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BEACHES & SURFING

If you’re looking for a place where you can have a great time surfing all year long, Florianopolis is the perfect city for you. The beaches offer consistent waves and beautiful views. There are places for beginners to advanced and professional surfers. Websites and the local radio disseminate news about the sea and conditions for surfing everyday so you can tune in to the best options.

BEACHES

east
Mole Beach
A scenic beach with rough waters. It’s very popular for surfing and frequented by the LGBT community because of the Bar do Deca. It’s also a great place to practice paragliding and kitesurfing. It has great infrastructure, ranging from public parking to showers and nearby restaurants. Located 15 km from downtown.
north
Jurerê Beach
Jurerê is a very popular, beautiful beach with clear, warm and calm waters. It is great for families, children, and anyone who enjoys water sports. It has an excellent infrastructure: shopping, markets, restaurants, kiosks, lodges and hotels. Located about 23 km from downtown.
Ilha do Campeche Beach
south
Ilha do Campeche Beach
About 2 km from Campeche Beach, you’ll find Campeche Island, surrounded by crystal clear water and offering snorkel options. Located 17 km from downtown, it is only accessible by boat.
Ingleses Beach
north
Ingleses Beach
Ingleses is a wonderful beach is 5 km long, framed by a blue sea, but not many waves. You can see orcas playing in the sea in the winter. There is an excellent infrastructure with many hotels, shops, bars and restaurants, as well as sandboarding options and even boat trips. Located 36 km from downtown.
Campeche Beach
south
Campeche Beach
Campeche is a beautiful beach. Because of its rough waters, it is great for surfers and kitesurfers. Although mostly visited by young people, it is also family friendly. Located 15 km from downtown.
Santinho Beach
east
Santinho Beach
A beautiful beach, stretching 2.5 km, with clear and rough waters, excellent for surfing. Not far from the beach is the Outdoor Archaeological Museum, well worth a visit. Located 40 km from downtown.
Saudade Beach
mainland
Saudade Beach
It is a calm, small and narrow beach, usually very crowded. Swimming is only recommended depending on the season. Located 5 km from downtown.
Itaguaçu Beach
mainland
Itaguaçu Beach
The sea is not suitable for swimming, but the beach is very scenic and great for friends to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Located 7 km from downtown.
Bom Abrigo Beach
mainland
Bom Abrigo Beach
A beautiful beach to enjoy a sunset or to spend an afternoon out with friends. Not appropriate for swimming or surfing.
Joaquina Beach
east
Joaquina Beach
This beach, 3.5 km long, is known for its beauty and perfect conditions for surfing. It has an excellent infrastructure, with chair renting services, bars, restaurants, showers and a parking area. Located 17 km from downtown.
Moçambique Beach
east
Moçambique Beach
Part of the Rio Vermelho State Park, this 12.5 km beach offers open water swimming. It’s excellent for both surfing and relaxing. There’s not a great deal of infrastructure and it is quite isolated; therefore, attention should be paid to one’s car and belongings. Located 35 km from downtown.
Barra da Lagoa Beach
east
Barra da Lagoa Beach
One of the most popular beaches, it has a great tourist infrastructure with restaurants, shops, chair renting services. It’s great for swimming, easy surfing and leisure activities. The sand is very clear and fine. It has 650 meters and changes to the Moçambique Beach. The beach is 20 km from downtown.
Galheta Beach
east
Galheta Beach
Galheta is a fun beach, great for surfers and nature lovers. It can only be reached on foot down a trail. It has no gastronomic services and is called a ‘virgin beach’. This beach is the only nudist beach in the area. Located approximately 20 km from downtown.
Santo Antônio de Lisboa Beach
north
Santo Antônio de Lisboa Beach
Characterized by very calm and warm waters, it’s popular among fishermen. It is typically used for water sports, but not for swimming or suntanning. It’s a very touristic place for beachgoers of the Azorean culture, with bars and restaurants nearby. Located 14 km from downtown.
SambaAqui Beach
north
Sambaqui Beach
Sambaqui is a very traditional fishing area with calm waters. It has several bars and great restaurants nearby. Located 18 km from downtown.
Brava Beach
north
Brava Beach
This beach is a 1.5 km long cove. It’s particularly suitable for surfers who like waves created by often quite agitated waters. Sometimes the sea is calmer and allows for safe swimming. Also good for practicing water sports. It has a great infrastructure and a panoramic view from the top of the hill. Located 38 km from downtown.
Lagoinha Ponta das Canas Beach
north
Lagoinha de Ponta das Canas Beach
A beautiful and small cove surrounded by hills and calm waters. Perfect for families and children. It has good infrastructure, with bars, hotels and restaurants. Located 33 km from downtown.
Ponta das Canas Beach
north
Ponta das Canas Beach
This tranquil beach is 1.9 kilometers long. Popular among fishermen and great for water sports. It has a good infrastructure, with restaurants, bars and hotels. Located 34 km from downtown.
Cachoeira do Bom Jesus Beach
north
Cachoeira do Bom Jesus Beach
The white, fine sand on this 3-km long beach is good for walking and exercising. The waves are mild. It has a great infrastructure with nearby restaurant, bars, hotels and shops. Located 27 kilometers from downtown.
Forte Beach
north
Forte Beach
This beach is similar to Daniela Beach, with calm, clean and warm waters. Very family friendly, and great for swimming and relaxing. The access to the beach is difficult. There are a few restaurants and bars as well as a chair renting service. Beachgoers can visit a fortress just a short walk from the beach. Located 25 km from downtown.
Daniela Beach
north
Daniela Beach
This family friendly beach is 3 km long. It has very calm waters that are very suitable for swimming and fishing. Not many services and eating establishments nearby, but there are a few chair renting services and some small markets. Located 25 km from downtown.
Lagoinha Beach
north
Lagoinha Beach
This 800-meter long, family friendly beach is scenic and tranquil, with clear waters. Located 34 km from downtown.
Canasvieiras Beach
north
Canasvieiras Beach
The sea in Canasvieiras is clear green, warm, and calm. The sand is white and very thin along this 2 km beach. It has an excellent infrastructure with hotels, kiosks and restaurants. It’s a hotspot for parties. Located 27 km from downtown.
Cacupe Beach
north
Cacupé Beach
It’s a beach where fishing and oyster farming is still traditional and small scaled. It’s a great place to relax, enjoy a nice meal and a drink. Even though it’s a beautiful beach, it’s not common to see people swimming or sunbathing.
Tapera Beach
south
Tapera Beach
It’s a family friendly beach and a good place to relax, with calm and cold waters and thick sand. It is 1.5 km long and has bars right on the beach. Located 32 km from downtown.
Solidão Beach
south
Solidão Beach
A stunning beach with a waterfall and a natural pool, excellent for swimming and families. Located 30 km from downtown.
Açores Beach
south
Açores Beach
It is a nice beach with cooler water, good for surfing, and on days with little wind, swimming. You will find some infrastructure like chair renting services but not many bars or restaurants. It is located 15 km from downtown.
Ribeirão da Ilha Beach
south
Ribeirão da Ilha Beach
This island has several small beaches, most of them with very calm water and thick sand. It’s excellent for tours, activities, eating at great restaurants, and visiting this historical heritage. Located 27 km from downtown.
Lagoinha do Leste Beach
south
Lagoinha do Leste Beach
This beautiful beach can only be reached on foot. It takes 2 hours along a hiking trail if leaving from Pântano do Sul. From Matadeiro, another trail takes 4 hours. There is a boat service in the summer but rides must be booked in advance. Because of the difficult access, there aren’t any bars or restaurants. The sea is quite rough, but there is a great place for camping around a small lagoon. Located 26 km from downtown.
Morro das Pedras Beach
south
Morro das Pedras Beach
The sea is very rough and swimming is not recommended, but it’s very popular among surfers. While there, visit the “Retreat House of the Jesuits”, open during mass hours. The building was made of stones taken from the area. There is a beautiful view of Armação Beach and Peri lake. Located 22 km from downtown.
Matadeiro Beach
south
Matadeiro Beach
This beach is next to Armação Beach. The only way to access it is on foot. It is an excellent place for surfing and sand sports. It has many bars nearby although it’s almost a deserted beach. It turns into a natural pool on days when the wind blows from the south. Located 24 km from downtown.
Naufragados Beach
south
Naufragados Beach
To reach this beach you have to travel 40 km from downtown and then walk down a 3 km trail. The beach is 1.5 km long, with white sand and rough sea. It’s much visited by those who prefer a wild landscape.
Pântano do Sul Beach
south
Pântano do Sul Beach
Pântano do Sul has a calm and clear sea and many restaurants, mainly seafood, nearby. It’s 2.35 km long, and it is the most traditional fishing beach in Santa Catarina. The beach is known for the many burrows in the sand in the wash zone. Located 28 km away from downtown.
Armação Beach
south
Armação Beach
One of the most popular beaches, it is approximately 650 meters long and extends to Moçambique Beach. It has a great tourist infrastructure with restaurants, shops, chair renting services. It’s great for swimming, easy surfing and leisure activities. The sand is very fine and soft. Located 20 km from downtown.
Caieira Barra do Sul Beach
south
Caieira da Barra do Sul Beach
A beautiful, calm and deep blue sea. Very family friendly and a great place to relax. Located around 40 km from downtown and definitely worth the trip.

BEST BEACHES FOR SURFING

Surfing - Campeche
south
Campeche
When a south swell reaches this beach, it creates the perfect condition for experienced surfers. Only the southern beach of Campeche is suitable for beginners. Wave Type: Beachbreak peaks, sandbar Size of Swells: 3 – 8 ft Best wind direction: NW Suitable for: experienced surfers
Surfing - Armação
south
Armação
It is a beach with white sand, clear water and rough sea. It’s suitable for beginners and advanced surfers with stronger waves more far north. It’s a beach-break with a sandy seabed and an uneven reef. Wave Type: Beachbreak Size of Swells: 3 – 8 ft Best wind direction: NW Suitable for: all surfers
Lagoinha do Leste Beach Surfing
south
Lagoinha do Leste
Only accessible by those willing to hike 2 hours or to take a boat if booking in advance and depending on wave conditions. It’s not only a beautiful beach, but also an excellent surfing spot with strong waves. Wave Type: Beachbreak peaks, hollow lefts and rights Size of Swells: 3 – 8 ft Best wind direction: NW Suitable for: all surfers
Surfing - Matadeiro
south
Matadeiro
You can only get to the Matadeiro Beach on foot; however, it’s not a long walk. It is mostly deserted. The strong left breaking short waves at the mouth of Matadeiro are particularly good, but also quite volatile. Wave Type: Rivermouth left Size of Swells: 3 – 8 ft Best wind direction: SW Suitable for: experienced surfers
Surfing - Naufragados
south
Naufragados
This is a hard beach to reach. You can get there by walking down a 3-km-long trail, or by boat if booking in advance and depending on the waves conditions. All the hard work is well worth it because this is one of the best beaches for surfing if you’re an experienced surfer. You will find a high swell resistance and good hollow waves. Wave Type: Beachbreak peaks Size of Swells: 3 – 8 ft Best wind direction: NE Suitable for: experienced surfer
Surfing - Barra da Lagoa
east
Barra da Lagoa
This beach is ideal for beginners, with several surf schools available. The waves have very consistent swells and are generally smaller and easier to ride than elsewhere. Wave Type: Exposed beach break Size of Swells: 3 to 5 ft Best wind direction: WSW Suitable for: all surfers
east
Galheta
Next to Mole Beach, it offers good wave conditions protected by a bay from the wind. The most suitable season to surf is during winter when the waves are best. This place is deserted. Wave Type: Beachbreak peaks, hollow lefts and rights Size of Swells: 3 – 8 ft Best wind direction: N Suitable for: all surfers
Surfing - Joaquina
east
Joaquina
Famous for the ASP World Tour contest. It’s an exposed beach break, loved by the locals for its consistent ground swells, though the best waves are found in the winter. Wave Type: Left powerful, beachbreak peaks, sandbar Size of the Swells: 3 – 8 ft Best wind direction: NW Suitable for: beginners and experienced surfers depending on conditions
Surfing - Ingleses Beach
north
Ingleses
The beach break is quite inconsistent for surfing. You will only find good surfing conditions on the far left area. It’s very popular, so it’s often crowded, even though it is not a surfers’ paradise. Wave Type: Beach break Size of Swells: 1 to 6 ft Best wind direction: SW Suitable for: all surfers
Surfing - Santinho Beach
north
Santinho
Santinho beach can be easily accessed and is considered to be the best one for surfing in the north. It’s a beach-break with a sandy seabed; there are good waves that mostly extend to the left. Wave Type: Leftover reef flushed. Size of Swells: 3 to 8 ft Best wind direction: N Suitable for: experienced surfers
Surfing - Brava Beach
north
Brava
A beautiful and agitated beach break with a sandy seabed. It has very consistent great waves from both sides, right and left. Wave Type: Sandbar break Size of Swells: 1 to 8 ft Best wind direction: W Suitable for: experienced surfers
Surfing - Morro das Pedras
south
Morro das Pedras
Very popular among surfers because of the rough sea. There are resistant right hand waves and it’s a point-break beach. The waves start to break near the rocks, so it’s not recommended for beginners. Wave Type: Right, flushed with reef Size of Swells: 3 – 8 ft Best wind direction: NW Suitable for: experienced surfers
Surfing - Moçambique
east
Moçambique
The longest beach of Florianópolis, Moçambique is known for being the surfers get away. It’s very peaceful and never crowded. The beach has strong waves. The northern end is “almost walled up waves” and best suited for surfing. Wave Type: Beachbreak peaks Size of Swells: 3 – 8 ft Best wind direction: NW Suitable for: all surfers
Surfing - Mole Beach
east
Mole
This is an exposed beach break with the south winds offering some of the best waves, though there are great ground swells too. Thanks to the consistently good conditions, and both left and right hand breaks, this is a popular surf beach known for annually hosting the World Qualifying Tour. Wave Type: Hollow lefts and rights, beachbreak peaks, sandbar Size of Swells: 3 – 8 ft Best wind direction: S Suitable for: beginners and experienced surfers depending on conditions

AMUSEMENT PARKS

Beto Carreiro
Approximately a two-hour drive from Florianópolis, this is definitely the best amusement park in the country and the 6th best Amusement Park of the world! Beto Carreiro is located in Penha and has around 100 attractions, with rides that offer great shots of adrenaline, and lower-key attractions. This park is the perfect place to take families and friends. From the easygoing carousel to the free fall tower, there will be a perfect attraction for each visitor. Visitors may also enjoy the zoo as well as special shows with ferraris, cartoons, experiences with dinosaurs, and a train crossing the old west. You can buy a day pass for one, two or three days on the amusement park website or at the park, although it’s a lot cheaper online. Admission is free on your birthday.
Aqua Show Park
Let’s be honest, whether you’re 4 or 40 years old, a water park is never a bad idea. Aqua Show Park has a cool infrastructure and attractions of all kinds, including moderate and extreme water-slides for kids. With over 30 attractions, the park is a great way to spend a sunny day with your family and friends. It’s also very close to one of the best beaches in Floripa, Praia dos Ingleses, in case you want to stop by. Located in the North area, the aquatic park is open from November to April. To get there you can drive, use an Uber or take a bus. There’s a parking lot and a bus stop within walking distance.

ZOOS & WILDLIFE

While in Florianópolis, enjoy its rich nature in parks, protected areas, and around lakes. This city boasts of having 400 bird and 100 mammal species. There are also friendly yellow caymans in specific wetland areas, such as the Parque Ecológico do Córrego Grande, where you can also see little monkeys called ‘saguis’. Florianópolis does not have a zoo, but it has some nice projects where you can closely and safely watch wild local animals. In Pomerode, less than a 2-hour drive, you can find a complete zoo and have a great falconry experience too.

Falconry with Michel Velem
In Pomerode, about a 2-hour drive from Florianópolis, you can have a close experience with raptors and feel their power and energy when they fly back toward you. The millennial activity of falconry is recognised by UNESCO as a World Intangible Heritage. It has gained more adepts all over the world aiming at conservation and environmental education.In Pomerode, you can have a great experience closely interacting with the raptors and getting to know more about the history of falconry. Michel Velem is an expert that will make sure you have the best moments with hawks, eagles and owls. This activity must be previously booked with Michel on Facebook or Tripadvisor.
Pomerode Zoo
The Pomerode Zoo is located downtown in the Pomerode city and surrounded by restaurants and stores. With more than 1,300 animals of 225 species, the Pomerode Zoo is surely a great experience for all ages. The zoo has an area of 46,000 m² . It shelters animals from all over the world, including the African big five and endemic Brazilian species.One of the main attractions is an enclosure in which you enter and interact with many birds. The zoo has a photography shop, a souvenir shop, a snack bar, a parking lot, and a visitor center with a great lookout point and environmental educational activities. They have a captivity breeding program, and they also rescue, rehabilitate and release animals that are victims of illegal wildlife trade. The zoo is open everyday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Schools can have guided visits.
Rio Vermelho Rescue Center
The Rio Vermelho Rescue Center is located inside the Rio Vermelho State Park and on the border of Lagoa da Conceição. This center receives about 3,000 animals (mostly birds) that are victims of illegal wildlife trade every year. Their work is to rehabilitate and release these birds back to nature. The birds that cannot be released stay in captivity and you can visit them. The animals kept at the center stay in proper enclosures spread out  along a handicapped-accessible trail. Visitors can enter one enclosure and interact with many birds. The visits are free and guided by professionals. You can visit the center from 10 am to 5 pm and from Tuesday to Sunday. Each group with a maximum of 30 people leaves every 30 minutes. This center has a picnic site. There is a camping site nearby.
Lontra Project
Located in the heart of Lagoa do Peri Park, the Lontra Project focus on the conservation, scientific research, rehabilitation and reintroduction of Neotropical and giant otters (Lontra longicaudisand Pteronura brasiliensis). In2013, the Lontra Project also opened a research center at Aquidauana in the Brazilian Pantanal. In 2017, the project had the first ever Neotropical otter babies born in captivity, which was a great step for the conservation of this species. The Lontra Project has a visitor center and a volunteer program that is open 8 am to 6 pm from Monday to Friday. On weekends it’s open only for those who book a visit.
Tamar Turtle Project
A trip to the fishing village of Barra da Lagoa offers you the opportunity to learn about the most successful conservation project in Brazil: the Tamar Project (Projeto Tamar). You get to know the turtle species that inhabit the Brazilian coast and to watch their behavior in the pools. Every week during the summer, the Tamar Project releases a rescued turtle to the sea and you can participate in the rescue. Tamar is an abbreviation for ‘Tartaruga Marinha,’ translated as ‘sea turtle’. The successful project was launched in 1980 by IBAMA, the Brazilian Environmental Protection agency, and it is now supported by an NGO. The aim is to ensure the existence of five endangered sea turtle species by rescuing and recovering individual turtles, establishing protected breeding sites, promoting a broad-based environmental education campaign, and developing alternative income sources for locals. This center has a souvenir shop.

SPORTS

With hundreds of fitness and crossfit centers, walking tracks, sports courts, and outdoor exercise parks, you can find a place to exercise everywhere. There are plenty of soccer, tennis, volleyball and handball schools. It’s very easy to find someone to walk or run with you on the beautiful Avenida Beira-Mar. If you prefer to be indoors, there are all kinds of clubs, such as shooting, airsoft, paintball, archery, horse riding and horse jumping. Here we list some sports in Florianópolis and where to practice them:

Golf
Golf
In Florianópolis, there is one main golf course called Costão Golf Club, located near the beach in the Ingleses neighborhood. In addition to its fascinating setting, the club also has a condo, a restaurant and a pro shop. Here you can learn and practice golf, take part of tournaments and play on the best challenging courses.
Windsurf
The ideal beaches to windsurf have calmer seas. For course racing:
  • Lagoa da Conceição
  • Praia de Jurerê
  • Ponta das Canas
  • Praia de Canasvieiras
 For wave:
  • Praia do Campeche
  • Praia do Moçambique
  • Praia Joaquina
  • Praia Mole
Kitesurf
Florianópolis is one of the best spots for kitesurfing in Brazil for beginners and experienced kitesurfers. The best season to practice this sport is spring, but the conditions are good for kitesurfing almost all year long.
  • Lagoa da Conceição
  • Praia Mole
  • Praia do Campeche
Paragliding
For those wishing to fly over beautiful Florianópolis and see everything from a different perspective, paragliding is perfect. The best months to practice this sport are from November to April.
  • Praia Mole
  • Praia Brava
  • Lagoa da Conceição
  • Palhoça (1 hour away from Florianópolis)
  • Santo Amaro da Imperatriz (1.5 hour away from Florianópolis)
Canyoning
Sandboarding
Sandboarding is a great option if you are looking for something fun, easy and new. There are spots all over the Dunes of Joaquina where you can try it.
  • Dunes of Joaquina
  • Dunes of Santinho
Kayaking
Kayaking
Everywhere in Florianópolis you can go kayaking to relax and enjoy the amazing nature and wildlife surrounding you as well as to exercise. There are companies renting kayaks at the beaches and at Lagoa da Conceição.
  • Santo Antônio de Lisboa
  • Barra da Lagoa
  • Lagoa da Conceição
Horse Riding
Horse Riding
You can find farms offering free style horse riding on the beach and on trails at night, or the usual farm-like ride during the day. For professionals and anyone who likes classical style, there is an equestrian center with horse riding, dressage and jumping classes in Saco Grande.
  • Saco Grande
  • Rio Vermelho
  • Praia do Moçambique
  • Santo Amaro da Imperatriz (1.5 hour away from Florianópolis)
Canyoning
Canyoning
Florianópolis offers a variety of beautiful landscapes that you can discover in a different way, by canyoning. There are spots for beginners to experts. It’s perfect for a warm day, since after the adventure, you can jump into refreshing water and relax.
  • Praia Gravatá
  • Praia Grande
  • Costa da Aranha
Rafting
Rafting
Rafting is the perfect water sport for those who enjoy an exciting time with friends. You become a part of the nature around you, while having a breathtaking experience.
  • Santo Amaro da Imperatriz (1.5 hour away from Florianópolis)
Sports Bicycle Tours
Bicycle Tours
The landscape diversity and the numerous paths and offroad bike trails offer great conditions for everyone who wishes to ride a bike to work, school, exercise or adventure. This region is a common landscape for the stages of the regional, national and international championships in the downhill and cross-country styles, as well as part of the Ironman Brazil. Here are some companies you can rent bikes from and have bike tours:
  • Floripa Bike Tour
  • Caminhos do Sertão
Boat
Boat trip
The beautiful sea and islands found all around Florianópolis allow you  to enjoy a boat trip with friends and family. There are many ways to have an unique experience. Some boats have parties, music and pirates onboard while others are quieter so you can enjoy the sounds of nature. The most popular boat trip is to Anhatomirim and the Ratones Grande Island where you can learn about the historic wars between the Spanish and the Portuguese for the colonization of South America.
  • Canasvieiras
  • Lagoa da Conceição
  • Praia do Forte
  • Beira-mar Norte
Scuba Diving
You can find scuba diving options on the small islands near the beaches of Floripa. These islands are only accessible by boat. The two spots for snorkeling in Florianópolis are Ingleses and Armação. However, two cities nearby, Bombinhas and Porto Belo, also have incredible coasts to go snorkeling.
  • Ilha do Campeche - one boat leaves from Armação beach and takes around 30 minutes to get there; while the second one leaves from Campeche beach and takes around 15 minutes; and there is a third spot in Barra da Lagoa from where the boats take around 1h20min to get there.
  • Ilha Arvoredo - the boat leaves from Canasvieiras beach or from Ponta das Canas, depending on the company, and takes around 40 minutes to get there. There are also boats leaving from Bombinhas and Porto Belo.
  • Ilha do Xavier - the boat leaves from Barra da Lagoa.

TRAILS & LOOKOUT POINTS

Looking for an adventure and breathtaking views? Explore nature and find the perfect hiking trails for you!

EASY TRAILS

Trilha Sertão do Assopro
east
Trilha Saquinho do Rio Vermelho
Very regular paths with not many rocks. Amazing views of Ratones, Lagoa da Conceição, Rio Vermelho and Moçambique neighborhoods.

Easy Trail

4 hours

Trilha Forte
north
Trilha do Forte
Amazing views of Jurerê, Daniela, the bay, and the islands of Ratones and Anhatomirim. You can also visit the Fortress of São José da Ponta Grossa.

Easy Trail

1 hour

Trilha Sertão do Assopro
east
Trilha Sertão do Assopro
From the Lagoa lookout point, walk through a local neighborhood to an old hang-gliding take-off spot with an amazing view, and then through the Atlantic Forest to Costa da Lagoa.

Easy Trail

4 hours

Trilha da Restinga Sertão do Peri
south
Trilha da Restinga
Walk through the local neighborhood of ‘manezinhos’ to see historic houses and the Lontra Project ('the  Otter Project').

Easy Trail

2 hours

Trilha Norte da Lagoa do Peri
south
Trilha Norte da Lagoa do Peri
Walk along the lake and enjoy the Atlantic Forest.

Easy Trail

3 hours

Trilha do Rio do Braz
north
Trilha do Rio do Braz
Very easy walking in the Sapiens Park with towers and bridges. It’s handicapped accessible. It’s open from 1 to 7 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Easy Trail

30 minutes

Trilha Parque Ecologico do Corrego
city center
Trilha do Parque do Córrego Grande
Very easy walking in the Parque Ecológico do Córrego Grande. It's disabled-friendly. Opens everyday from 8am to 6pm.

Easy Trail

30 minutes

Trilha da Estrada antiga Daniela
north
Estrada Antiga da Daniela
The entrance to this path bordered by restinga vegetation, swamps and a lake is in front of a Police Station.

Easy Trail

30 minutes

Trilha Piscinas da Barra
east
Trilha Piscinas da Barra
You cross the Atlantic Forest and get to natural seawater pools.

Easy Trail

20 minutes

south
Trilha Naufragados
You will enjoy a panoramic view of the area, the beach, a natural water fountain, and some sites of historical importance.

Easy Trail

50 minutes

east
Trilha Praia do Gravatá
You will see otters and the beach, and enjoy a panoramic view of the area.

Easy Trail

30 minutes

north
Trilha Ratones até Lagoa da Conceição
You will see a lagoon, some yellow caymans, and enjoy a panoramic view of the area.

Easy Trail

30 minutes

city center
Trilha do Poção Córrego Grande
You will see a waterfall, a river, and a natural water fountain.

Easy Trail

20 minutes

south
Trilha Cachoeira da Solidão
You will see a waterfall, a river, the beach, and a natural water fountain.

Easy Trail

15 minutes

MEDIUM TRAILS

Trilha Morro da Antena
city center
Trilha Morro da Antena
Also known as ‘Trilha do Maciço da Costeira’. It is very hard climbing up the first half because of loose rocks, but later it gets easier. There are wonderful views of Baía Sul and the Santa Mônica Valley in some lookout points.

Medium Trail

4 hours

Trilha Monte Verde - Costa da Lagoa
east
Trilha Monte Verde – Costa da Lagoa
Nice views while crossing the hills in the Atlantic Forest to Costa da Lagoa. When looking for information about this trail in the internet be aware that most sites say that the trail should be started in Servidão Olga Lacerda, but we say it should be started in Rua Mané Vicente, if you want a longer hike.

Medium Trail

3h 30 minutes

Trilha Rota das Cachoeiras
mainland
Trilha Rota das Cachoeiras
At 221 km away from Florianópolis, this trail in the city of Corupá takes you through 14 waterfalls and lakes in the Atlantic forest ending in a breathtaking 125-meters high waterfall.

Medium Trail

2 hours

Trilha Caminho do Rei
north
Trilha Caminho do Rei
Dating from imperial time in the northern hills, the trail crosses the Atlantic Forest and provides many panoramic views.

Medium Trail

3 hours

Trilha Lamim
north
Trilha do Lamim
Between Jurerê and Canasvieiras, this paved trail requires a lot of energy because it goes up and down.

Medium Trail

30 minutes

Trilha Morro do Lampião
south
Trilha Morro do Lampião
Beautiful panoramic view of Campeche and Joaquina.

Medium Trail

2 hours

Trilha do Rapa
north
Trilha do Rapa
Nice views and a good walk through the hills from Ponta das Canas to Brava.

Medium Trail

2h 30 minutes

Trilha da Feiticeira
north
Trilha da Feiticeira
Panoramic views and a nice walk from Ingleses to Brava through the rocky coast.

Medium Trail

3 hours

east
Trilha Caminho da Costa
You will see a lagoon, a waterfall, a river, a beach, a natural water fountain, enjoy panoramic views, and can go on a boat trip.

Medium Trail

4 hours

east
Trilha Barra da Lagoa até Galheta
You will enjoy a panoramic view of the area, and see a beach, sites of historical importance, colonial houses, rupestrian inscriptions, a river and a natural water fountain.

Medium Trail

2 hours

south
Trilha Ilha do Campeche
You will see coatis, a beach, rupestrian inscriptions, enjoy panoramic views of the area, and can go on a boat trip.

Medium Trail

1h 45 minutes

north
Trilha do Morro das Aranhas
You will see a beach, a thicket, a natural water fountain, coasts and rupestrian inscriptions and enjoy a panoramic view of the area.

Medium Trail

1 hour

HARD TRAILS

mainland
Trilha do Cambirela
One of the hardest trails in the area. It ends at the top of Cambirela Mountain at the mainland, approximately 1,043 meters high. From this site, you can view all the islands around. There are three trails and each takes around 2 hours to hike up the mountain and 1h 30 minutes to hike down.

Hard Trail

3h 30 minutes

Trilha Ponta do Passo
south
Trilha Ponta do Passo
It connects the trails ‘Trilha da Praia do Saquinho’ and ‘Trilha de Naufragados’. You have to add the length of time to cross these other trails to the expected length of time to cross the area. Don’t do it without preparation. You’ll cross the coast and the Atlantic forest.

Hard Trail

4 hours

Trilha - Pedra Branca
mainland
Trilha da Pedra Branca
Breathtaking views of the whole Island from north to south, and the cities of São José, Palhoça and Santo Amaro da Imperatriz.

Hard Trail

6 hours

Trilha Leopardo
south
Trilha do Leopardo
It is very challenging to hike all these trails one after another: ‘Trilha Matadeiro-Lagoinha do Leste’ followed by ‘Trilha Lagoinha do Leste’, ‘Trilha Cachoeira da Solidão’, ‘Trilha da Praia do Saquinho’ and ‘Trilha de Naufragados’. Don’t do it without proper equipment and preparation.

Hard Trail

12 hours

Trilha Matadeiro-Lagoinha
south
Trilha Matadeiro-Lagoinha
Amazing views along the coast.

Hard Trail

4 hours

south
Trilha da Gurita
As you hike from Lagoa do Peri to Ribeirão da Ilha, you will see a lagoon, alligators, a waterfall, a river, a beach, a natural water fountain, and you will enjoy a panoramic view of the area.

Hard Trail

3h 30 minutes

south
Trilha Lagoinha do Leste
You will see a lagoon, a beach, a natural water fountain, and you will enjoy a panoramic view a panoramic view of the area.

Hard Trail

2h50 minutes

south
Trilha Praia do Saquinho
You will enjoy a panoramic view of the beach of Saquinho and go through a very rustic community that doesn’t use electric energy and wishes to keep isolated.

Hard Trail

2h30 minutes

east
Trilha Monte Verde até Costa da Lagoa
You will see a lagoon, a natural water fountain, enjoy a panoramic view of the area, and can go on a boat trip.

Hard Trail

2 hours

LOOKOUT POINTS

We’ve already mentioned, maybe a hundred times, that Florianópolis is beautiful, but we just can’t let you forget it. The good news is that Floripa has plenty of places where you can check out all that beauty and fall in love just as we have. Stunning lookout points are spread all around the city.

Lookout Points Mirante Morro das Pedras
south
Mirante do Morro das Pedras
This lookout point in southern Florianópolis has a breathtaking view of Armação beach and Lagoa do Peri. It is easily accessible and it has a big parking lot. It is next to the Casa de Retiros Vila Fátima, a catholic retreat. It is only open to the public during service hours.
Lookout Point Mirante Morro da Cruz
city center
Mirante do Morro da Cruz
Inaugurated in 1984, it is possibly one of the oldest lookout points in Florianópolis. It lies at the top of a mountain at the city center where the TV stations are located. You will have a panoramic view of the town, including the North and South bay, three bridges, and the mainland. Avoid visiting it at night.
Lookout Points Mirante da Praia Brava
north
Mirante da Praia Brava
This lookout point can be found on the road to Brava beach. The view is incredible! It has a parking lot and a restaurant, so you can have a  fun time here with your friends or family.
Lookout Points Mirante Ponto de Vista
east
Mirante Ponto de Vista
Located between Mole beach and Lagoa da Conceição, this is one of the best lookout point to visit in the area. It has all the touristic infrastructure, with a parking lot, restaurants, a coffee shop and some stores. It has an amazing panoramic view of the site and it’s really worth the visit. You will definitely fall in love with this place.
Lookout Points Mirante do Morro da lagoa
east
Mirante do Morro da Lagoa
This lookout point is very popular, easy to access and offers a great infrastructure with a big parking lot so you can stay as long as you wish. It is also very clean and in great condition. Here you will get a stunning panoramic view of the Lagoa da Conceição, the dunes and even the sea. You also get a chance to take a picture of the famous “Sou bem Floripa” stature.
Lookout Point Mirante Praça do Hercílio Luz
city center
Mirante Praça Hercílio Luz
This lookout point offers an awesome view of the bridges from the Hercílio Luz Park. An amazing place to visit at sunset, as it is really enchanting! It’s also one of the best places to photograph one of the famous touristic spots in Florianópolis: the Hercílio Luz Bridge.

BARS & CLUBS

Florianópolis has been rightfully nominated the “Party Destination of the Year” by The New York Times. Regardless of the day of the week, you can be sure there is a great party around, and even if you aren’t a fan of clubs, there are bars all over that will guarantee you can have a great time drinking and enjoying a nice conversation! Locals aren’t the only ones who love the way that Florianópolis parties. Famous people from all around the world have been here and great artists played on the city’s stages and fell in love with Florianópolis. Maybe you can join David Guetta, Bob Sinclar, Fat Boy Slim, Axwell, Lindsay Lohan, Neymar, Gustavo Kuerten, Rodrigo Santoro and Gisele Bündchen--all of them, and many others, came here to have a great time!

ELETRONIC MUSIC

city center
The Roof
Avenida Jornalista Rubens de Arruda Ramos, 2746 - Florianópolis
north
Cafe de la Musique
Avenida dos Merlins, s/n - Florianópolis
north
Milk
Serv. José Cardoso Oliveira, s/n, lote 3 - Florianópolis
north
P12
Serv. José Cardoso Oliveira, s/n, lote 3 - Florianópolis
east
Safe House
Rua João Pacheco da Costa, 31 - Florianópolis
Fields
city center
Fields
Avenida Paulo Fontes, 1250 - Florianópolis
La Serena
north
La Serena
Avenida das Lagostas, s/n - Florianópolis
300 Cosmo Beach Club
north
300 Cosmo Beach Club
Avenida dos Salmões, 1232 - Florianópolis
Donna Jurerê
north
Donna Jurerê
Avenida dos Pampos, s/n - Florianópolis
Le Barbaron
north
Le BarBaron
Avenida Tom Traugott Wildi, 215 - Florianópolis
Circuit
east
Circuit
Rua Henrique Veras do Nascimento, 110 - Florianópolis
Second Jurerê
north
Second Jurerê
Avenida dos Búzios, 1800 - Florianópolis
Life Club Floripa
north
Life Club Floripa
SC 401, 14525 - Florianópolis
Malam Club
east
Malam Club
Rua Moacyr Pereira Junior, 77 - Florianópolis
605 Bar
city center
605
Avenida Mauro Ramos, 605 - Florianópolis
Acqua Plage
north
Acqua Plage
Avenida das Algas, s/n - Florianópolis
Selenza
nearby
Selenza
Av. Atlântica, 5020 - Balnerário Camboriú
Sky Beach Club
nearby
Sky Beach Club
Av. Governador Celso Ramos, 1499 - Porto Belo
SantoMé Bar
nearby
SantoMé Bar
Rua 2000, s/n - Balnerário Camboriú
1007 BC
nearby
1007 BC
Av. Atlantica, 5200 - Balnerário Camboriú
Ice Bar BC
nearby
Ice Bar BC
Rua 4000, 33 - Balnerário Camboriú
DNA Club
nearby
DNA Club
Rua Intendente Broering, 2290 - Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
Lofty
nearby
Lofty
Av. Governador Celso Ramos, 1499 - Porto Belo
Hakkô Club
nearby
Hakkô Club
Av. Governador Celso Ramos, s/n - Porto Belo
Pantai Club
nearby
Pantai Club
Av. Nereu Ramos, 2970 - Piçarras
Mansão Club
nearby
Mansão Club
SC 414, 506 - Penha
Nas Vegas Lounge
nearby
Nas Vegas Lounge
Av. Prefeito Cirino Adolfo Cabral, 1463 - Navegantes
Showbol Arena Itajaái
nearby
ShowBol Arena Itajaí
Av. Marcos Konder, 72 - Itajaí
Espaço Deck
nearby
Espaço Deck
Av. Ministro Victor Konder, 1100 - Itajaí
Castelo Montemar
nearby
Castelo Montemar
Rua Antônio M. Vasconcelos Drumond, 1155 - Itajaí
Zen Bar
nearby
Zen Bar
Rua Antônio Lopes Gonçalves Bastos, 954 - Balnerário Camboriú
Duo Lounge
nearby
Duo Lounge
Rua 300, 120 - Balnerário Camboriú
Mentawai
nearby
Mentawai Bar
Rua Ametista, 138 - Bombinhas
The Harbor
nearby
The Harbor
Rua 4500, 50 - Balnerário Camboriú
Bovary - Feel the Rock
nearby
Bovary
Avenida Atlântica, 5720 - Balnerário Camboriú
Petry
nearby
Petry
BR101, KM193 - Biguaçu
La Belle
nearby
La Belle
Av. Atlântica, 4980 - Balnerário Camboriú
Belvedere Beach Club
nearby
Belvedere Beach Club
Av. José Medeiros Vieira, 254 - Itajaí
Habbitat
nearby
Habbitat
Av. José Medeiros Viêira, 800 - Itajaí
El Fortin Club
nearby
El Fortin Club
Rua Izidoro Batista, s/n - Porto Belo
Warung Beach Club
nearby
Warung Beach Club
Av. José Vieira, s/n - Itajaí
Green Valley
nearby
Green Valley
Rua Rio Mamoré, 1083 - Balnerário Camboriú
Castelo Le Mont - Large
nearby
Castelo Le Mont
Alto do Morro da Cruz, s/n - Itajaí

STAGE MUSIC PARK

These mix of clubs owns a lot of parties these are the most relevants.

Stage Music Park - Garden
north
Garden
Rodovia Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho, km 1,5 - Florianópolis
Devassa On Stage
north
Devassa on Stage
Rodovia Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho, km 1,5 - Florianópolis
north
Pacha
Rodovia Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho, km 1,5 - Florianópolis
north
Posh
Rodovia Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho, km 1,5 - Florianópolis
north
Terraza
Rodovia Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho, km 1,5 - Florianópolis

ESPAÇO BEIRAMAR

These mix of clubs owns a lot of parties these are the most relevants.

These mix of clubs owns a lot of parties these are the most relevants.

Espaço beiramar - Cash Exclusive
city center
Cash Exclusive
Av Beira-mar, s/n - Florianópolis
Espaço Beiramar - Sete Night Club
city center
Sete Night Club
Av Beira-mar, s/n - Florianópolis
Red Dinning Club - Large
city center
Red Dinning Club
Av Beira-mar, s/n - Florianópolis

ALTERNATIVE

city center
Jivago
Rua Deputado Leoberto Leal, 4 - Florianópolis
city center
1007
Alameda Adolfo Konder, 1007 - Florianópolis
city center
Treze
Rua Padre Roma, 174 - Florianópolis
city center
Blues Velvet
Rua Pedro Ivo, 147 - Florianópolis
city center
Concorde
Avenida Rio Branco, 729 - Florianópolis
Agenda
city center
Agenda
Rodovia Admar Gonzaga, 967 - Florianópolis
Rancho do Maneca
north
Rancho do Maneca
Rod. SC 405, 472 - Florianópolis
Denys Club
mainland
Denys Club
Rua Cassol, s/n - Florianópolis
Cabaret Night Club
east
Cabaret Night Club
Rua Menino Deus, 47 - Florianópolis
Deca
east
Bar do Deca
Rodovia Jornalista Manoel de Menezes, s/n - Florianópolis
Kokoon Beach Club - Large
east
Kokoon Beach Lounge
Rodovia João Gualberto Soares, 1140 - Florianópolis

BARS

Whatever day or time, there is always an excuse to go for a drink, snacks and a good chat. Check out some of the best bars in town and find the perfect one for you.

Bro Cave
city center
Bro Cave
Rua Padre Roma, 33 - Florianópolis
Lambretta Bar
city center
Lambretta Bar
Travessa Harmonia, 44 - Florianópolis
Didge Steakhouse
city center
Didge Steakhouse Bar & Pub
Avenida Rubens de Arruda Ramos, 1976 - Florianópolis
Doctor Julio Pub
north
Doctor Julio Pub
SC 401, s/n, lote 3 - Florianópolis
Cantinho da Fama
mainland
Cantinho da Fama
Rua Caetano José Ferreira, 424 - Florianópolis
Artesano Pizza Bar
city center
Artesano Pizza Bar
Rodovia Amaro Antônio Vieira, 2400 - Florianópolis
Mané Caçapa Snooker Pub
city center
Mané Caçapa Snooker Pub
Rua João Pinto, 165 - Florianópolis
Casa do SambaAqui
north
Casa do SambaAqui
R. Rafael Rocha Pires, 2737 - Florianópolis
DeRaiz Bar
east
DeRaiz
Avenida Prefeito Acácio Garibaldi S Thiago, 1777 - Florianópolis
Casa de Noca
east
Casa de Noca
Avenida das Rendeiras, 1176 - Florianópolis
Santo Prime
city center
Santo Prime
R. Silva Jardim, 843 - Florianópolis
La Khalo Bodega
city center
La Khalo Bodega
Avenida Hercílio Luz, 633 - Florianópolis
Alma Celta Pub Bar
city center
Alma Celta
Travessa Ratcliff, 174 - Florianópolis
No Name Chopp Bar
city center
No Name Chopp Bar
Rua Bocaiúva, 1913 - Florianópolis
Boni Gastronomia
east
Boni Gastronomia Ilhéu
Avenida das Rendeiras, 2232 - Florianópolis
Boteco Zé Mané
mainland
Boteco Zé Mané
Rua Desembargador Pedro Silva, 2360 - Florianópolis
Grill & Beer
north
Grill & Beer
Rua Cônego Serpa, 84 - Florianópolis
Tralharia
city center
Tralharia
Rua Nunes Machado, 104 - Florianópolis
Beermade
mainland
Beermade
Rua Alvaro Soares de Oliveira, 149 - Florianópolis
Botequim
city center
Botequim Floripa
Avenida Rio Branco, 632 - Florianópolis
Centro Social da Cerveja
city center
CSC – Centro Social da Cerveja
Avenida César Seara, 19 - Florianópolis
Villa do Porto
east
Villa do Porto
Rua Quinze de Novembro, 123 - Florianópolis
O Sitio
east
O Sítio
R. Francisca Luísa Viêira, 53.
The Black Swan English Pub
east
The Black Swan English Pub
Rua Manoel Severino de Oliveira, 592 - Florianópolis
city center
Cervejaria Devassa
Fancy bar with parties after 23h.
city center
Midnight
Rua Lauro Linhares, 1628 - Florianópolis
city center
Bits Pub
Rua Lauro Linhares, 897 - Florianópolis
city center
Chopp do Gus
João Pio Duarte Silva, 1650 - Florianópolis
east
John Bull
Avenida das Rendeiras, 1046 - Florianópolis
city center
O Viking
Rua Lauro Linhares, 1619 - Florianópolis
Meu Escritório
city center
Meu Escritório
Rua Deputado Edu Vieira, 1740 - Florianópolis
Piratas da Ilha Bar
nearby
Piratas Pub
Rua Florianópolis, 277 - Itajaí
The Backdoor Pub
nearby
The BackDoor Pub
Rua Hercílio Luz, 137 - Itajaí
Gamboa Pub
nearby
Gamboa Pub
Rua delfim Mário de Pádua Peixoto, 775 - Itajaí
Africa Pub
nearby
África Pub
Rua Nilson Edson dos Santos, 1077 - Itajaí
Gás Station Pub
nearby
Gás Station Pub
Avenida do Estado, 735 - Balnerário Camboriú
Didge Steakhouse BC
nearby
Didge Steakhouse BC
Rua 4450, 143 - Balnerário Camboriú
Boteco da Brava
nearby
Boteco da Brava
Rua Rui Barbosa, 530 - Balnerário Camboriú
Cheers Deep Pub
nearby
Cheers Deep Pub
Rua Frederico Afonso, 4233 - São José
The Liffey Brew
nearby
The Liffey Brew Pub
Rua da Universidade, 27 - Palhoça
La Luna
nearby
La Luna Cervejaria
Av. João Sacavem, 816 - Navegantes
Estação Country Bar
nearby
Estação Country Bar
Rua 466, 1000 - Itapema
Zicatela Beach Bar
nearby
Zicatela Surf Bar
Rua Delfin de Pádua Peixoto, 385 - Itajaí
Galera's Beach Bar
nearby
Galera’s Beach Bar
Av. José de Medeiros Vieira, 220 - Itajaí
Eskondidinho Deck Bar
nearby
Eskondidinho Deck Bar
Rua Bruno Vicente da Luz, 603 - Itajaí
Taj Bar
nearby
Taj Bar
Av. Atlântica, 5710 - Balnerário Camboriú
Shed Western Bar
nearby
Shed Western Bar
Av. Atlântica, 5650 - Balnerário Camboriú
Grupo Maria's
nearby
Grupo Maria’s
Rua 2300, 690 - Balnerário Camboriú
Das Antiga BC
nearby
Das Antiga BC
Rua 3030, 89 - Balnerário Camboriú
Chopp Brahma Street BC
nearby
Chopp Brahma Street BC
Av. Atlântica, 1814 - Balnerário Camboriú
Café com Arte BC
nearby
Café com Arte BC
Rua Monteiro Lobato, 28 - Balnerário Camboriú Av. Atlântica, 1960 - Balnerário Camboriú
Brava Sushi BC
nearby
Brava Sushi Balneário Camboriú
Av. Normando Tedesco, s/n - Balnerário Camboriú
Boteco da Quarta
nearby
Boteco da Quarta
Rua 2380, 33 - Balnerário Camboriú
Bar 101
nearby
Bar 101
Rua Monteiro Lobato, 28 - Balnerário Camboriú
At Home
nearby
At Home
Rua Delfim de Pádua Peixoto, 343 - Itajaí

EVENTS & CINEMA

There are parties and cultural events happening all the time in Florianopolis. Some of them are random, almost an experiment; others are a tradition every week, every month, or every year. It's easy for you to get organized and experience a great time out there. Here are some interesting events for you to keep in mind:

EVENTS

Carnival

If there is something Brazilians are known for, is how to promote a Carnival. It’s a week that can only be defined as the best moment of people’s lives. A lot of free attractions are offered to everyone on street and clubs all over the city. Music and party style goes from traditional carnival to rock and electronic. There are parties for everyone. Besides the street festivals and carnival street blocks, the Carnival Parade happens at the Passarela Nego Quirido.

Ironman

If you like watching real heroes, that’s for you! The biggest triathlon event in the world happens right here, every year. Athletes can sign up to participate. The event challenges them to swim for 3.8 km (2.4 miles) in Jurerê, cycle for 180.2 km (112 miles) in the city, and last, but definitely not least, to run for 42.4 km (26 miles) on a breathtaking (literally) track.

Winter Play

To commemorate the start of austral winter, this event happens every year since 2004 in June, and is simply incredible. Three days of amazing parties in Jurerê and attracts even internationally famous celebrities, like Neymar. Definitely a must go.

RD Summit

This event is for those interested in digital marketing and business. A lot of talks make sure that everyone learns a lot while also having fun. People from all over the world come to Florianópolis for this incredible event. The event happens annually around November.

Sounds in da City

Music occupies a leading role in Florianópolis. Sounds in da city is an awesome open air project that makes great music accessible to everyone. The initiative started in 2010 with Allen Rosa and occupies different spots in the city each edition exposing great DJs and other artists. It’s a platform of access to culture and inspiration for everyone. Truly an amazing experience for everyone.

This event happens normally twice a month and the location changes every time. You can keep up with it on their Facebook page

Universitary Parties

UFSC is the biggest university in Florianópolis, and the students there are known for throwing great parties that attract a large number of young people desperate for a good time. These parties usually happen at Stage Music Park or Life Club Floripa in Jurerê Internacional. They are always open bar, but the drinks offered and the music styles change depending on each party. Each university party belong to a different course, and are organized by the students, sometimes with the help of professionals. The biggest university parties are: Linguição da Automação, Betonada da Civil, Insanitária, Tourada da Mecânica, Patoloko, Injeção Eletrônica, and Apocalipse. These parties happen once a year and are advertised at UFSC and on social medias.

University Party

Folianópolis

If you want to enjoy a true ‘micareta’, Folianópolis is a must go. The event started in 2006 and now is the second biggest party in Santa Catarina. By 2007, Folianópolis joined other micaretas from Natal, Fortaleza and Aracaju in the official Brazilian circuit. Micaretas are off-season carnivals but different from the carnival parade, this parede is guided by a ‘trio elétrico’ truck wired with loudspeakers and has a band performing on the trailer. The songs are very rhythmic and people sing and dance together. Folianópolis had very important Brazilian bands such as Ivete Sangalo, Banda Eva, Asa de Águia, Timbalada and Chiclete com Banana.

Folianópolis

Moqueca do Fedoca

Since 2013, chef Fedoca offers this party during the carnival to offer the best moqueca and other seafood in town. Moqueca is a Brazilian recipe based on saltwater fish stew, tomatoes, onions, garlic and coriander. This private party in Lagoa da Conceição has DJs, bands and sometimes even a full carnival samba school’s drum section. There are open bar and open food options and can enjoy from the basics to the best of the VIP area. The party starts midday and tickets are available at the place.

Moqueca do Fedoca

Feijoada do Cacau

One of the most famous journalists in Florianópolis, Cacau Menezes throw a party ever year to gather around 5,000 people and have fun. This party has a lot of shows, beautiful and influential people, and one of the best feijoadas of Brazil. There is a contest to decide who’s the most beautiful girl in the party, the ‘Musa da Feijoada’. The main dish served is, of course, feijoada. Feijoada is a typical Brazilian dish made of flavorful stew of beans and pork. The structure in Lagoa da Conceição to this event is huge and you will surely have loads of fun.

Feijoada do Cacau

Peixada do Gui

Always in the end of Carnival, this private party gather thousands of people to enjoy good music, beautiful people, open bar and open food. The food includes a buffet of fish dishes, salads and desserts. The structure to this event is complete and you can choose between different tickets that include from the basic services to the VIP complete one to have only the best of it.

Peixada do Gui

Pride Parade

Called ‘Parada da Diversidade’, the pride parade happens in Florianópolis and Balneário Camboriú every year with around 150,000 people celebrating diversity and respect. Usually the parade happens between June and November to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. The exact dates and streets it will take each year are announced on the general and social media few months beforehand. The event is very welcoming, happy and many families enjoy dancing and singing with the bands.

Stand up Comedy Festival in Florianópolis

Surely the funniest event in southern Brazil. Comedians from all over Brazil join this event in a very relaxed reunion to make you laugh the most you can. Some of the best comedians from Florianópolis also present such as Manezinho Darci, Dona Maricotinha, W Marcão, Chico Bateira and Silvonete Manicura. Happens once a year.

Stand up Comedy

Pop gay

The Pop gay is a traditional and Carnival parade downtown that gathers almost 100,000 people. Many DJs play all day on the street, and a famous Brazilian band usually closes the event. The main attraction are the drag queen presentations and the drag queen contest with the categories beauty queen and drag queen. This event is free.

Pop Gay

Mountain Do

The Mountain Do Circuit is pure adrenaline. The first edition was in 2004 at Lagoa da Conceição in Florianópolis. Later it expanded to other countries. The participants have to run in trails through deserts, beaches and mountains in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Morocco and Brazil. The Brazilian stage usually happens in Florianópolis or cities nearby. The trails vary in altitude, challenges and climate but the beautiful views and infrastructure to receive the runners are guaranteed. The organization always make sure the event is sustainable, and integrates participants and locals.

CINEMA

If you’re looking for a calm indoor activity or if it’s raining too much to be outside, a movie is always the best call. The popular cinemas in Florianópolis always have wide screens,great sound systems and 3D options. Some cinemas offer the VIP and cinepic options. If you’re looking for something alternative, the small cinemas are a good opportunity to enjoy less known movies and have a different experience. By law, students and elderly people can have up to 50% discount. Many clubs also provide special discounts. Here are the cinemas you will find:

Cinema Arcoplex Via Catarina
Cinema Arcoplex Via Catarina
Shopping Via Catarina – Palhoça
Cinépolis Cinemas
Cinépolis Cinemas
Continente Park Shopping – São José
Cinema Arcoplex Itaguaçu
Arcoplex Cinemas
Shopping Itaguaçu – São José
Cinema Cinesystem Iguatemi
Cinema Cinesystem Iguatemi
Shopping Iguatemi – downtown
Cinema Cine Show Beiramar
Cinema Cine Show Beiramar
Shopping Beiramar – downtown
Cinema Cinemark
Cinema Cinemark
Floripa Shopping – Saco Grande

CINEMAS WITH ALTERNATIVE MOVIES

CIC
CIC
Avenida Irineu Bornhausen – Agronômica
Paradigma Cine Arte
Paradigma Cine Arte
Rod. SC-401 – Saco Grande
Casa das Máquinas
Casa das Máquinas
Praça Bento Silvério – Lagoa da Conceição
Cinema Badesc
Fundação Badesc
Rua Visconde de Ouro Preto, 216 – Downtown

SHOPPING

For those who prefer to spend time indoors, Florianópolis has plenty of options. From amazing shopping malls to hundreds of stores with great prices, you will definitely find what you’re looking for!

HOTSPOT FOR SHOPPING:

Beiramar Shopping
city center
Beiramar Shopping
This mall has the largest number of stores and restaurants of good to high quality. It also has a movie theater and it is very nicely located by the waterfront (Beira-mar).
mainland
Continente Park Shopping
It’s the largest shopping mall of all, with movie theaters and a large variety of stores.
Havan Shopping
mainland
Havan
A big department store with cheap products and an iconic Statue of Liberty at the front entrance.
Shopping Mundo Car
mainland
Mundo Car
A big shopping mall for car lovers.
Shopping Itaguaçu
mainland
Shopping Itaguaçu
The oldest shopping center, with many stores, restaurants and a movie theater.
city center
Felipe Schmidt Street
The busiest street in town, with a huge variety of stores of all kinds and prices, and a crowd of shoppers. The street ends at the famous XV Square.
north
Jurerê Open Shopping
A calm and lovely avenue with high quality restaurants, bars, and stores.
north
Floripa Shopping
This shopping center has more accessible prices, popular stores, a playground for kids, and a movie theater.
city center
Shopping Iguatemi
This shopping mall has good stores and it is very family friendly. It also has an affordable supermarket and a movie theater.
Shopping Centrinho dos Ingleses
north
Centrinho dos Ingleses
This is a busy area during the summer, with souvenir shops, stores, restaurants, snack bars and a small street market. Street markets are known in Brazil as street hippie fairs.
Shopping Centrinho da Lagoa
east
Centrinho da Lagoa
A busy area the whole year round, with souvenir shops, stores, restaurants, snack bars and a street market.
Shopping Big Continente
mainland
Big Continente
A big department store with cheap products.

GASTRONOMY

Florianópolis is an island, so you can imagine how delicious the seafood is around here. But you are very wrong if you believe that's the only option. We have a huge variety of types of cuisine to make sure that everyone can easily find her or his favorite type of food. To make it easier to find a restaurant, Florianópolis has an ifood app. Here we list some of the best restaurants and coffee shops in town.

COFFEE

north
Dolce Nero Cafes
An Italian-inspired coffee house guaranteed to excite your sense of taste and smell.
city center
Bolo Da Madre
Great coffee and delicious cakes.
north
Café François
Inspired by typical cafes in France. The lovely decoration makes you feel like you’re in the middle of Paris.
north
Fairyland Cupcakes
FairyLand Cupcakes is simply the sweetest experience you can have. Just perfect!

SEA FOOD

east
O Barba Negra
The town’s favorite seafood place, with great service.
east
Dolce Vita Restaurante
The food is guaranteed to taste as good as the great look of the restaurant. It serves other types of dishes besides seafood.
south
Porto do Contrato
An amazing restaurant and local architecture, with a great view of the bay and small islands.
north
Alameda dos Sabores
A restaurant with a privileged view of the sea, displaying a fancy architecture. It’s perfect for a romantic date or a day out with the family.

BARBECUE

city center
Las Leñas Parrilla Uruguaya
A romantic and fancy place that serves food of an amazing quality.
north
Meat Shop Grill
It offers an excellent variety of meals of good quality. A very nice place.
city center
Churrascaria Ataliba
We bet you have never eaten barbecued meat in a fancy place! A very nice looking restaurant and great meals.
city center
Churrasquim
A fun and comfy place with delicious food.

PIZZA

east
Pizzaria Basilico
This restaurant takes you all the way to Italy with its amazing visual. A very classy place with great pizza!
city center
Artesano Pizza
A rustic looking and welcoming place with great pizza and sometimes live music as well.
city center
Pop Pizza
A fun place with a great variety of fantastic pizza pies.
city center
Floripa Pizza
Good price and extremely tasty. Delivery only.

ITALIAN FOOD

city center
Valentino Ristorante e Pizzeria Italiana
A very fancy-looking Italian restaurant with fabulous food.
city center
Forneria Catarina
Good location and great meals.
city center
Macarronada Italiana
A very fancy-looking restaurant with fair prices and a great variety of dishes.
city center
It’s Italian Trattoria do Guto
A welcoming restaurant, with good prices and great quality meals.

MEXICAN FOOD

east
Taco Real
A comfy place to go and amazing food.
city center
Mamasita
It features typical Mexican food as well as typical Mexican drinks.
city center
Moochacho
It has one of the best burritos in town. Great location and price.
city center
Guacamole Cocina Mexicana
Authentic Mexican decoration, great food, and a live Mariachi band. Fabulous and fun place to go.

JAPANESE FOOD

city center
Wamaki
The only sushi place with a conveyor belt. Great food and very satisfying.
east
Sushi Bistrot
A little of Japan in Brazil. Delicious meals.
city center
Jun Temakeria
A modern-looking restaurant and very affordable. One of the best sushi places in town.
city center
Nipô Sushi
A very fancy place with fair prices and great quality meals.

CHINESE FOOD

city center
Jin Jin Work
Amazing food in a fancy place and reasonable prices.
city center
China in Box
Widely know for the great food and fair prices.
city center
Mr Chinese Fast Food
At Iguatemi Shopping, it serves great quality Chinese food and sushi.
city center
Palacio China
Well located in the city center, it offers good food at a great price.

OTHER ASIAN FOOD

north
Spice Garden (Indian Food)
The best Indian restaurant in Florianópolis. A pleasant place with great service and even better food for a fair price.
north
May
A nice, comfy and romantic place facing the beach that serves incredible Thai and seafood.

ARABIC FOOD

city center
Damasco Comida Árabe
A buffet to suit everyone's taste in a very authentically-decorated restaurant.
city center
Kaffa
The restaurant is very typical looking and welcoming, and the meals are good.
city center
Falah Coffee & Store
The amazing decoration makes you feel you are in Turkey. A buffet has great options and serves coffee, pastries, and traditional ice tea. A must go.
city center
X-Kebab
The best kebabs in town at very good prices.

VEGETARIAN FOOD

city center
Sabor das Cores
A huge variety of quality meals with good value.
city center
Restaurante Natural Tsan The
A very healthy and tasty restaurant with fair prices. Pets are welcome.
city center
Biomaislight
A very nice looking restaurant, with very fair prices and great meals.
south
Restaurante Sabor da Aldeia
A vegetarian restaurant that offers therapy and a connection to nature.

CITIES NEARBY

Cities Nearby - Balneário Camboriú
Balneário Camboriú & Itajaí
Approximately 80 km from Florianópolis, these two amazing cities have several beaches, a busy nightlife, and good food. Itajaí has a loading port and the only tourist pier for cruise ships in the region. There are historical touristic spots, excellent beaches for surfing, and the most famous electronic club in Brazil: The Warung Beach Club. Warung hosts events with the best DJs in the world, but you will also find unique DJs in Belvedere Beach Club, Castelo Le Mont, Habbitat and At Home. Just south of Itajaí, you’ll find Balneário Camboriú. This city is a mini Florianópolis with clubs, beaches, trails, tree climbing, shopping malls, amusement parks, and basically every entertainment activity you can think of. The cableway Unipraias can take you from one beach to another with amazing views on the way. Alternatively, you can add more adrenaline to your experience and try the ziprider and the youhoo. Balneário is also the hotspot for electronic clubs, with Green Valley, La Belle and Selenza.
Cities Nearby - Garopaba
Garopaba & Imbituba
Found approximately 90 km from Florianópolis, Garopaba and Imbituba are popular destinations for the beaches, perfect waves for surfers, and an exciting nightlife. The Praia de Garopaba offers a good infrastructure with restaurants, bars, shops and even a camping site at the “Camping Lagoa Mar”. It’s ideal for surfing and watersports during the summer and whale watching during the winter. Praia da Ferrugem, also in Garopaba, is known for its surfers and parties. The beach is stunning, with strong waves and natural pools and dunes. The Praia do Rosa in Imbituba is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, excellent for surfing and watersports. It is known for its untouched natural beauty. You can only get there on foot.
Cities Nearby - Bombinhas
Bombinhas & Porto Belo
After an almost 70-km drive from Florianópolis, you’ll find two of the most beautiful beach cities in the region. They not only offer a great place to get a tan and enjoy a beautiful view, but they also have great scuba diving spots with many diving schools that can give you the opportunity to have an unforgettable experience. In Porto Belo, you’ll find scuba diving in the Island of Porto Belo and at the Estaleiro beach. In Bombinhas, the best places to scuba dive are the Island of Arvoredo and the Island of Macuco. Besides the beach life, Bombinhas and Porto Belo offer a great nightlife, with bars and clubs of all kinds to make sure you have fun. El Fortin is the most famous electronic club in the area.
Cities Nearby - Palhoça & Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
Palhoça & Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
No more than 20 km from Florianópolis, both cities are filled with activities. Palhoça offers beautiful trails in Cambinera and Cachoeira Jarrão, an exclusive area with loads of festivals in Pedra Branca, beautiful Guarda do Embaú beach, and the amazing seafood avenue in Enseada do Brito. Santo Amaro da Imperatriz is known mostly for its countryside gastronomy. You’ll find many amazing cafes with buffets and all kinds of pastries and cakes. Also, you can have loads of adventures in breathtaking trails in Morro do Queimado and Morro do Tabuleiro, rafting in Cubatão, and paragliding off the beautiful Morro do Queimado.
Cities Nearby - Laguna
Laguna
Laguna is located 120 km from Florianópolis and is full of history, museums and beaches. This incredible city is mostly known for its fabulous Street Carnival every year. The city offers five days of unstoppable parties in the streets for free. Music, bars, and a lot of excited people looking for a great time are found everywhere at this time of the year. This Carnival attracts people from all over the world and you should definitely make the time to have this unforgettable experience.

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