Araquari Tourism

Araquari is a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina in the South region of Brazil. The municipality of Araquari was basically colonized by Azorean immigrants, who arrived at the coast of Santa Catarina between 1748 and 1756, and since then, the Azorean culture rooted up and walked hand in hand with the most diverse cultures, as with the Indigenous peoples in Brazil and Africans, both important in this region thus creating a cultural and religious mosaic. Like many coastal cities Araquari has its founding myth linked to the European occupation process in America, in the first phase of the age of discoveries. According to information from the municipal Department of Culture the European foundation of Araquari is set 40 years after the discovery of Brazil in 1500. The Spanish navigator Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca landed what is now Barra Velha and encouraged the exploration of the northern region, until then inhabited by Indios. The expedition consisted of 250 men, 40 horses, some slaves and indoctrinated group of Indios by the Jesuits. A month later, they came what they called first Paranaguá Mirim, ("small cove") in Tupi-Guarani. In 1658, the first Portuguese pioneers settled in the region inhabited by Carijós, but the actual foundation of the town only happened in 1848, when a Portuguese ship arrived in Paraty under the command of Manuel Vieira de Albuquerque Touvar, who founded a small colony. Another pioneer Joaquim da Rocha Coutinho joined him and the two decided to found a village, but failed to reach an agreement on the site. The Judge of the District of São Francisco ruled in favor of Rocha Coutinho who built homes on the banks of the river Parati, surrounding pastures and crops. Both are considered to be the founders of the parish Senhor Bom Jesus do Paraty (Good Lord Jesus of Paraty) in 1854, but still part of the municipality of São Francisco do Sul.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Araquari, which is a city in Brazil. A gripping city on its own right, Curitiba also deserves a visit. Attractions in Curitiba include Jardim Botanico De Curitiba, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Parque Tangua. Also, to reach Araquari, you'll have to take a flight to Curitiba; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Araquari are of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Araquari before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 34.38 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.29 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 28.13 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 68.75 (High)
  • How safe is Araquari for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Araquari.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.86 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 48.86 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.95 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 30.68 (Low)
    • Drug offense 55.68 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.18 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.64 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.41 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.05 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.14 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Araquari is 136.73 (High)

    • Safety Index 52.86 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 91.19 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.76 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45.8 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.03 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.05 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.11 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 35.18 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Araquari

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.41 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.79 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 54.19 USD

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