With white sandy beaches that stretch for miles, not to mention the sightseeing, the many restaurants and nightlife, Florianopolis is the place to be. With that said, here’s a more in-depth look at some of what this city has to offer.
Lagoa da Conceição
This little slice of heaven with the surrounding mountains as a backdrop, holds a salt water lagoon which has been deemed to be one of the best known natural areas within the city. It’s full of so much diversity and has an enchanting appeal which you will find just breath taking. A myriad of activities also take place on the waters from windsurfing to paddle boating or kayaking if you wish. Off the water and unto the banks for a bit, you can find hiking trails leading up into the vegetation and there’s also the option of spreading your towel and relaxing as the sun bathes your skin, or if you’re not travelling alone it makes a perfect picnic spot.
Even though more than half of the 54km long island is covered with beautiful beaches, when you talk about beaches in Florianopolis, the first one that comes to mind for most is the Brava. Located at the Northern tip of the island and marked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the city, this beach is also known for its captivating surroundings. Almost totally engulfed with mountain terrain in the distance, it is exposed to ebbs and flows of the ever swelling ocean and has been a popular hangout for surfers and those practicing different water sports. Quite a sight to behold.
Pedro Ivo Campus Bridge
One other must-see place in this vibrant city, this bridge is the connector or the main vein of the city if you will. The Pedro Ivo Campus Bridge is that lifeline which connects the Santa Catarina state with the rest of the mainland. This landmark in itself given its important role, generates quite a lot of traffic in the form of residents and especially tourists who like to travel back and forth.
The nightlife is also quite a hit seeing that there are hundreds of places to choose from. Whether you just want to take a walk and see some of the places under lights and maybe have a drink while at it, or if you wish to let you hair down and dance your shoes off, this bubbling city has everything to cater to your needs.
Needless to say, Florianopolis is the place to be when you are looking for something that’s off the usual radar, but still provides lots to keep you quite contented. Book your flight and go experience it for yourself.