OVERVIEW OF FLORIANÓPOLIS
Considered one of Brazil’s top beach destinations, Florianópolis is mixed and contrasted where you can find, Samba Roots, Groove, Soul, Rock, Reggae and Pop. People from São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and all over the World gather here looking for Summer’s tropical surf paradise.
In the summer, the heat sparks up the whole Island and many have their preferences to the northern areas like Jurerê, Daniela, Canasvieiras, Brava and Ingleses which are re-known for the swanky hotels, restaurants and buzzing beach clubs. But the Emerald Coast is considered the Brazilian rustic-chic-ecological destination with amazing night-life, beaches and resorts just on the mainland. The eastern beaches like, Joaquina, Mole and Moçambique are great for the GLS and Surf crowd, and famous for it’s sand dunes and cliffs where sandboarding and paragliding are pfavorite sports for adults and children.whereas the Southern region is more hipster with areas where tourists can enjoy unspoiled and isolated beaches.
Conceição da lagoa, a famous natural attraction, and the centerpiece of the island is not only breathtaking but relatively shallow, with high winds making it a world-class location for every type of water sport including kite surfing, windsurfing, wake boarding, sailing, kayaking and canoeing..
Florianópolis beaches nature and surf.
WHEN TO GO
Just as in many of the tourist destinations of our country it is in summer (November to March) that happens. The water is at its best temperature. So if you are not a surfer and do not want to get into cold ocean, do not go in winter.
It is worth remembering, however, that the holiday period – particularly after Christmas until the start of school (February), there are constant traffic jams on the beach departure time. A good alternative to alleviate the traffic effects is to know the Magic Island in February and March, when the tourism influence is already lower, and the water is still pleasant.
In the summer it rains more in Florianopolis (mainly from December to March), but nothing to make the brightness of the city and stop to enjoy fine beaches. Temperatures are in the region of 24 ° C, varying and always doing enough heat. In winter, when the rainfall is lower, the average temperature is 17 ° C. It is good to be always prepared to catch a chill, because when the wind comes from south, temperatures are milder.
Carnival and New Year are very busy times in the city. At the turn of the year is celebration with fireworks organized by the city, the so-called New Year’s Eve Dream. There is bustle on the edge of waterfront north, including fires in Hercilio Luz Bridge. In addition, there are private parties in bars and clubs.
Duriong Carnival, the city is also full. Street music blocks in combination with the samba schools that parade on the Catwalk Nego Quirido make a show for visitors.
The Hercilio Luz Airport receives domestic and international flights and is the main airport of Santa Catarina state. it arrive and depart several daily flights, especially from Guarulhos, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
The airport is located in a region in the southern part of the island, 12km from the city center. To leave the place, the tourist has conventional bus, executive coaches and taxis. The conventional bus (Line 183 – Corredor Sudoeste) does not leave the airport but set in different times; the executive bus (Line 6120 – Corredor Sudoeste) has 10 daily schedules.
You can also contract one of our drivers to make the transfer easier.
The main bus companies circulating in Santa Catarina are: Catarinense, Itapemirim and Pluna (which has routes to other countries as well). It is at the bus terminal Rita Maria that arrive and leave the main lines. It is in the center of Florianopolis and its access is easy.
WHAT TO DO IN FLORIANÓPOLIS
High on the list of most visited city by foreigners, Florianópolis enchants for its variety of beaches and the ability to please all audiences. Known as Magic Island, it is customary to say that the capital has 42 beaches, but some say this number is even higher. You like to catch a wave? You can go there without blinking! You do not like to rough seas and prefers calm waters? You can go too. The city actually has all sorts of beach: deserted, busy, dunes, nature, and so on.
- Who will go in the summer should be prepared for major traffic jams on access roads to the beaches. A good idea is to get to the beach before 9am and leave before 15h.
- The island has a very nice look. If you go by plane, look t the window for a great view of the city.
- The town is very calm with regard to safety. Either way, it costs nothing to take the same care you have in your city.
- In the summer it is very hot in Florianopolis; so it is important to protect yourself from the sun. In winter, bring warm clothes, as temperatures can be low and wind strong.
- At peak times, traffic in the city is complicated. Florianopolis is an island; then, in many places, the construction of new roads is limited. It is recommended to leave in advance of your hotel when you catch a flight or a bus.
- In Florianopolis, taxis use a taximeter, but you can try to negotiate the fare.