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Florianópolis (Floripa for short) has 42 pristine beaches and a thriving SURF, SUN and FUN culture, so it's no surprise that Florianópolis has been named "the best place to live in Brazil." by a well known Brazilian Magazine. There is no better place to begin your Brazilian experience...


  •  One of the safest cities in Brazil

  •  Incredible beaches, great weather and friendly inhabitants

  •  An ultra-hip and varied nightlife

  •  A setting of unparalleled natural beauty - beaches, sand dunes, rainforest and mountains...

  •  An array of extra activities to choose from during your project - surfing, sand boarding, snorkelling, whale watching, paragliding, white water rafting, yoga, hiking, kayak expeditions... the list is endless.


Florianópolis, or Floripa as it is more commonly known; is the capital city of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil. It is composed of one main island, Ilha de Santa Catarina, and a number of surrounding small islands.

Florianópolis is natural treasures with truly exceptional sights like beautiful lagoons, stunning beaches, rolling mountains lush with Atlantic rainforest, soft white dunes, an array of small offshore islands, as well as a wealth of landscapes, aromas and colours.

The island has something for everyone; from authentic and rustic fishing villages, a surfer's paradises, high-end Brazilian summer getaways pristine and untouched nature reserves, just modern shopping malls. Its numerous white and clean sand bottom beaches continue to draw visitors from around the world in addition to the sun-worshipping local population.

It has an amazing selection of different activities like surfing, windsurfing, paragliding, snorkeling, diving, boat tours, jiu jitsu, hiking, whale-watching, there are many other ecotourism options.

Floripa also has a wonderful sub-tropical climate, with average temperature between 70ºF and 90ºF, perfect for the beach. Florianópolis is blessed with some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world, 42 in total! The beaches offer everything from secluded and paradise-like getaways to nature preserves with long stretches of untouched and undeveloped coastline like:

  • Lagoa da Conceição which is highlighted by several of the island's most beautiful beaches, including Joaquina, a Brazilian temple of surf and stage of world-wide surfing championships .

  • Praia da Galheta, a jaw-dropping coastal nature preserve completely virgin in its natural state, with a soft white sand beach, clear waters and surrounded by lush green hills.

  • Pantano do Sul beach, known for typical seafood restaurants and local fishing boats that make the passage to the beautiful offshore island Ilha do Campeche; and

  • Ribeirão da Ilha, an historic district and one of the rustic fishing villages of Florianópolis.

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