Small town, nice beaches, near home
What could be bad when scuba diving?
My next-door beach paradise
Quatro Ilhas is one of the beaches in Bombinhas. Don't worry if you're on foot. It takes a 10-minute walk to go from Bombinhas beach to Quatro Ilhas beach. What's cool about this beach is that the sand is very nice and the sea is quite transparent and warm. There are waves, that's why the east part of the beach belongs to the surfers, but that does...more
It is a protected park formed by some isles located around 11km from the shore.These islands are among the best scuba diving points in southern Brazil: Arvoredo Is., the larger one, 50' away from the coast (motorboat); Galé Is., 30' away, Desert Is., 1h20' away, and other small isles and rocks.During scuba diving usually one can experience warm...more
Av. Aroeira da Praia, 1641, Praia de Mariscal - Bombinhas, State of Santa Catarina, 88.215-000, Braz
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You pay $12.50 reales (about 5 dollars) and you can eat all the pizza you want. The dough is very thin so you might eat around 9 pieces.The toppings are very varied: mushrooms, pepperoni, chicken, cheese, etc. but the big hit are the sweet ones! I have to admit that at first I was kind of reluctant to try them, but }I loved them in the end! The...more
The building itself is not elegant at all but it's very clean, which is the most important thing. The waiters are all very friendly (what I don't know is if they speak Enlgish!).Most of the dishes come with salad and rice (which you MUST eat with just a bit of oil and lemon) so 2 people eat more than enough with one dish. The best choices are...more
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This is the only problem with this seaside resort, there's only a bar with live music. Very small one! And it only opens from Thurs to Sundays.
Go around 1 o'clock, get a caipirinha, chill out with your friends in the patio and then go in (the size inside is no bigger than your living room!) and dance to the live music. Usually Brazilian or Reggae.
If you are coming from Florianópolis, must take a bus to Curitiba at the Catarinense office (departing each 2 h, average) at the main bus station, downtown, and exit at Itapema city bus station (+/- 70 km from Florianópolis) and take the Praiana bus to Bombinhas (better exit at the bombinhas beach bus stop - ask the driver). The last bus usually...more
There are regular daily bus lines between the state capitals Curitiba and Florianopolis and Camboriu.. There you will need to take a local bus - Praiana Line - to Bombinhas.The best and easiest way is to drive to Bombinhas. Coming from Curitiba or Florianopolis, you will take the road BR-101 and take the exit on the km 243 to Porlo Belo/Bombinhas....more
Luggage and bags:
Light backpack is more than enough.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Beach clothing.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellent is a good idea, as well as body lotion and sunscreen.
Photo Equipment: For sure... and underwater photo equipment if you have it.
Miscellaneous: Diving equipment if you have...
Scuba diving here is a must in southern Brazil.
Nothing compared to Fernando de Noronha or Abrolhos, another two top diving locations in Brazil, but this is one of the best locations in southern Brazil.
Arvoredo Reserve has three main islands, where boats usually head to: Gale Is., Arvoredo Is. and Deserta Is.
Equipment: Equipment is usually available for rent, if you are a beginner.
If you are a more experimented diver, you can bring your own equipment with you and eventually only rent what you did not bring...
Prices go from $2-8 per equipment piece. Day tour usually at about $30, including two divings.
More about diving in Bombinhas you find at http://www.patadacobra.com.br