South of Rio de Janeiro along Brazil’s extensive coastline is Florianopolis, an area famous for its long stretches of isolated beaches and fishing villages.
Brazilians continuously name this as one of their favorite places in Brazil and it is a second home to many Argentines and Europeans. The port city of Florianopolis is the capital of the Santa Catarina state and sits on the island of Santa Catarina, connected to the mainland by two bridges.
The good waves and long beaches on the ocean facing side of the Santa Catarina island make this a popular spot for surfers, abut there is ample opportunity to wind surdf, kayak, paraglide or just chill out and dip into the water as and when you fancy.
When to go
People come to Florianopolis to enjoy its beautiful beaches, so aim for March to April and November to December for the best weather.
Relaxing on the beach
Sampling the excellent food