The area around Laguna is crisscrossed with sights and attractions, from tourist hotspots to hidden gems that lay slightly off the beaten path. Imbituba, lies roughly 18 miles (29 kilometers) to the south. Go there to experience the Batuta Island and Luz Beach.
Florianopolis, is another interesting place to explore. It is approximately 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Laguna and offers a wide range of attractions, like Santinho Beach, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and Alvaro Carvalho Theater. Centrosul Convention Center, Museu do Homem do Sambaqui and Our Lady of Conception of the Lagoon Chapel are also good to visit.
This region has been blessed with some wonderful cathedrals, sure to impress both atheists and the faithful. Enjoy a little culture, learning and lore under the bright blue sky at the region's fabulous open-air museums.
Experience a side of Santa Catarina many visitors will never see by accompanying a passionate local guide on one of the city walking tours, wildlife spotting tours and guided nature walks. A fun way to enjoy the wild landscapes in Santa Catarina is to sign up for a horse riding or hiking adventure.
When it's time to leave this special place, say a fond Adeus (farewell) to the new friends you've made and the landscapes you've seen.