- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Florianopolis, Brazil
Florianópolis is the capital city and second largest city of the state of Santa Catarina, in the South region of Brazil.
Florianopolis Brazil has a population of just over 400,000 and is a extremely popular destination for people to spend their vacations. This incredible sub tropical island in the beautiful country of Brazil has so much to offer. Although connected to the rest of the country by a bridge, Floripa feels as if you are in an entirely different place.
Here are some reasons why you need to visit Florianopolis.
Breath Taking Beaches- It's best known for the incredible beaches that are on offer and you will ever tire of walking along the golden sand. With over 42 different beaches to explore, there is something for everyone in Floripa. The best surfing in Brazil can be found on the island, which attracts surfers from all over the world. The strict building laws in The city ensures that no structures can be built within 100 yards of the beach. This guarantees an excellent view and an entirely nature feel to the beaches.
Water Sports- Floripa offers a vast array of different water sports and ensures that all water enthusiasts are catered for. Whether you want to enjoy the incredible waves, exciting wind surfing or tranquil scuba diving, there is something for everyone. The underwater world around the coast is magnificent, and you can spend hours exploring the beautiful bays and rock pools. There are plenty of water sport centers located around the island, to ensure that you have plenty of choice.
Vibrant Nightlife- Brazil is renowned for being a party capital and this city is certainly no different. The people on the island know how to party and there is always some fiesta for you to join in with. You need to remember that the people in Brazil party late, so ensure that you do not go out looking for the party too early. Often the partying can be found in the beach bars and along the beach. There are some excellent nightclubs within Floripa to discover, and you will be amazed how electric the atmosphere is.
Public Market - Market with an evocative history: In the past, this market only consisted of some tents separated into two parts, one for the local dealers and one for dealers from the countryside or outside of Brazil. Sold here were foodstuffs, freshly prepared meals, and so called drogas do sertão, which means ‘hinterland drugs’ – these were products, such as spices like cinnamon, vanilla and cocoa, that did not exist in Europe and that were very interesting and lucrative for the European traders and tourists. In 1838 the government was allowed to buy a market place, which changed location and building a few times until 1851, when the first public market opened. Today, there is one market, in parts of two buildings that were built about 50 years ago. This is now a market of not only food, but also clothes, crockery and handicrafts..
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-12am
Historic Center - Historical buildings and leafy parks and places: Definitely, a beautiful and informative part of Florianópolis is the historic center of the city. There, visitors will find a lot of historical buildings, like the Public Market and the Cathedral Metropolitana, as well as beautiful leafy parks, plazas and museums. Besides, visitors will find there a big range of restaurants, bars, shopping possibilities and accommodation of every type. Simply embark on a pleasant walk through the city and a little bit outside of the historic center and enjoy the atmosphere. You will not regret it.