To understand why so many travelers choose Santa Catarina as a place to vacation, ensure you allow some time to hit the road and explore the wider area. If you're keen to explore more of the region, you'll find Campos Novos, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest, and Piratuba 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast.
The most rewarding places for tourists to visit when they arrive in a new town are the ones that best illustrate the culture. Make a trip to Santa Catarina 's history museums and art museums. Spirituality is an integral part of every region's make-up, so be sure visit Santa Catarina 's cathedrals and other sites of religious significance.
There are loads of ways to experience the wide open spaces in and around Joacaba. Mountain climbing and horse riding are two popular ways thrill seekers here can get their thrills. Have a break from traveling and spend a few relaxing hours swimming or surfing.
Endear yourself to the people you'll encounter in Brazil by trying to speak their language. One example of a handy Portuguese sentence is "Você é bem-vindo" (You're welcome). Yet another interesting one to use "Queres dançar comigo? " (Would you like to dance with me?).
When it is time to leave Joacaba, use your last reals on last minute keepsakes for the folks at home and say Adeus (farewell).