Explore the vibrant city of Florianopolis
Brazil's Florianopólis, a tourists paradise, is the capital of Santa Catarina. Encircled by small islands, Florianopólis is connected to the mainland by the Hercilio Luz Bridge. Florianopólis is best known for its stunning white sandy beaches and brilliant tourist facilities.
Florianopólis was colonised in 1542 by the Spanish. In 1675, however, the Portuguese commandeered Florianopólis. During 1738 Santa Catarina was used as an outpost for the Portuguese-Spanish wars. Large numbers of immigrants flooded in during the 1800s. The 1850's saw many Germans settling in Florianopólis and the surrounding areas. After the abortive Farroupilha Revolution of 1839, immigrants from Poland, Italy and Russia began residing in Santa Catarina.
Florianopólis is now a bustling commercial hub with industries producing products such as communications equipment, plastic, perfume and pharmaceuticals.
Of course, the number one reason for visiting Florianopólis are the incomparably gorgeous beaches. And what a selection, with 42 major beaches to choose from, 100 in all. Praia de Lagoa edged with impressive dunes features lovely hotels, camping sites and decadent restaurants. You can even hire a boat to explore the coastline. Joaquina Beach also has grand dunes and is best known for its great waves. Many surf competitions are held at this beach. Jurerà has been developed and has large houses. Interestingly, you will find the remains of the Fort São José da Ponta Grassa of 1741 here. Other popular surfing beaches are the Mole, Moçambique and Armação. Ingleses is a fantastic family beach.
Along the coast, you will come across two old churches. Located in Rio Vermelho is São João Batista, dating back to 1740. At Canasvieiras Beach is São Francisco de Paula of 1750.
There are many hotels in Florianopólis, giving you numerous options to choose from to suit your budget. Check out online reviews of hotels in Florianopólis to help you to decide where to book your stay. You can find out about flights to Florianopólis online or through a travel agent.
Brazil's Florianopólis is a destination not to be missed. Simply unwind on the stunning beaches and join in the vibrant nightlife for a dream holiday experience. So go ahead, book your airplane ticket to Florianopólis today.