Floripa´s Photo Album
If you are looking for fascinating beaches and green areas to relax after a hard year, Floripa is the place. Even if you want a city to have fun with your friends, Floripa is also the place.
Florianópolis is an old city in the south of Brazil, in which the nature is its best attraction. The city is divided in two geographical landscapes, one in the Island and the other in the continent linked by three bridges. The Island has 42 beaches for all kind of tastes: from children to professionals surfers.
If you prefer bustling beaches you can visit Praia Mole, Ingleses, Cansvieiras, Jurerê, Praia Brava, among others, the so-called north beaches because of their location. In the summer these beaches are always crowded with beautiful people enjoying their vacations.
The locals go to the south beaches like Pântano do Sul, Armação, Matadeiro, among others. These are peaceful places in which we can enjoy nature and the historical villages.
However, the city provides other activities, like tracking. You can discover desert beaches like Galheta or Naufragados just walking through preserved Mata Atlântica rainforest.
You can not miss Lagoa da Conceição. It is a big gorgeous lagoon in the middle of the Island where young people like to practice adventure sports during the day. At night, it becomes the place to meet friends and party because of its restaurants and bars.
The locals eat big shrimp plates in small fisher restaurants. For just twenty reais (about US 10.00), one can eat three kilos of fried shrimps. Another good option is the gratinated oysters. The fishers cultivate the oysters and take them off the sea to cook when it is still fresh.
Typical gifts can be found in the Mercado Público, an ancient and cozy building. There, you can also shop fresh fish.
It is worth staying in bed and breakfast hotels. It is easy to find them in almost every beach. There are some downtown, but we advise you to search for something near the beach, once downtown is too far from Floripa´s excitement and transportation is not that good.
Gabriela, Lizandra and Gustavo