Courtesy of Ponta dos Ganchas

While it may lack some of the charm of jetset destinations like St. Tropez or St. Barth’s, Florianopolis, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Caterina, is through-and-through one raucous party full of beautiful people and the surf capital of South America.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Romantics | Ultimate Indulgers
  • When to go
    December-February | March-May | June-August
  • Ideal length of stay
    1-2 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

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    Essential Florianopolis

    Explore the magic of bubbly Florianopolis with a customized Indagare itinerary that features special access. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Day 1: Beach Time

      A large lagoon known as the Lagoa de Conceição takes up the majority of the island’s center and is made up of a lower-key bohemian community. This area offers a more local-flair with casual restaurants and bars along a main strip. Cross the lake heading east for the Atlantic Ocean and two of the most famous surfing beaches in the world, Praia Mole and Juaquina. Praia Mole put Florianopolis on the map when it held South America’s only World Championship Tour surfing in 2003. Don’t miss Barraco da Mole, a surfer-chic day club and restaurant.

    • Day 2: Glitzy Exploration

      The Northern tip of Florianopolis Island is known as Jurerê Internacional, a 1970’s-built community that resembles a less-developed version of “Miami” Beach. The uber-elite have homes in Jurerê and real estate ranges between two and twenty million dollars. Day- and night- clubs dot the coast, surrounded by yachts moored in the bay and Ferraris and Lamborghinis parked in the lots. Don’t miss Praia Café de la Mustique, Taiko, Parador 12 (“P12”) and Donna. Pacha & Posh are located just south of Jurerê and host international concerts and raves throughout the year.

    • Day 3: Seaside Adventure

      After a morning of surfing, swimming or walking along the beach, find two of the oldest Portuguese fishing communities on the Western and Southern coasts of the Island: Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Ribeirão da I’lha. These original settlements date back to the 1770s and are famous for oyster farming. Don’t miss fresh seafood at Arantes and Ostradamus in Ribeirão da I’lha. Indagare can also arrange a special experience like a cooking class or an outdoor cookout with fresh grilled fish, tasty Brazilian cocktails and a fire pit with local samba music to set the mood.

Where To Stay

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