While Florianopolis, Brazil is best known for its incredible
beaches, world-class surfing and vibrant nightlife, Florianopolis is also blessed with natural beauty and scenery which
words alone cannot describe. Florianopolis nature includes tremendously varied
topography such as stunning coastlines, powerful waterfalls,
expansive sand dunes, large lagoons, deep and winding
forests, guarded coves and natural tide pools.
Take for example
Praia Mole beach, famous throughout Brazil for its stunning natural beauty and featuring top-notch waves and an electric social scene during the Brazilian
summer season. Just steps away from Praia Mole lies
the untouched nature preserve of Praia Galheta, also
a world-class surf and hiking spot, flush with natural
tide pools. To top it off you'll be surrounded by lush green mountains that
encircle the world famous Lagoa da Conceição
lagoon, creating what is surely
some of Florianopolis' most picturesque scenery.
To get a better idea of the island's layout, click here to view our Florianopolis map. As far as accommodations, we recommend staying in the center of the island, on the eastern side (where the most beautiful beaches lie, facing the open ocean), as this is both the most picturesque and vibrant part of the island and also serves as an excellent launching point for excursions both to the north and the south of the island. From this location, in just
minutes by car you can access much of the most beautiful Florianopolis
scenery. Click here for more information on vacation rentals in Florianopolis.
Florianopolis offers many great spots for snorkeling and diving where you
can marvel at the spectacular marine life of Brazil’s
Southern coast. Your stay also affords the opportunity
to see many of the species of birds and flora unique
to this region of Brazil as well as soft white sand
dunes that not only make for a stunning visual, but
also are incredibly popular for sandboarding. And just
a short drive off the island await beautiful rivers
that are perfect for day long white water rafting trips.
Simply put, if you’re a nature lover, you will
undoubtedly appreciate Florianopolis' natural beauty .