You’re never at a loss for bright ideas, so your next getaway has gotta have bright skies and beaches, right mate?
Spend your next holiday in Florianopolis, Brazil, and you won’t have to be.
The tricky part of planning this trip to the lush state of Santa Catarina will be choosing from Florianopolis’ 42 beaches. Of course, that’s what happens when a city extends into the South Atlantic like an island. Surf your way around the coastline, go full nomad through the desert sand dunes or blaze a trail through the rainforest.
Pack your togs and an appetite for adventure—and amazing barbecue—and scoop up a fabulous Florianopolis package deal with Wotif. Let’s go!
Before you hit the beaches, get to know the city centre—aka Centro—located on the west side of town, where Florianopolis connects to São José via two bridges. Centro is home to Palacio Cruz e Sousa, a lovely neoclassical palace-turned-museum with pastel pink exteriors and lots of brightly coloured galleries inside. A few blocks to the south, visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Florianopolis for a quiet—and pretty!—moment of reflection before you pick up one of Wotif’s convenient Florianopolis car hire options and roll to the coast.
Speaking of rolling, the waves here are great for swimming, surfing and parasailing. Grab a towel and enjoy the peace and quiet at Lagoinha do Leste, a blond-sand beach on the southeast coast. Further north, work on your tan at Praia do Campeche and catch a boat out to Campeche Island for some snorkelling…or some lounging. It’s your Florianopolis holiday, after all!
For a busy shopping scene without feeling like you’re wading through a sea of other travellers, tick off your souvenir list at Florianopolis Public Market in Centro. From street eats to breezy beach fashions, you and the locals can easily spend the day browsing and buying to your heart’s content. Psst! Get ready for the splurge by snagging one of our cheap Florianopolis packages before you travel! You’re welcome.
For the biggest selection of restaurants and cafes, stick to Centro, but if you’re wandering through the beach neighbourhoods, like Barra da Lagoa and Campeche, you’ll find breezy waterfront venues aplenty. Start your meals with Pão de queijo—cheese-stuffed bread balls—and tuck in to platters of red-hot barbecue and bowls of moqueca—fish stew cooked in a clay pot.
Quiet during the day, Florianopolis is a great place to party after dark. The club scene comes alive in Centro each night, and you’ll find a range of low-key pubs and samba venues to fancy bottle service cocktail bars. The beaches are no slackers either. Check out Lagoa de Conceicao if you want to bust a few moves with views of the Atlantic.
Mix and match airfares and accommodation and save on one of Wotif’s fantastic Florianopolis packages! We’ll make booking easy, so you can concentrate on narrowing down your list of must-visit beaches. Just think, 42 stretches of golden sand!