Once a fishing village that supported an idyllic life for fishermen, Garopaba Beach 's beauty caused a town to grow around the humble village. On your visit, you'll see a bustling, little metropolis with houses dotting the hills rising from the sea. There you can rent a room at a pousada (a private bed and breakfast), or at the city's one hotel. Spend your days on Garopaba Beach relaxing with a book in hand, sunbathing, swimming or come by night and join a party on the beach. During the season, the town's population swells in size and the beach is jam-packed with umbrellas and vendors selling food. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Garopaba Beach by using our Garopaba sightseeing planner.
Garopaba Beach reviews
This beach is about 1 hours drive south of Florianopolis, Santa Catarina. We found the beach a bit too crowded for our liking but it has a lot of restaurant and a nice beach. more »
Ths beach can be very crowded on season, especially at weekends, but that is compensated for as the sea is calm and there are some great places to eat on the sea front. Head to the north end for more.... more »
Beautiful place, well organized and offering everything you could think of for a perfect beach holiday! Central beach is perfect for kids!!!
Might be the best beach in south Santa Catarina
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