The Best Things to Do in Florianopolis

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Florianopolis

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Islands

Popular things to do in Florianopolis

Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Neighborhood
Santo Antonio de Lisboa Santo Antonio de Lisboa
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Jurere Beach ©
Beach
Jurere Beach Jurere
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Praia Mole ©
Beach
Praia Mole
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Joaquina Beach ©
Beach
Joaquina Beach
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline. Sightseeing in Florianopolis leads you through a captivating combination of skyscrapers on the mainland and old colonial buildings on the island, connected by two fine bridges. After dark, the city's simmering nightlife makes just as strong an impression. Surfers from all over the world, as well as windsurfers, paragliders, scuba-divers, and other marine sports fans make the most of a holiday in Florianopolis. But you can also take a more laid-back approach, using the city as a base for exploring pristine beaches and unspoiled nature on the rest of Santa Catarina Island. Plan the details of your Florianopolis holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Brazil holiday planning tool.

Side trips from Florianopolis

Beto Carrero World ©
Theme Park
Beto Carrero World Penha
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
Bombinhas Beach ©
Beach
Bombinhas Beach Bombinhas
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Beach
Praia das Laranjeiras Balneario Camboriu
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Praia do Rosa ©
Beach
Praia do Rosa Praia do Rosa
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Florianopolis

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Lagoinha do Leste ©
Beach
Lagoinha do Leste
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Praia do Santinho ©
Beach
Praia do Santinho
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Praia do Campeche ©
Beach
Praia do Campeche
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Barra da Lagoa Beach ©
Beach
Barra da Lagoa Beach
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Beaches in Florianopolis

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Praia dos Ingleses ©
Beach
Praia dos Ingleses
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
Daniela's Beach ©
Beach
Daniela's Beach
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Matadeiro Beach ©
Beach
Matadeiro Beach
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Canasvieiras Beach ©
Beach
Canasvieiras Beach Canasvieiras
3.7
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Florianopolis

Praia da Galheta ©
Beach
Praia da Galheta
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Ribeirao da Ilha ©
Historic Walking Area
Ribeirao da Ilha
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Forte Beach ©
Beach
Forte Beach
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Forte Sao Jose da Ponta Grossa ©
Historic Site
Forte Sao Jose da Ponta Grossa Jurere
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Florianopolis

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Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography
History Museum
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Museum of Brunidores
Specialty Museum
Museum of Brunidores
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Indigenous Museum
Specialty Museum
Indigenous Museum
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Museu do Lixo ©
Specialty Museum
Museu do Lixo
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

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