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FlorianopolisBrazil

Its reputation may be as a surfing and party capital, but this southern Brazilian city will charm everyone with its passionate culture.

Florianópolis is known for its many beaches, sophisticated city center and informal status as Brazil’s party capital. This southern Brazilian city covers an island off the Santa Catarina coast. The city center is characterized by cosmopolitan streetscapes, fine dining options and modern shopping malls, while the 42 beaches that surround the city are considered some of the finest in Brazil.

Explore the city center to discover excellent shopping and sightseeing. Walk to the city edge for views of the now-closed Hercilio Luz Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Brazil. Visit the huge shopping malls of Florianópolis to find the latest items from top fashion outlets from around the world as well as jewelry, cosmetics and souvenirs.

For a change of pace, head to the iconic public market to immerse yourself in local charm. Pick up traditional baked goods and seafood, fruits and vegetables from local farms and waters. Stop at one of the restaurants and bars lining the market to try oysters, a specialty of the region.

Once you’ve stocked up on food, hop onto one of the many buses that travel to Florianópolis’s 42 beaches. The bus system is affordable, reliable and a great alternative to renting a car. Head north to Brava Beach, one of the best and most challenging surfing spots in the area, or visit the popular beachside neighborhood of Ingleses do Rio Vermelho. Here the beach has a milder surf and is lined with resorts, bars and nightclubs and is a hub for the city’s nightlife.

With a subtropical climate, Florianópolis enjoys four distinct seasons and remains far less humid than others parts of the country. In summer, expect warm temperatures that will have you on the beach all day. Winter brings occasional frost and is a great time to explore the city’s friendly hospitality and cozy bars.

Flights are available from North and South America to the local international airport; an interstate bus service provides connections from other Brazilian cities.

Where to stay in Florianopolis

Top Hotels in Florianopolis

WK DESIGN HOTEL FLORIANOPOLIS
WK DESIGN HOTEL FLORIANOPOLIS
4.5 out of 5
R. Bocaiúva 1755, Florianopolis, SC
The price is $88 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21

Located in Centro, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rosario Steps and Beiramar Shopping Center. Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) is 2.8 ...

5/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"Jean and his staff provided exceptional service and attention to detail in all aspects! The facilities are top notch and well maintained. The view from the 180 degree rooftop infinity pool is astounding! We will return next time we are in Floripa!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

WK DESIGN HOTEL FLORIANOPOLIS
Costao do Santinho Resort - All-Inclusive
Costao do Santinho Resort - All-Inclusive
4 out of 5
Est. Vereador Onildo Lemos, 2505, Praia do Santinho, Florianopolis, SC
The price is $244 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11

Located in Santinho, this beachfront property is connected to the convention center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ingleses Beach and Barra Norte Shopping Centre. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (155 reviews)
Very pleasant remote family resort on a beach

"We stayed for a week, and had a wonderful time in this mostly all-inclusive family beach resort. A real highlight was the daily morning hike, led by Renato, through the dunes, forests, cliffs, and beaches. The beach is beautiful, and the setting really idyllic. The food options were outstanding - ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017

Costao do Santinho Resort - All-Inclusive
Hotel Canasvieiras Internacional
Hotel Canasvieiras Internacional
3 out of 5
Rua Madre Maria Vilac, 2020, Florianopolis, SC
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This family-friendly Florianopolis hotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Canasvieiras Beach and Jurere Beach. Lagoinha Beach and Brava Beach ...

3.7/5Good! (165 reviews)
Decent

"We arrived before check-in time. The front desk held our luggage for us so we could go explore the area which was nice. Had lots of issues with keys here. The room was decent. There were no blankets in the room just a thin sheet to sleep with. Elevators were slow. Wi-Fi wasn't great. Restaurants ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Hotel Canasvieiras Internacional
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Florianopolis

Flat Amsterdam
Flat Amsterdam
2.5 out of 5
Rua Rodolfo Hickel 400, 482, Florianopolis, SC
The price is $22 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Located in Canasvieiras, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cachoeira do Bom Jesus Beach and Canasvieiras Beach. Jurere Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) ...

4/5Very Good! (47 reviews)

"O atendimento foi excelente. O hotel conta com café da manhã"…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Flat Amsterdam
Canto Dos Passaros Flat Canasvieiras
Canto Dos Passaros Flat Canasvieiras
3 out of 5
R. C, 2-44 -., Canasvieiras, Florianopolis, SC
The price is $35 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Located in Canasvieiras, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Canasvieiras Beach and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Jurere Beach. Lagoinha Beach and Brava Beach ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Bom

"Normal. Compensa custo beneficio"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Canto Dos Passaros Flat Canasvieiras
Pousada Recanto do Aconchego
Pousada Recanto do Aconchego
3 out of 5
Servidao dos Tucanos, 26, Florianopolis, South Region

Located in Santinho, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Santinho Dunes and Ingleses Beach. Santinho Beach is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) away.

3.3/5 (4 reviews)
Recanto Aconchego

"Segunda vez que ficamos nesta pousada, e gostamos bastante,local passou por reformas e melhorou mais ainda,tudo estava de acordo com o anúncio, fica próximo da praia, bastante comércio, e locais para refeições Ponto a ser observado e se possível melhorar, o local para fumantes,pois fica próximo aos ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

Pousada Recanto do Aconchego
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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