This capital of the state of Santa Caterina is also known as the Magic Island, and not without reason: 42 noted destination beaches, as well as a hundred others still unnamed are found here. Tourists and residents alike have their choice between the fully urbanized beaches in the northern region, and the seductive wild and peaceful southern beaches; between powerful, commanding waves for surfing, and calm waters of hidden paradises.
Floripa, as it is commonly called, is truly a jewel. The beach of Jurerê Internacional is frequented by Brazilian and international elite, and is well furnished with luxurious villas and apartments. At night, the beaches come alive with champagne and electronic music. During the day VIPs grace the strip with their Ferraris and flaunt their perfectly sculpted physiques on the marvelous white sands. The Lagoa da Conceição is another top choice for those interested in a luxury loft or apartment with spectacular views. The districts of Abraão, Jurerê, Agronômico as well as the historic center are among the city’s most costly options, where the luxury real estate market is experiencing rapid growth.
But Floripa is not only frenzy: the city offers beaches for surfers, hosts many international surfing championships, and calm seas for families or for and fishing such as Armação and Ribeirão da Ilha, where you can eat ‘tainha’ – a fish typical of the region - and freshly caught oysters. There are also beaches frequented by foreigners such as those with Canasvieiras and luxury resorts as Costão do Santinho.
Visit the bridge Hercílio Luz, Forte Santana, the public market, the Lagoa da Conceição, the beaches of Santo Antônio de Lisboa and Ribeirão da Ilha and its beautiful narrow streets with houses in the azzorriano style and practiced some of the sports available on the whole 'island. Choose the beach that you love the most and enjoy the hospitality of the city which was chosen by Condé Nast Traveler as the most friendly in the world.