Florianopolis

Travel Guide
Barra da Lagoa Beach which includes a bay or harbour and a coastal town

Its reputation may be as a surfing and party capital, but this southern Brazilian city will charm everyone with its passionate culture.

Florianópolis is known for its many beaches, sophisticated city center and informal status as Brazil’s party capital. This southern Brazilian city covers an island off the Santa Catarina coast. The city center is characterized by cosmopolitan streetscapes, fine dining options and modern shopping malls, while the 42 beaches that surround the city are considered some of the finest in Brazil.

Explore the city center to discover excellent shopping and sightseeing. Walk to the city edge for views of the now-closed Hercilio Luz Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Brazil. Visit the huge shopping malls of Florianópolis to find the latest items from top fashion outlets from around the world as well as jewelry, cosmetics and souvenirs.

For a change of pace, head to the iconic public market to immerse yourself in local charm. Pick up traditional baked goods and seafood, fruits and vegetables from local farms and waters. Stop at one of the restaurants and bars lining the market to try oysters, a specialty of the region.

Once you’ve stocked up on food, hop onto one of the many buses that travel to Florianópolis’s 42 beaches. The bus system is affordable, reliable and a great alternative to renting a car. Head north to Brava Beach, one of the best and most challenging surfing spots in the area, or visit the popular beachside neighborhood of Ingleses do Rio Vermelho. Here the beach has a milder surf and is lined with resorts, bars and nightclubs and is a hub for the city’s nightlife.

With a subtropical climate, Florianópolis enjoys four distinct seasons and remains far less humid than others parts of the country. In summer, expect warm temperatures that will have you on the beach all day. Winter brings occasional frost and is a great time to explore the city’s friendly hospitality and cozy bars.

Flights are available from North and South America to the local international airport; an interstate bus service provides connections from other Brazilian cities.

ibis Florianopolis
ibis Florianopolis
3 out of 5
Avenida Rio Branco 37, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina
The price is AU$42 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Located in Florianopolis Centro, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Luz Square, Hercilio Luz Bridge, and Museu do Homem do Sambaqui. Public ...
4/5 Very Good! (532 reviews)
"Ótimo hotel, sem muito luxo. Ideal pra viagens de negócios! Ótimo café da manhã e estacionamento incluso."

Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2021

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Majestic Palace Hotel
Majestic Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Av. Rubens De Arruda Ramos, 2746, Centro, Florianopolis, SC
Located in Florianopolis Centro, this beach hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Getulio Vargas Square, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centrosul Convention Center and Federal ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (708 reviews)
"Great location and service . Breakfast buffet really good. Nice clean room."

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

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Novotel Florianópolis
Novotel Florianópolis
4 out of 5
Av. Rubens Arruda Ramos, 2034, Centro, Florianopolis, SC
The price is AU$89 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in Florianopolis Centro, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beiramar Shopping Center and Hercilio Luz Bridge. Joaquina Dunes and Joaquina Beach ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (600 reviews)
"Nice service"

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2021

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Pietra Flat
Pietra Flat
3 out of 5
Estr. Dom João Becker 1389, Florianopolis, SC
The price is AU$82 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Nestled on the beach, this Ingleses do Rio Vermelho aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ingleses Beach and Santinho Dunes. Santinho Beach and Barra Norte ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (16 reviews)
Awesome beach - hotel needs a lot of work
"We arrived and the room was filthy - dirty dishes in the sink and broken glass on the floors. After several attempts to get the room cleaned, and having to threaten to leave, they finally cleaned the room. Once. They never came beck to clean the rest of the trip. However, the owner is super nice, ..."

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2021

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Tropical Residência
Tropical Residência
3 out of 5
Avenida Madre Maria Vilac, 800 Loja 02, Canasvieiras, Florianopolis
Located in Canasvieiras, this beach apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Canasvieiras Beach, Saint Francis de Paula Church and Cachoeira do Bom Jesus ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Excelente
"Lugar maravilhosa na beira mar, muito bem cuidado, funcionários muito atenciosos."

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

Tropical Residência
Apto em Resort de luxo próximo ao mar ILC
Apto em Resort de luxo próximo ao mar ILC
3 out of 5
The price is AU$83 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Located in Jurere, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jurerê Open Shopping and Jurere Beach. Praia de Canajurê and San José da Ponta Grossa Fort are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (18 reviews)
"Vista maravilhosa, resort excelente a uma quadra da praia e na frente do open shopping. Não tive oportunidade de experimentar a comida do restaurante nem do café da manhã, mas não deve ser diferente da qualidade do resort. Voltaria sem dúvida."

Reviewed on 17 Jun. 2021

Apto em Resort de luxo próximo ao mar ILC
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