Popularly known as the Magic Island, Florianópolis is the capital city in Santa Catarina State. Visitors will fall in love with its charm, natural beauty, and adventure tourism activities.

Floripa, as locals call it, comprises two parts: the island just off the coast and a small peninsula on the continent. They are joined by the beautiful Hercílio Luz Bridge, one of the main landmarks in the city. 

Containing around 100 beaches, the region is perfect to practice water sports such as surfing, kite surfing, and sailing. Part of the city is a nature reserve that includes beaches surrounded by hills covered in Atlantic Forest vegetation. However, unlike other Brazilian cities, temperatures in Floripa tend to drop during the winter season (June to August). Therefore, brace yourself for colder waters. 

Surfing on a beach in Florianopólis

Lagoa da Conceição (Conceição Lagoon), one of the most traditional places in the city, is 15 km long and very popular with water sports enthusiasts. 

As for ecotourism and adventure sports, the city has countless options that will please everyone. Visitors can go hang-gliding, skydiving, tree climbing, scuba diving and snorkeling, sandboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, rafting, trekking, abseiling, ziplining, or something else that they prefer. The options are endless.

Surfing is one of the city’s most popular activities. After all, Floripa is considered one of the best places to go surfing in Brazil and regularly hosts national and international surf competitions. The most popular surf spots are Joaquina Beach and Praia Mole (Soft Beach). However, if you are looking for something else entirely, such as a beach that is not so busy and has calm waters to enjoy with the whole family, Daniela Beach is the ideal place for you. 

Florianópolis is undoubtedly the ideal destination for visitors who want to have contact with nature but also enjoy what the city has to offer.

By Plane
+55 (48) 3331-4000
Hercílio Luz International Airport operates domestic and international flights.

By Bus
+55 (48) 3212-3100
Florianopolis Bus Station is located in the central region of the city.  Several bus companies operate over 500 routes to and from destinations in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina.

By Bus
The local Tourist Bus Route will take you all around the island, stopping at the main attractions. If you prefer, there are also regular bus routes in the city.

By Bike
You can have fun and enjoy downtown Florianópolis on a bicycle. Click here to find out where you can rent one. 

Personal Vehicles or Rentals
A great way to see the attractions around the city and to visit nearby destinations is to rent a car. 

Taxis and Ridesharing Companies
Taxis and ridesharing companies are available if you want to get around the city more comfortably. 

Useful Numbers

Tourism Department:
+55 (48) 3952 7004
Tourist Information Center (toll free):
0800 644 6300

Military Police: 190
Paramedics: 192
Fire Department: 193

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Local Weather

The period between the months of December and March is summer in Brazil. Average temperatures can reach 30ºC in the region. It is also the wettest period of the year in the city. As of autumn, there is less rain, which is ideal for outdoor activities. However, temperatures can drop as low as 10ºC in the winter.