When talking about beach...
When talking about beach resorts in Brazil, Florianopolis (capital of the state of Santa Catarina, in the island of the same name) is not mentioned too often. I know that it is very popular among tourist agencies in Argentina, at least.
The island has marvelous beaches, being the most visited Canasvieiras and Praia dos Ingleses. But an 'undiscovered jewell' I recommend is Praia Brava, a small isolated beach located on the northeast side, between the other two. I don't know if it remains the same now, after more than 3 years, but it was off the beaten path then. This picture was taken in Praia Brava; at the same time that it was 'rush hour' in Canasvieiras.
People in Brazil and travellers who've been to Joaquina say that it's the most beautiful beach in Florianopolis. And it's not only ideal for sports but also perfect for family holidays, bring your children, come with friends, have a rest on the beach, the nature is amazing, the water is really clean, transparent and there are restaurants around, bars, nightclubs, all you need for a wonderful vacation.
A small beach located between the beaches of Daniela and Jurerê. On the shore that comes after the beach, the Fort of São José da Ponta Grossa was built in 1740, an impressive fortress which was restored in 1992.
"bemvindo a Floripa!"
A praia mole ? praia mais frequentada pela galera jovem de floripa. ? o melhor point do ver?o em termos de qualidade da ?gua, eventos esportivos, divers?o e simples relachamento. ? a praia mais democr?tica de Floripa. frequentada na sua maioria por jovens de todas as idades e classes sociais.
Si tratta di un'isola abbastanza grande e per girarla a dovere e piacere si puo' noleggiare un'auto all'aeroporto di Florianopolis, o Floripa, come la chiamano i suoi abitanti, che ci costa circa 30 euro al giorno, oppure, come ho fatto io, usare i semplici bus locali, che partono dalla Rodoviaria downtown, sicuri e pieni di giovani come me che sembrano livornesi, sia di aspetto che di vestiti hahaha strano ma vero.
Santa Catarina ? un'isola bella e variegata e presenta sulla costa occidentale delle spiagge molto belle, soprattutto la Praia Mo?ambique, la Praia Mole e l'adiacente Praia Galheta (dove ? autorizzato anche il naturismo), la Praia do Joaquinha e quella di Campeche, ma vale davvero il piacere di girarsela un po' tutta, i bus arrivano praticamente ovunque, anche se la costa settentrionale e quella orientale sono molto edificate. In diversi punti, alle spalle delle spiagge si trovano alte dune di sabbia e dal contrafforte panoramico di Lagoa si gode una splendida vista sulla grande laguna interna Lagoa de Concei?ao, sulle dune di sabbia alte come colline e sull'oceano atlantico che si estende oltre.
Florianopolis is the Capital of the State of Santa Catarina, and today is considered Brazilian’s Best Capital for Living (due its great Life Quality) the violence and poverty levels here are really reduced. The island’s first inhabitants were the People from the Azores Islands a group of Islands that belong to Portugal and its known for its fishing and agriculture. The population of Floripa (the nickname for the island) has also German and Italian in its origins.
Here we have 42 beaches and we have surf on at least 20 of them. Because of its varied coastline there’s almost always rideable surf somewhere. The best season for surfing is winter, from about Mid- April to Mid-November when consistent waves break with rare flat conditions or small days between swell upcoming.
There’s also good nightlife, with the womem population overcoming men’s by far. During summer the tourist invasion make traffic worse and acommodations full, the waves tend to be smaller even though it ‘s the place with best Surfing conditions in Brazil during this time of year (except from Fernando de Noronha, a small island further North).
BREAKS in Florianópolis
The Island has more than 20 breaks where you can find good waves in almost any swell direction and wind condition. The East part of the island has the best and most famous spots, even though you can find excellent waves on both North and South Sides depending on the conditions. The roads have all proper indications and everyone knows the spots. There are few spots where during the Mullet fishing season where surfing is forbidden, ask locals to be sure about it.
Praia da Joaquina
One the best and most consistent wave in the Island. It is the capital of surfing in Southern Brazil, handles almost any swell, but the best conditions are
E swell with NE wind or W wind. The famous left breaks from behind the Pedra da Careca, a small rock which stands close to the left side of the beach. On good days there’s some really long and powerful waves with several sessions. If you go further south down the beach there’s always good surfing spots with good lefts and rights.
At these points the crowd factor and hassle are reduced. Locals surf on the left side more often. If you’re here in Florianopolis you HAVE TO surf at Joaquina.Opened during Mullet fishing season.