After the river crossing,the beach is beautiful but really full,guess why (?),lazy guys don't want to go on with the climbing to get to the other sides of paradise!But,to climb the mountains can be great itself,the view is amazing,even if you prefer just to seat and apreciate all around without going forward!more
It's a bar/restaurant located in the banks of the "DAS MADRES" river,just the way in and out from the beaches,the place is always full,beer is cold as alaska,seafood in a very local style,the must is all about crabs,realllly delicious,shellfish so fresh it could talk to you(pls don't eat me!!),together with some lime drops,wow,can say no more!
Well,as we ate home breakfast and later " second " dinners(and third,and fourth,etc..),here's a picture of how the kitchen usually looked like in the morning!
Favorite Dish: IN THE RESTAURANT:CRABS!!
AT HOME:THE MESS,BEFORE AND AFTER!!
A long ago,10 years,there was no problem asking yourself where to go tonight,because all you had then was 2 disco-bars,where what to dress was not a big deal as well,and all the guys & gals met at night!Then,if you had some looks on a beauty in the beach during the day,that was your oportunity to make from it the summer/winter love story,the one...more
From Florianopolis,take the road south,to the municipality of PALHOCA (BR-101),than turn left as you see a small sign written PRAIA DA GUARDA,it takes no longer than 50 minutes.
The way than becomes a little rustic (stones) but your car can certainly handle it,from the sign to the village takes about 15 minutes.
The cross out of Florianopolis is a mess,take care to take the right direction as the nbr of traffic lights is amazing!!
I'll add a map as well!!
The terrible danger of loving it,of to get use to it,of crying when you leave...don't say i didn't warn you!!
There's nothing one can do about this,want to go to the beach??take your surfboard,your stuff ( food,cellphone and cigarettes are a real problem..),and cross the river!!When the tide is down,what a release,when it's up,be prepared!! Put all you can in plastic bags,it helps! No alternatives,you have to do it!more
Luggage and bags:
As to cross the river will be part of your day by day,a good waterproof bag will be blessed!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bikinis girls,bikinis!!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun protector cream,eye drops,after sun creams,repelents,sun glasses,ear drops,aspirines,anti-histaminics (medicines for allergies,as sometimes one can get an allergie from seafood it happened to one of our friends and he ate crabs thousand times before,well,and it happened,it was a terrible thing,he scratched all over and got very red,after the pill,in 10 minutes,he was just like nothing happened!)
Surfing in Guarda is the must,surfers from all over Brazil come to this simple small place to enjoy one of the hot spots for surf in the country!
Besides,the feeling of "family" the natives give to them is so sweet,there's only one problem considering the natives life:the " TAINHA" season.
Tainha is the most lucrative and popular fish here,and during the fish season ( july ),in some beaches,the fishermen will ask the surfers not to surf,it extremely disturbs the activities for them,and it's the main money they make during the year,everybody respects it.
You can see other sports here,like this picture or just having fun,as the next sport tip picture will show you!
Leve somente o minimo necessario, para o seu dia na praia, uma vez que e necessario atravessar o Rio. Da para atravessar tranquilamente a pe, so leve uma mochila ou sacos plasticos para poder levar todas as suas coisa juntas e sobre a sua cabeça Lembrando que depois do Rio, existem barracas que vendem comida, bebida e alugam cadeiras de praia e...more
To go to Guarda with my brothers and their gang was a wonderful time I'll never forget ( and so as they..lol),but to go with my friends in this last trip was so much fun!I took a lot of pictures of us,and I'll show you!They will be in my travelogue.First:the group at the beachmore
Guarda was ranked as one of the " top ten " beaches in Brazil,according to "TERRA TRAVEL MAGAZINE ",one of the best travel magazines in Brazil.And it doesn't surprise me,as it has all what you can see in Buzius,Ilha Grande or the northeast coast,and with the plus of being a fishermen village,keeping its atmosphere like this,what doesn't mean it...more