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The beaches of Florianópolis

By Amanda Andrade  •  Jan 10, 2017 at 11:06am  •  Travel

Hello, Florianópolis! Hello, Brazil!

Is always so good to be back home and visiting my parents in my home town… For those who don’t know, I was born and raised in Florianópolis, a small island located in Santa Catarina in the south of Brazil.

With a population of 470k,  Floripa, as it’s commonly known, is very famous for their culture, local architecture, food, parties and beaches. Now with the start of  the high season and summertime, a lot of people start coming from all around the world to spend their vacations here.

But of all the things Florianópolis is famous for, it’s the beaches that really make it stand out! Floripa has around 100 beaches! Crazy, right? So let’s check these beauties out. Some of them are almost deserted, some of them are perfect for surfing and some of them are so crowded that you need to get at the beach early otherwise you won’t find a spot to get your tan on. No matter what you’re looking for while visiting Floripa, there really is something for everyone.

Starting with the surfing beaches, the most famous ones are Brava, Santinho, Moçambique, Mole, Joaquina and Matadeiro. All these beaches are super famous for their  waves but also for their views. They all get pretty crowded during summer  so if you want to get some space and waves, the secret is to manage to get at beach early in the morning or come during low season.

Now onto the super popular and crowded ones, also with some good beach clubs you can party after spending the day in the sun we have Jurerê Internacional. Jurerê International beach is famous for their parties and beautiful people all around the place. Along the beach you can find a couple beach clubs where you can grab a drink, have lunch/dinner, find good music and at this time of the year, there’s always some good events happening.

To finish off the list, let’s see some of the chill beaches, the places where you can relax and enjoy the view. We’ve got Solidão, Lagoinha do Leste and Naugrafados.  It’s hard to find beaches at this time that are not packed but these ones will be less crowed than the others. Most of these beaches has difficult access, but nothing that a boat or car cannot take you there (and it’s so worth it).


Photo credit: avenida.com.br


Photo credit: Divino Residence

Praia do Moçambique

Photo credit: Mapio Net

Praia Mole

Photo credit: Marlon Gaspar

Praia da Joaquina


Jurerê International

Photo credit: Diario Catarinense

Praia da Solidão

Photo credit: Portal Virtual Floripa

Lagoinha do Leste

Photo credit: Eco Experiências

Praia de Naufragados

Photo credit: Eduardo Luiz Da Silva




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