Holidays in Joaquina Beach

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Joaquina Beach featuring a sandy beach

Go surfing on sand or at sea at a popular beach flanked by large dunes and known for its excellent waves.

Joaquina Beach is popular with surfers in more ways than one. While consistent strong waves create the perfect conditions for surfing, its large dunes attract sand surfers who glide along the terrain at speed. The beach is also known for its views and sporting areas.

The dunes of Joaquina Beach are among the most famous in southern Brazil. Pick up a wooden board and challenge friends and family to a race. If you don’t have your own board, rent one at a nearby store. Keen photographers will enjoy the views of the ocean from the top of the sandy hills. Alternatively, chill out in one of the beach bars with a drink and enjoy the fabulous vistas.

Watch the surfers riding the waves and take your own board out onto the water. Many surfing contests are held at Joaquina Beach including international events.

The beach is approximately 2 miles (3 kilometers) in length, plenty of room for a stroll along the shoreline. You can also walk or jog along the promenade. Play volleyball and football and then cool off with a swim in the sea.

When it’s time for food, try one of the nearby cafés or restaurants. Ask the locals about how the beach got its name. One version is that the name derives from a local woman who was taken by a giant wave. Her husband died at sea and every day she waited patiently on a rock for his boat to come home, until the ocean claimed her.

Relax and enjoy fun and games on the beach long after the sun goes down because it is lit up by lights at night.

Joaquina Beach lies on the east coast of Santa Catarina Island, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) east of Florianopolis, the capital city. Arrive by bus, taxi or rental car and park in the large metered parking lot. The beach has lots of facilities including showers, restrooms, lifeguards and shops selling beachwear and souvenirs.

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Hostel Casa Terra
Hostel Casa Terra
2 out of 5
Rua Isaltina Assunção Farias, 612, Rio Tavares, Florianopolis, SC
The price is AU$29 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Located in Rio Tavares, this beach hostel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Joaquina Beach and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Praia do Campeche. Joaquina Dunes is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) ...
3.7/5 Good! (6 reviews)
Viagem a Florianópolis
"O hostel administrado pelo Diego é um local maravilhoso, superou as minhas expectativas, pelo café da manhã bom e por ser bem próximo a praia. Gostei de tudo, não tenho apontamentos negativos para fazer. O Diego é uma pessoa incrível, deu várias dicas de locais e passeios que poderiam ser feitos, ..."

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2019

Hostel Casa Terra
Florianópolis Flat Rooms
Florianópolis Flat Rooms
2.5 out of 5
Servidão Paulo Simão Martins, 512, Rio Tavares, Florianopolis, SC
The price is AU$62 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
Located in Rio Tavares, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Joaquina Dunes and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Praia do Campeche. Joaquina Beach is 1.1 mi (1.8 ...
2.3/5 (3 reviews)
Ótimo custo beneficio.
"Excelente custo beneficio para quem quer ficar hospedado na região do Campeche, Joaquina e da Lagoa. Proprietario muito atencioso do início ao fim da estadia."

Reviewed on 7 Sep. 2017

Florianópolis Flat Rooms
Pousada Hi Adventure
Pousada Hi Adventure
2.5 out of 5
Servidão Sotero José de Farias, 610, Florianopolis
Located in Rio Tavares, this pousada is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Joaquina Dunes and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Praia do Campeche. Joaquina Beach is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"LUGAR TRANQUILO E FAMILIAR !!! PESSOAL MUITO HOSPITALEIRO"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

Pousada Hi Adventure
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Hostel Casa Terra
Hostel Casa Terra
2 out of 5
Rua Isaltina Assunção Farias, 612, Rio Tavares, Florianopolis, SC
The price is AU$29 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Hostel Casa Terra
Florianópolis Flat Rooms
Florianópolis Flat Rooms
2.5 out of 5
Servidão Paulo Simão Martins, 512, Rio Tavares, Florianopolis, SC
The price is AU$62 per night from 17 Dec. to 17 Dec.
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Pousada Hi Adventure
Pousada Hi Adventure
2.5 out of 5
Servidão Sotero José de Farias, 610, Florianopolis
Pousada Hi Adventure
House on the Tavares River next to Novo Campeche to Praia do Momento in the South of the Island.
House on the Tavares River next to Novo Campeche to Praia do Momento in the South of the Island.
242 Servidão Quadros, Florianopolis, SC
House on the Tavares River next to Novo Campeche to Praia do Momento in the South of the Island.
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POUSADA SANTO SOL APARTMENTS IN FLORIANÓPOLIS SC
Servidão Cecilia Jacinta de Jesus 436, Florianopolis, SC
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Pousada Boutique Aruan
Pousada Boutique Aruan
3 out of 5
Servidão Sotero José de Farias, Florianopolis, SC
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Apartamento Completo e Luxuoso no Sul da Ilha
Apartamento Completo e Luxuoso no Sul da Ilha
Florianopolis, SC
Apartamento Completo e Luxuoso no Sul da Ilha
House in Florianópolis - Rio Tavares - Pico da Cruz - 500 meters from the beach
House in Florianópolis - Rio Tavares - Pico da Cruz - 500 meters from the beach
Servidão Mar do Leste, 516, Florianopolis, SC
House in Florianópolis - Rio Tavares - Pico da Cruz - 500 meters from the beach
Frente Mar, Frente Mata Nativa
Frente Mar, Frente Mata Nativa
Rua Linda Estrela do Mar, 45, Florianopolis, SC
Frente Mar, Frente Mata Nativa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.