tips to enjoy the excitement (and other 3 to relax) in Florianópolis

Excitement

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On the dance floor

The beach clubs at Jurerê Internacional are famous among partygoers. Each with a different style, Donna (more sophisticated), La Serena (with a family atmosphere), P12 (with pools and caliente decks), Café de la Musique and 300 Cosmo Beach Club (extremely popular) are always packed. At night, the complex Music Park attracts the crowd, with places for all tastes, including the luxurious Posh, sharing the same address, at the entrance to Jurerê.

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Fun for all

The beach at Barra da Lagoa, with an extensive stretch of sand, is perfect for families. There you can practice sports – there are sports courts and recreation areas –, take schooner rides, have snacks and a beer by the beach, rent water sports gear or just contemplate the untouched nature at Prainha do Leste, which is hidden after the suspension bridge over the Canal da Barra.

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Fun for all

Canasvieiras is the favorite spot among Argentine tourists. And for good reason: the beach has plenty of entertainment options, with its calm waters, schooner rides and other attractions on the ocean, a concentration of shops, easily accessed on foot, and a food mix that includes everything from parrilla to the capeta – a drink made with guaraná, a fruit typical of Bahia –, from gourmet burgers to freshly caught fish.

Relaxation

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A pirate ride

The schooner rides combine relaxation and fun. Scuna Sul has the largest pirate ship fleet in the city, and they leave from the center (at the beach under Hercílio Luz Bridge) and Canasvieiras. One of the itineraries stops on Anhatomirim Island, where a fortress is home to the old residence of Brigadeiro Silva Paes, the first governor of Santa Catarina.

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Into the wild

Embedded in a conservation area, the surprising Naufragados trail features untouched nature. It starts at Caieira da Barra do Sul, in the extreme south of the island. Depending on your fitness level, you can hike to Praia de Naufragados, a refuge for fishermen, or go up to the Farol de Naufragados, a lighthouse that has a privileged view of the ocean, the Atlantic Forest, the cannons and the fortresses that reveal the effort to protect the island from invaders during the colonial period.

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A popular beach

With great waves for surfing, an extensive stretch of sand for taking a walk or building sand castles, and all types of food not far from the beach, Campeche has more history than you might imagine. The author of The Little Prince was a regular there – Saint-Exupéry even got a very Brazilian nickname: Zéperri. To get a closer look at the archaeological heritage and the landscape he used to see from up there, you can take a boat to Campeche Island.