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Adorned with some of Brazil’s most beautiful beaches and inhabited by some of its most beautiful people, Florianopolis is Santa Catarina’s single answer to Ibiza and St. Tropez. By day the 33 mile-long island is focused on rest and recreation, but come nightfall its pulsing hedonism haunts lure in the revelers. Here it’s all about leisure and pleasures. You can gorge on oysters on the oceanfront, tear through the waves on a surfboard, or simply kick back on the sand in a sunny samba haze.

Things to see

Florianopolis’ biggest draws are its miles of pristine beaches. The island is home to 42, many of which are gilded with white gold sands and sit before the warm turquoise waters of the South Atlantic. On the north of the island you’ll find Jurere Beach, a tranquil haven of sophisticated sun worshipping, with jets skiers and glossy white yachts skimming the waves. Canasvieiras Beach is another popular patch of paradise. The oldest of Florianopolis’ beaches, it’s a hotspot for sunbathers and a mecca for surfers. The Tamar Project is run by a team of biologists, dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of sea turtles. Nearly every week they release turtles back into the wild, inviting the public to watch. Their center offers a fascinating insight into the creatures, with educational talks and a museum. For shopping laced with Brazilian Flair, visit the bustling Public Market. The historic indoor hub sells all kinds of everything, from local fare to ceramics.

Hotels in Florianopolis

From towering downtown digs to sprawling beachfront resorts laden with amenities, there’s a huge variety of hotels in Florianopolis. The large luxury accommodations offer the likes of golf courses, tennis courts, and spa centers, whilst those seeking seclusion can rent a ritzy villa overlooking the ocean instead. Many of the mid-range accommodations here also boast glittering sea views, be it from a balcony or a palm lined dining terrace. The larger establishments often come with swimming pools and fitness centers, whilst inner city boutique hotels offer a more intimate stay. Cheap hotels in Florianopolis are dotted throughout the island, particularly downtown, and offer superb value for money.

Where to stay

Jurere offers all the things that lure people to Florianopolis in the first place - sun, sea, and idyllic natural scenery. Home to cushy accommodations and studded with boutiques, restaurants and glitzy nightlife haunts, it’s like a Brazilian St. Tropez, attracting families and party goers alike. Canasvieiras offers less in the way of glamour, and more in the way of lazy seaside days. A holiday hotspot for families, it’s home to over a mile of immaculate beach. For urbanites that don’t like getting sand in their shoes, a hotel in Florianopolis’ Downtown is a good call. A cosmopolitan hub of high rise buildings, the leafy historic old town a must-explore.

How to get to Florianopolis

Located on the island itself just 7 miles from the city center, Hercilio Luz International Airport will be the point of entry into the region for most. Regardless of where you choose to stay, getting to your hotel once you’ve landed should never take more than an hour’s drive, thanks to Florianopolis’ size. Outside the airport you’ll find plenty of taxis and shuttle services offering a door to door service, with a journey to Jurere taking around 40 minutes. For those travelling in via a coach or bus, Terminal Rita Maria is the island’s primary bus station, situated in the city center.

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