Sattoru Sushi $11 – 30
Forneria Catarina $11 – 30
Best Florianopolis Bars
John Bull Floripa
Av. das Rendeiras, 1046 – Lagoa da Conceição, Florianópolis Telephone: 55 48 3232 8535 Web: John Bull Floripa
Av. Pref. Acácio Garibaldi São Thiago, 1777 – Lagoa da Conceição, Florianópolis Telephone: 55 48 99609 4734 Web: Bar DeRaiz
Rancho do Neco
R. Léa Castro Ramos, 484 – Praia Brava, Florianópolis Telephone: 55 48 99973 3304 Web: Rancho do Neco
Rodovia Joao Paulo, 75 – Joao Paulo, Florianopolis Telephone: 55 48 99929 9874 Web: Celula Showcase
R. Alves de Brito, 141 – Centro, Florianópolis Telephone: 55 48 99911 4893 Web: Entreposto BRUXA