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How to get to Florianópolis:
There aren’t any international flights to Florianópolis
Most of the connections to Florianópolis are from Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília.
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Florianópolis is located in the Southeast of Brazil in the State of Santa Catarina. “Floripa” as is also known for, is an Island and a haven for surfers. It is quite close to Balneário de Camboriú with its wonderful beaches, just little over an hour away, just two hours away from Blumenau or Brusque, with its German Colonization and culture and less than two hours away from the Beto Carrero World Park.
Ideally bundled with the cities of Balneário de Camboriú and Blumenau by land and with Rio de Janeiro and cities of Northeast via connection through Rio de Janeiro.
What to see:
Florianópolis was already famous for its beaches and natural wonders. It now emerges as one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Brazil.
The capital of Santa Catarina took the spotlight for itself, becoming internationally known for its nightlife, great parties and concentrate major competitions of surfing.
The island gained the nickname of Magic Island, and it was no wonder: its natural beauties are everywhere, with friendly and extremely receptive people to tourists. The city still has a historic center with patrimonies preserved and restored by the prefecture, among them the famous cable-stayed bridge Hercílio Luz, one of Floripa sights.
From the east coast to the north beaches like Mole, Joaquina and Brava are sought-after by many, besides Jurerê International, with its bars and nightclubs of worldwide caliber. If you prefer to relax, you will find rustic villages with incredible cuisine, in beaches like Pântano do Sul and Ribeirão da Ilha.
Climate and Temperature in Florianópolis:
The south of Brazil tends to be colder and it is no different with Florianópolis. In summer, it is quite warm. The maximum temperature between December and February is 30 Degrees Celsius or 86 Degrees Fahrenheit. It gets progressively colder from March up until july, when the maximum average temperature is at is coldest at 19 Degrees Celsius or 66 Degrees Fahrenheit.
The Minimum average is around 20Degrees Celsius or 68 Degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months and at a low of around 10 Degrees Celsius or 50 Fahrenheit between June and August.
There isn’t a rainy season/dry season. It rains less than one third of the month throughout the whole year with very little variation.
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Celcius
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Fahrenheit
Average Rainy Days
*Graphs courtesy of World Wheather & Climate Information
The Best time to go:
Being a beach destination, going just before summer until just after is the best time to go to Florianópolis. Which translates to November through March.
What to try from the local cuisine:
Tainha – This tasty fish can be cooked or grilled and is present in almost all menus in the city as it tons and tons of it are caught everyday
Casquinha de Siri– the Crab Cake is made with shredded crabmeat with tomato sauce, coconut milk, salt, pepper and cooked in the oven. Some add flour to thicken it and make it creamier.
Local Time is UTC/GMT – 3
Currency is the same all over Brazil - BRL – R$ - Brazilian Reais. Pronounced as Re-eyes (plural) or Re-owl (singular). No establishment accepts payment in any currency other than BRL.
Tap water is not drinkable. You should only drink bottled water. That is what you’ll be served when you ask for “water” anywhere you go.
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