Florianopolis is the capital city of the state of Santa Catarina in the beautiful country of Brazil. It is a great city as it offers adventures and a lot of tourist attractions. People love to visit this place as it offers a magnificent climate and mesmerizing landscape. The top points of interest of Florianopolis are the Hercílio Luz Bridge and the State Park Of Serra do Tabuleiro. Other best places to visit in Florianopolis include the array of museums like Santa Catarina Art Museum, Santa Catarina History Museum.
Here's the list of 15 best things to do in Florianopolis:
1. Take a stroll on Hercílio Luz Bridge
It is known to be one of the largest suspension bridge in Brazil. It is one of the top attractions that one can visit with friends and family. It is known to be a great historical monument and there are surrounding areas of Bridge Museum and the Luz Park that makes the view stunning and enchanting. This place has lovely architecture and should not be missed at all.
2. Get on to the State Park Of Serra do Tabuleiro
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It is the largest protected area in the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil and is the place to be if you want to have a glimpse of mountains. The hikes are also available to the Rio Vermelho Waterfalls. You will find a lot of wildlife also here and you will surely love this.
3. Have a Panoramic View of Lagoa Da Conceicao
Lagoa Da Conceicao is the best place that you can go, if you are a nature lover. It is also known as the Island of Magic as it offers beautiful blue sky, mesmerizing landscape, and beautiful water that make people fall for this place. It is a heavenly experience to have been to such an enchanting landscape because if the hill dunes, beaches, and the panoramic view the horizon offers. No matter you are will friends or family, this should have a place in the priority list of the places you have to hit once you are in Florianopolis.
4. Invade the beach of Praia Mole
When in Florianopolis, you will be able to enjoy many beaches. But make sure that you don’t miss out on this one because of its hypnotising natural beauty. You can surely find some cold beer along with some delicious authentic food that looks to be the perfect combination. You shouldn’t be missing on this if you are a seafood lover.
5. Hit Some Museums
The city offers several museums that help you have some knowledge about the history and may also surprise you. Some of the best ones are Santa Catarina Art Museum, Santa Catarina History Museum, Eco-Museum of Ribeirao da Ilha, The Museum of the Sambaqui Men, and many more.
6. Don’t miss the Adventure of River Rafting on the Cubatao River
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When you are in Florianopolis, you can have an unbelievable and thrilling experience of river rafting. You can spend hours in the rapids and you will come back with flying colors as the thrill and adventure involved in this sport is incomparable. Depending on your experience, you can choose your own difficulty level. It will cost you around 140 Brazilian Real at most and you will surely love the experience.
7. Live the nightlife of the city
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Surely the city offers to you many museums, beaches and parks, it also doesn’t miss out of clubs, bars and pubs. Some of the cafes are Pacha, Café de La Musique, or PI2. You will fall in love with the music, and the crowd is also amazing.
8. Experience the lovely dunes at Dunas Joaquina
If you are a nature lover, you will fall in love with this place because the magnetizing beauty and hypnotizing views that you will get from the top of the dunes are lovely. You can enjoy this all at a cost of only 10 USD. Make sure to visit in summers and it is the best time to visit.
9. Surfing at Praia do Santinho
Just 38 minutes away from the city, Praia do Santinho is not just another beach. Rather, it is a long stretch of sand that ends with a hill at the end that has carvings dating back thousands of years ago and people love to see them. So here, not just surfing, but you can also enjoy exploring this area.
10. Enjoy the Delicacies
Hop in different restaurants and explore to choose which one is the best. Some of the best restaurants in the town are Artesano Pizza Bar, Ostradamus Bar e Restaurante, Dolce Nero, Dolce Vita Restaurant, Nipo Sushi, East & West, Bistro Santa Marta, Forneria Catarina, Meu Cantinho na Barra, and Artusi. Your tastes may vary, but you will surely find really good food at these places. You can also love the authentic food of the place at most of the listed places and you will drool only by seeing the variety that they have to offer.
11. Enjoy a City Tour
Wherever you go, you should always plan a city tour as it gets you all the insights and you will be able to see all the places that are important. Booking a tour will help you travel around the city with getting into the hassle of planning and jotting out the list all by yourself. There are a number of organizers who can get this task done for you and all that you have to do is to enjoy the glimpses that are coming your way. Make some memories and capture the moments.
12. Take a walk around Praia Do Sambaqui
Praia Do Sambaqui offers you a fascinating view of sunset. You can swim, watch sunset, enjoy the delicacies at various restaurants, go to the church, or just walk as the architecture too is worth appreciating.
13. Shop for your Loved Ones
How can a travel get completed without some shopping? Shop around the city as there are many malls where you can find variety. There are street markets too where you will love walking as well as shopping. This makes the shopping experience fun and worth memorizing.
14. Plan a day at Agua Show Park – Parque Aquatico
Everyone is a kid and there is hardly anyone who doesn’t like the idea of a water park or an adventure park. Well, here also you have Agua Show Park – Parque Aquatico where you will be having a number of activities like games, slides and rides that you will love doing. You will become a kid to have come here. The best time is summer to visit this place as it kills the heat and the place is very crowded in this season. It costs around 30-50 USD per head to have an everlasting experience at this place.
15. Plan a Visit to Sao Antonio de Lisboa
When you are in the city, take some time out to visit Sao Antonio de Lisboa, which is a beautiful town established in the 18th century. The architecture of this place is Portuguese style and has authentic restaurants, lovely beaches, and nice handicrafts shops to enjoy shopping. You can even take a taxi from the city as it will take some 30 minutes to reach this paradise. Even the public transport will take you there.
Having visited Florianopolis, you will fall in love with this place as there is hardly anything that will not give you pleasure. Be it beaches, shopping, museums, malls, or adventure activities, you will have everything here and hence is a perfect holiday destination. Just pack your bags as a great itinerary is waiting for you.