Things to Do in Florianópolis

Joaquina Beach

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better known as Joaca by the locals, this beach is where the surf world championships take place. It was named after a woman who was swallowed by the waves in the beginning of the 18th century. It is the beach that offers the best tourist infrastructure in the city, with parking lots, tourist terminal, WCs, lifeguards, police station, craft stores, bars, restaurants and hotels.

Accommodations near Joaquina Beach
Hercilio Luz Bridge

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Built in 1922-1926, it was the first bridge connecting the island with the continent. It is the most famous postal card of Florianópolis.

Accommodations near Hercilio Luz Bridge

Reviews of Florianópolis


Very good

October 16, 2016

In summer for sure beach beach beach. Now was not too much to do. I would recommend to use private taxi and guide service to see the island. Comfortable, safe and clean.
14 reviews

Very good

September 30, 2016

Florianopolis é uma cidade linda e tem muitas facetas que eu não esperava. Na ilha você encontra desde um centro moderno, limpo e seguro à um litoral pacato e intocado pelo homem. Gostei muito de minha viagem.
2 reviews


October 5, 2016

Beautiful little island with many different areas, big ocean beaches for surfing, small beaches for swimming, huge lake, beautiful jungle like hills and scenery. Highly recommend
1 review


September 28, 2016

The city is wonderful. I recommend everybody needs to know the island's south, because it has a incredible environment. I didn't have a time enough to visite the city, but I'll do this on next opportunity.
Eudoxio Antonio
5 reviews

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September 9, 2016

The beaches were very nice. They were not overcrowded because it was the winter season. There were many good little restaurants to eat at. Many off the local roads cannot handle the traffic so expect delays. Also, all the people begging for money was an annoyance.
United States of America
1 review


October 2, 2016

Very nice experence ! people should come to visit this city in Brazil! They will love it !
Somen Debnath (Cyclist)
6 reviews

Very good

September 28, 2016

The town of Floripa has not a lot to offer, the south of the island a whole lot! Simply beautiful with great surf, beaches & hikes... Best I've seen in Brazil!
8 reviews


September 24, 2016

Awesome place. Something for everyone here, surfing, relaxing, dining, drinking, partying, watersports, walks, hikes, everything!!
United Kingdom
7 reviews

Very good

September 18, 2016

Just a lovely,more lazing little town. Plenty of restaurants and a cute beach.
United Kingdom
33 reviews

Accommodations and Hotels in Florianópolis

Tropicanas Apart Hotel

7.4 Good

Score from 457 reviews


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  • Rua Mario Lacombe, 352, Canasvieiras, Florianópolis
Il Campanário Villagio Resort

8.2 Very good

Score from 755 reviews


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  • Avenida dos Buzios, 1760, Jurerê, Florianópolis
Majestic Palace Hotel

8.4 Very good

Score from 1988 reviews


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  • Avenida Jornalista Rubens de Arruda Ramos, 2746, Downtown Florianopolis, Florianópolis
Hotel Valerim Plaza

7.9 Good

Score from 1712 reviews


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  • Rua Felipe Schmidt, 705, Downtown Florianopolis, Florianópolis
Sofitel Florianopolis

8.5 Very good

Score from 740 reviews


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  • Av. Rubens Arruda Ramos, 2034, Downtown Florianopolis, Florianópolis
Blue Tree Towers Florianópolis

8.3 Very good

Score from 1173 reviews


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  • Rua Bocaiúva, 2304, Downtown Florianopolis, Florianópolis
Intercity Florianopolis

7.8 Good

Score from 927 reviews


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  • Av. Paulo Fontes, 1210, Downtown Florianopolis, Florianópolis
Slaviero Florianopolis Baía Norte

7.9 Good

Score from 810 reviews


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  • Avenida Beira Mar Norte, 220, Downtown Florianopolis, Florianópolis
Costa Norte Ingleses Hotel

8.7 Excellent

Score from 332 reviews


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  • Rua das Gaivotas, 984, Ingleses, Florianópolis
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Recommended in Florianópolis

A good variety of beaches on the island -- tranquil, bucolic, touristy, calm sea, big waves, small waves for easy surfing or children to jump up and down in, also some beautiful villages like Santo Antonio de Lisboa, the fort of Sao José da Ponta Grossa.

Well protected in the south part of the island, no access by cars asked travelers...

Describe the nature in Florianópolis.

Lush and sunny main island and access to smaller islands

None, just nice to run and walk along the beaches

Several small fishing villages at the island

There are nice park areas

very relaxed



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