Visit Florianópolis: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Florianópolis

Hike to Lagoinha do Leste Beach
Lagoinha do Leste is one of those beaches where the reward more than justifies the effort. To get there, you need to hike for a couple of hours along the coastline. Along the way you’ll get postcard-worthy views and once there, you can swim in a freshwater lagoon fringed with white sands. Make sure you take decent walking shoes, some water and a packed lunch.
Florianopolis Historic Centre
Florianopolis’ Old Town is well worth a wander. It’s packed full of charming old buildings from colonial times, painted in vivid colours. Keep an eye out for the Catedral Metropolitana, decked out in dazzling custard and white hues. This is a place where you really need to take your camera with you.
Joaquina Beach
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.
Public Market
Public Market.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Florianópolis is an absolutely amazing and beautiful place to visit. Its beaches are fantastic and in the center you can find everything you need (Malls, Restaurants, Shops etc.)
Benn0r
Switzerland
April 27, 2017
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Exceptional
I stayed in the NW section of the island. Great beaches with lots of restaurants along the way. Restaurants are very reasonably priced.
Charles
United States of America
April 17, 2017
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Exceptional
We had fun at floripa, an experience that we can't forget. We loved the food especially at Salut! Resturante at Fort.
Kim Lara
Philippines
April 23, 2017
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Exceptional
Paradise for gays. Beautiful beaches. Possibility of sunbathing without swimsuits. Safety!
Luboš
Czech Republic
April 17, 2017
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Very Good
I will be surely coming back to canasvieras Florianopolis,nice beach,people are friendly & food are so good.
Marife
United Kingdom
April 21, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Florianópolis

Tropicanas Apart Hotel

7.5 Good

Score from 580 reviews

$30

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Il Campanário Villagio Resort

8.2 Very Good

Score from 868 reviews

$115

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    45 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    23 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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Majestic Palace Hotel

8.4 Very Good

Score from 2,199 reviews

$87

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    52 related reviews
  • “amazing views”
    26 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    17 related reviews
Blue Tree Premium Florianópolis

8.5 Very Good

Score from 1,079 reviews

$73

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    59 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    24 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    22 related reviews
Novotel Florianopolis

8.5 Very Good

Score from 964 reviews

$75

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    42 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    30 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    21 related reviews
Slaviero Florianopolis Baía Norte

8 Very Good

Score from 974 reviews

$54

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    39 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    25 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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Mercure Florianopolis Convention

8.2 Very Good

Score from 585 reviews

$57

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    32 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    31 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    16 related reviews
Hotel Valerim Plaza

7.9 Good

Score from 1,689 reviews

$41

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    42 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    30 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    23 related reviews
Slaviero Executive Florianópolis

7.9 Good

Score from 885 reviews

$59

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    42 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    28 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    24 related reviews
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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

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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

Seafood

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