São Francisco do Sul Travel Guide

  • Waterfront, Rua babitonga, SF do Sul
    Waterfront, Rua babitonga, SF do Sul
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  • Portela - as seen from the street
    Portela - as seen from the street
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São Francisco do Sul Restaurants

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    by tintinthereporter Written May 2, 2009

    Portela, located by the waterfront, is an excellent place for famished stomachs. The buffet spread for lunch and dinner is sumptous - it has poultry, fish, vegetables, continental dishes, an excellent salad spread and finger-licking desserts - a different one every day.

    The service is good, waiters courteous (they ache to tell you more about their town - you just need to nudge them!) and helpful. For less than 20 Reias (8 USD), you could fill your tummy to satisfaction.

    Don't miss the "interesting" scene that unfolds t 2pm whenever the cruise ships departs from the harbour!

    Favorite Dish: The Buffet spread... all the dishes, but can't remember - there was rice and beans, baked potatoes au gratin....

    Portela - as seen from the street Charming seating at Portela
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    by peace_prevails Written May 7, 2005

    This pic is of a boy in a remote part of Sao Chico making a some sugar cane juice, or caldo de cana. Sweet to the back of the throat... you won't be able to have just one. Be sure to ask for lemon with your caldo de cana.

    Making caldo de cana
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São Francisco do Sul Nightlife

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    by peace_prevails Written Dec 19, 2005

    For good nightlife, head to either Sambaquis or Enseada - not much going on in the distrito historico.

    Dress Code: Casual. Hawaiianas mandatory.

    The sunrise at Sambaquis you will see as you walk

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São Francisco do Sul Shopping

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    by peace_prevails Updated Dec 19, 2005

    This is the old fisherman's market right down on the waterfront. Good for a wander and some small items and fruit. They also have bathrooms that empty into the sea!

    Mercado in background-you won't see a boi (bull) o

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São Francisco do Sul Local Customs

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    by peace_prevails Written Dec 19, 2005

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    You can see this on the sides of the roads for sale during season. Stop and buy some. Very sweet. Try it!

    How sweet it is...

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São Francisco do Sul Tourist Traps

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    by peace_prevails Written Dec 19, 2005

    This place is tempting because of sexy advertisting and proximity to the city centre, but be warmed! Bat vibes here bordering on haunting!

    Unique Suggestions: Naw you didn't - don't even try it.

    Fun Alternatives: Try Pousada da Ilha on the other side of the island.

    Don't judge a book by its glossy cover.

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São Francisco do Sul Off The Beaten Path

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    by peace_prevails Updated May 7, 2005

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    There is a rock formation called Sambaquis that you will find places in the granite where native Brasilians once ground corn or some other staple in the rocks. You have to scramble up some rocks to get to this place, but it is worth it. You may find some locals doing a bit of fishing off the granite as well.

    Indiginous depressions in coastal granite Sunset at the most charming place on the island. And a new dawn - as seen from the Sambaquis rocks.
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