Top 3 beaches to visit in Florianopolis, Brazil

What if you have very limited time on the island? Say a week or two. Some readers repeatedly ask us where to start their explorations.

As a side note, I’d like to point out that Uber is a good idea when you’re thinking of transportation and limited destinations. However, if you intend to truly explore the island, renting a car for a weekend is by far your best bet.

These are the top 3 in popularity in our opinion. You could start with these and explore other options nearby.

Joaquina beach is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches on this exquisite island. Regarded as one of the top ten surfing spots in all of Brazil, Joaquina is home to major international surfing championships. Many of Brazil’s pro surfers have made Joaquina their backyard because of its consistent swells and high-quality waves.

On the best days, you will see photographers on the lookout for pictures that will be in major surfing magazines. The waves break to both sides, but the left is usually longer and more consistent. With the right wind, amazing barrows will be plentiful along the 2 miles of this beach. Once you check out the waves of Joaquina on a good day, you’ll never forget this place.

The waves break to both sides, but the left is usually longer and more consistent. With the right wind, amazing barrows will be plentiful along the 2 miles of this beach. Once you check out the waves of Joaquina on a good day, you’ll never forget this place. Read more

Top 10 things to see and do in Florianopolis, Brazil

With so many things to see and do on the island, it would be easy to list 40 or more activities. We’ve limited the number at 10 on this list based on a popularity criteria.

Sandboarding

If surfing’s not your thing, then sandboarding might be. The island is filled with white sand dunes, and sandboarding could be a fun way to meet locals and exercise at the same time. Boards can be rented in different areas of the island, but the top choice when it comes to choosing where to sandboard is Joaquina. That’s where all championships are held and where dunes are highest. And to make it an even better day trip, the view from the top of the highest dune in Joaquina is breathtaking. Worth trying.

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