Get to know Florianopolis

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The island of Florianopolis, or Floripa as it is also known, is the capital of Santa Catarina state in the south of Brazil. It has a vibrant and colourful mix of the best Brazil has to offer.

There are 400-year-old forts, baroque churches beautiful colonial buildings and on the eastern side some of the best surfing in Brazil to be found. Situated in a rich farming expanse the city is a commercial and cultural mecca. Florianopolis is formed by an ocean island of 56 km long by 20 km wide and a small peninsula on the mainland. Three bridges link the island to the main land where Hercílio Luz Bridge is a landmark of the city.

Recently, Florianopolis has become one of the most popular destinations in Brazil for people who are looking for superb beaches, beautiful scenery, rich culture and friendly people. 

The eastern side of the island beaches, like Joaquina, Praia Mole and Moçambique are among the best surfing beaches in Brazil and popular with young people. Beaches heading south include Campeche, Armação and Morro das Pedras, which are all very beautiful and also good for surfing. Isolated and unspoilt beaches, like Lagoinha do Leste and Naufragados, can be found at the southern end of the island and can only be reached by trail. 

Florianopolis beaches are arguably some of the most beautiful of the country and the world. They exhibit the country’s finest southern laid back and relaxed way of life and exude the true Brazilian spirit. With a choice of more than 80 withe sand beaches, some are like little islands and others offer popular water-based activities. Here, long expanses of amazing coastline and plenty of natural reserve areas as well as great surfing conditions makes it a special place. 


Lagoa da Conceição is a famous natural attraction, and the centrepiece of the island; it is relatively shallow, with high winds making it a world-class location for windsurfing, kite surfing and a wide range of water based activities. The vibe in Lagoa is mostly a low-key and popular with surfers and bohemian types.  

While relaxing Florianopolis keeps a vibrant and festive beat. Locals and tourists fill cafes and restaurants, music spills from daytime patios and markets and ocean front shops come alive with intent treasure hunters. At the Public Market in downtown, live music can be heard just about every day and see many local artists who's work is sold throughout the island.

There are many activities to be enjoyed on this sub-tropical island including gliding, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, kite surfing, nature hikes, snorkelling, diving, and so much more!

The island's entrancing natural beauty, warm ocean waters, ongoing hospitality and local good cheer keep visitors coming back for more year after year.

Preserve and enjoy the magic island of Florianopolis!


Contact us!

Sunhouse Backpackers

Address - Altenor Vieira, 377      

Lagoa da Conceição

Florianópolis - Brasil - 88062-160

Tel - 55 (48) 3304-9879

Mobile - 55 (48) 9673-9879 whats

Email - sunhousehostel@gmail.com

Skype -  sunhouse.backpackers


  • Surfing lessons
  • Windsurfing
  • Stand up paddleboards 
  • Snorkelling
  • Hiking
  • Samba lessons
  • Kayaking
  • Bike riding
  • Boat trips
  • Skydiving over the island
  • Swimming on the lake
  • Daily tours and events
  • And much more !