The fabulous city of Florianopolis is regarded as the best place to live in Brazil and it’s easy to see why. Situated mainly on an island in the southern state of Santa Catarina, linked to the mainland by three bridges, Florianopolis is one of the most dynamic cities in the world whilst also being one of the the party centres of Brazil.
Locally known as Floripa the island city is home to 42 beaches and is the best place for surfing in Brazil with consistently good waves.
Aside from good waves, the ocean off Florianopolis is also home to Right Whales during the second half of the year allowing you to combine nature and wildlife into a beach holiday without having to travel far afield.
For accommodation the surfing set head to Praia Mole, a beautiful stretch of sand with the best waves and lined with bars. Whereas those looking for boho-chic will want to stay near the trendy Lagoa do Conceicao with its thriving arts scene and vibrant nightlife.
The city hosts one of the best carnivals in Brazil which grows in popularity every year as Florianopolis’s reputation spreads.
It’s the city to be seen in so get there fast on your holiday to Brazil!