Gateway to the varied beautiful coastal islands of Ilha de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis is Santa Catarina's state capital, as well as the cultural hub of Southern Brazil. The city's biggest drawcard is its location on the edge of the enchanting Ilha de Santa Catarina, where over 40 white sand beaches beckon - all within an hour's drive from the city center.
From the calm, crowded bays of the north, to the wild cliff-hugging beaches of the south, Ilha de Santa Catarina is an island treasure trove of varied natural beauty. When the colonial delights of Florianópolis start to wane, hire a car and a surfboard, and hit the well-marked roads to explore.