7 Day Itinerary in Florianopolis

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Most travelers head to Florianopolis for the beautiful beaches. Swimming, surfing, snorkeling or just a spot of lazy sunbathing are likely to account for most of your days' activity during a trip here. As temperatures are too cold for the beach during the autumn and  winter months (May through September), tourists are rarely spotted during the low season. Should the heavens open during your time in Florianopolis, there are some good rainy day options in the city itself.

Day 1. Discover Barra da Lagoa

This lively beach resort boasts plenty of accommodation options, from campsites to large hotels. There are guest houses on every corner, and the competition helps keep prices reasonable. Make your base here and head straight for the beach - take to the water or just relax with a beer and a bite to eat at one of the many beach bars. The resort has plenty of places to eat, and bars that are packed with a mix of locals and tourists after dark.

Day 2. Pantano do Sul

After breakfast at the hotel or guesthouse, head out to Pantano do Sul. Buses run out to this pleasant fishing village with a beautiful beach. Enjoy a plate of fresh fish at one of the many beach restaurants, but head back to Barra da Lagoa when darkness falls, as nightlife in Pantano do Sul is virtually non-existent.

Day 3. City Center

Take a bus into Florianopolis' city center and spend some time getting to know this lively city. Stroll the busy shopping streets, stop for something to eat at one of the many juice and sandwich bars, and head to the Mercado Publico for a spot of bargain hunting. In the early evening, the market's pavement cafes become a popular spot for after-work eating and drinking, so bag a table and chairs before 5pm.

Day 4. Forte Nossa Senhora da Conceicao

Take a fishing boat out to the historic fort of Forte Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, which sits on a little spit of an island just offshore from Florianopolis. Head back into the city for lunch and a spot of shopping, and enjoy your evening meal and drinks back in Barra da Lagoa.

Day 5. Praia das Ingleses

For a change of beach scene, take a bus out to Praia das Ingleses, at the northern end of the island, where you'll find crashing waves, lots of surfers, large-scale hotels and lots of families. This is one of the busiest resorts on the island, and has plenty of family-friendly restaurants and good opportunities to practice water sports.

Day 6. South Beaches

Head to the south of the island to explore the lovely beaches of Praia do Campeche and Praia da Armacao. If you can tear yourself from the sand and sea, take time to stroll around Lagoa do Peri Lake. This protected area is great for wildlife spotting. Enjoy fresh seafood by the beach at Praia do Campeche as the sun sets.

Day 7. Beach Day

Take it easy with a lazy beach day. After breakfast, head to Barra da Lagoa beach with a book and sunscreen, cooling down in the waves if the sun gets too much. Enjoy a pastry from one of the many snack bars at lunchtime, and in the evening head out to Praia Mole, where there is a lively nightlife scene. Bring a blanket for late night drinks on the beach.

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instead of Praia dos Ingleses only. Renta a car and do the north. From Joaquina , Moçambique to Ingleses, Canasvieiras and finish into the Praia do Forte, a beach at the bottom of a Fortress. Beautifulllll!

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