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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2016
Living in Florianopolis  (4 Answers)

Hi, we are living in Ireland, but currently in Belo Horizonte but hope to move to Florianopolis for a few months in Feb. My husband is from Brasil and our children are 15 and 11. They love the sea and surfing. Can anyone offer advise as to where might be the best area to find accomadation there and the nicest and safest part to live in? We would ideally like to be within walking distance from the beach or skate board/basketball/soccer parks as we won't have a car. But we can take the bus too. Thanks a million for any tips. Alice

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2015
by bus from Florianopolis to Navegantes  (1 Answer)

Hello everybody! We go to Florianopolis in Brasil. From there we have to go the airport of Navegantes. Do you know, if we could go by bus from Florianopolis to Navegates (tuedsday 3 Novembert in the evening)? Thank you for your answers! Marion

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2015
3 weeks mix of relaxing, surfing, hiking, nature

my wife and me plan 3-4 weeks in february in south brazil. driving down from Sao Paulo within a few days and staying for a while on floripa. there we would like to rent sort of a small hideaway house (not at a beach, more in the inland nature). where on floripa Island should we search? or would we better be somewhere else in south brazil for that kind of interests?
Thanks - Dieter

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2014
2 months in floripa

We're a couple in their 30s coming to relax and have some quiet beach time in Florianopolis (Feb 6th, 2015 to April 15th). No clubs nor parties for this trip. It's more of a healing journey during treatment. We'll have a car so we can move from place to place but we'd rather stay in Florianopolis for a long time, a month for sure.

I'm a bit overwhelmed with looking for a place to stay. Does anyone know an imobilaria that could help me?

Or could anyone suggest where I look?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2014
Accommodation in Florianopolis  (3 Answers)

Hi there, i am looking for an accommodation in Florianopolis in March. Can anyone recommend a nice place?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2014
Where to stay on Florianopolis?

Where would you recommend to stay on Florianopolis in late-March?

We want to be able to do a few activities, be close to a clean beach and do a little surfing. We're going as a couple so not keen on somewhere really party-focussed but as we're both 30 we want somewhere fun and trendy with good restaurants and bars. Mid-high end budget. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 19, 2013
Nice and tranquil beach + accomodation

Dear friends
I will be in Florianopolis in a couple of days with my wife. We might spend here up to a week.
We look for a quiet and nice beach. No concrete buildings, not many people. If possible with some nature surrounding us. No need for nightlife (just maybe some nice places to eat, have a drink and meet nice people.)
Accomodation, which preferably is simple and relaxed like bamboo huts and hammocks. (well, we are used to travel in southeast asia ;-)
We don't have a car to get there.

Thanks for your tips, hope there is a little paradise like this in Florianopolis.

Kind regards, Bruno

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2013
Live in florianopolis for two\three months  (2 Answers)

I want to live in brazil for two months, to learn Portugeuse and everythig there is to learn about the culture. I am really interested in florianopolis!!!! How is the hostels and backpackers to live in??? Is there any form of programs where you can work for your board (like in alot of European countries you can volunteer or work in a hostel or for a organization and in return you become part of the family ) Or do you have any advice for someone that want to learn the language, and meet awsome people!!!!! What can I do to become part of the community for a few months????

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2013
Is 2 weeks in Florianópolis too long or to short?  (2 Answers)

I plan on visiting Florianópolis for two weeks in November and was wondering if two weeks is too long or too short a time to spend there. I surf and dive.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2013
Party scene late Sept Early October

I am traveling to Brazil late Sept early October and wanted to know what the party scene would be like at this time of the year? Is it worth it or Rio a better choice?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 28, 2013
Buses from city center to Lagoa da Conceição  (1 Answer)

Does anyone knows if there are buses to go straight to Lagoa da Conceição or Joaquina from the city center of Florianopolis? thinking to go back there but don't know how to go by bus. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2013
bus to fraia mole close to Sunset Backpackers.

Hi i am staying at Florianopolis Palace and checking out around 10am. What would be the best bus to catch to Praia Mole without having to change on the way. DO buses go straight past Sunset Backpackers or would i have to walk up from the beach. What would be the cost of a taxi also, cheers.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2013
Moving to Floripa!  (1 Answer)

Hi all, It's great to find this site!
We are a family from Argentina, moving to Floripa after 8 years of living in Ireland .. As our two kids (4 and 6) were born here, I was wondering if there is an english-speaking community for them (and us) to keep the language fluent and to make new friends and share our adventures ! )
Looking forward to meet the paradaise soon!!!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 23, 2012
Apartment, long term, shared accommodations  (1 Answer)

I am planning to stay in Florianopolis for 1-2 months, from jan. 8ish - Mid march.
I am a kitesurf instructor, and speak portuguese. I am looking for somewhere clean, safe and preferably close to the beach since I dont have a car.
If any has a house/apartment to share I am alone and just need a bedroom. Thanks in advance for your help. You can contact me at kiteboarding at windyaddiction .com
Any other suggestions and help are greatly appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2012

I am travelling to Brazil for one month with three friends (4 in total) – December 8th – January 6th. We are four 25 year old men who like to party, surf and spend the majority of our time on a sunny beach and socialising.

We are flying into Rio and then I was thinking that we could travel down the coast to Florianopolis for Christmas (roughly 22nd Dec – 29th Dec) and in between visit Ilha Grande, Paraty, Sao Paulo and maybe somewhere else. Following this we are planning to go to back to Rio for the last week of our trip and for New Years Eve. We do understand that this is an expensive time of year but we don’t mind.

I have a few questions:
• Presumably the weather will be fantastic?
• Will we need to book accommodation for all of our destinations?
• Rio for New Years we are looking into accommodation now. Can anyone recommend areas that are lively for partying, safe, easy to commute around Rio (even at night) and under £40 per night per person? Will we end up staying in a hostel (this is not preferable)?

I look forward to hearing peoples thoughts. I can’t wait to reach Brazil be quite honest!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2012
Floripa Ideas????  (1 Answer)

Hey there,

Just booked a flight to brazil on supershort notice, will head to Floripa for a week or two.
I wanna learn surfing, hangout with relaxed and easy ppl and just have a great time in the sun.
What i dont wanna have: posh nightclubs, luxury hotels and all that stuff...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2011
Carnival in Florianopolis, Brazil  (1 Answer)

Hi we are traveling From Australia to carnival from 12 FEB to 19th MARCH. Any suggestions for a great hotel to stay at in centro? I am young female traveling with my mother aged 55. I would love to hear your suggestions.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2011
3 days in Floripa,rental Car info and loop sugestions

My husband and I are going on 15/May to Floripa and I'm trying to find out if there is a better place to rent a car than from the airport ( Taxes ans fees) or if is the same and if any recomendations for a good and afordable company.
We are having a hard time making areservation because some hotels want a payment in bank deposit first and I don't live in Brazil so we are going to rent a car( we were doing that to start with) drive around the island and maybe even stay in diferent places( we are staying in the area for 3 nigths).
Everything looks so great that is hard to make a decision.
I have not been in that area since I was 12 yrs old and want to show my husband a little of the south. Last yera we went to Iguassu. Family base is Niteroi, RJ.
Looks loke the island regions vary in activities and we will love to explore the options.
Thank you in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 10, 2011
Which area to stay in in Floripa over Carnival?  (2 Answers)

Hi. We are heading down to Floripa 2-9th March and are torn between staying in Lagoa de Conceicao and Juerere International. We like to party but are not really into big club nights, more good lively bars with an atmosphere. Also we'd like to see what was going on during Carnival. Which is the better place to say, bearing in mind they are 35kms apart?? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 14, 2010
English? Safety?  (9 Answers)

Will I have a problem as a tourist in Florianópolis if I only speak English? Is it a safe city for one person traveling alone?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 01, 2010
Advice Location Wise  (1 Answer)

Hi we are two young males visiting Floronopolis

We are looking to party and relax on the beach, but also like to take in some sights. We are in Floronopolis for 7 nights

Have done some research and I am thinking....

Staying at a hostel in: Lagoa da conceicao, intially to give us the close to party aspect, as well as relatively close to the beaches.

Should we we stay here for 7 nights and would you suggest mixing it up? I was thinking maybe spending a few nights across in Barra?

Any other thoughts?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2010
Locals meeting in Floripa next week?And accomodation near Lagoa central


I will stay in Florianopolis alone next 26 to 31.So if someone would like to meet with me, just let me know.I will be happy to meet the "manezinhos" locals,
Write to my vt email i will check it.
One doubt: place to sleep near bars/ in Barra da Lagoa da Conceicao, do you know where can find a good place an budget, and acessible by foot? I don´t use to sleep in hostels but i can try it. Suggest?I had emailed some to know tarif just for one person.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2010
we plan to retire in florianopolis  (6 Answers)

We love our home in the U.S., but realize if we truly want to retire we must leave it and our country. We are 64 and 68, and in a year will have a monthly fixed income of about 3,000 USD. We plan (and hope) to rent our house here for a year and go to Floripa to try to find an area and house that we would like to buy, and see if this beautiful area is for us. I have two older yorkshire terriers (both 12 now) and I realize this is a drawback when finding a place to stay while looking for a house. I only found one hotel on trip advisor that was pet friendly. I cannot leave my pups behind. Any suggestions for where or who I would contact to find more places that welcome us and our pets next year for a year? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Barbara

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2009
SUP - Paddle Boarding  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know if you can rent stand up paddle boards in Florianopolis? Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 30, 2009
General info about traveling to Florianópolis?  (1 Answer)

My significant other lives in Florianópolis (I'm in the US) and I'm trying to plan a trip to see him.

I'm working on learning português brasileiro right now, and I know all the legal motions I have to go trough (getting a passport, etc).

I'm just wondering any additional information I should know before traveling there. Places to stay on a budget? What to expect? I've never traveled out of country, I'm quite nervous!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2008
Apartment Rentals in Florianopolis?  (1 Answer)

I'm having a hard time finding websites where I can rent apartments in Florianopolis.

Can you please give me a list of all the websites you know where I can rent an apartment in Florianopolis? Ideally, we want to stay in either Juere International or Juere Traditional.

Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 24, 2008
Floripa for New Years Eve / Pousada dos Golfinhos Hotel

I am going to be in Floripa for the New Years and I am trying to figure out where to stay and where to party. I think that the North part of the island is where we want to stay and originally wanted to stay at Jurere Beach Village but it seemed a bit expensive. We are only be in town for 4 nights and most places require a 7 night stay. So dividing the5000 US price tag by 4 just did not make sense for us. That said, everywhere else around there seems really expensive except this place named Pousada dos Golfinhos Hotel that looks decent (but quaint). Has anyone ever stayed at this place or can you possibly recommend another place to stay that doesnt require a week stay or is cheaper on the north island beaches?

Also can you please recommend places to party for New Years? Again, I know of trendy Taiko but seems overly expensive. El Divino appears to have a cool New Years party which is closer to our range (I think around250 a ticket). I hear Praia Mole has a good party as well. Does anyone know anything about that? Thanks for your help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 04, 2008
Flights from Buenos Aires to Floripa  (3 Answers)

Does anyone know of any direct flights from BA to Floripa? I found one on Aerolineas but it's only available on weekends. I need a direct flight on December 1st. Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2008
Jurere  (5 Answers)

Has anyone stayed in Jurere for New Years? If so, any advice/suggestions on some nice hotels would be great. Also, which would be a better spot for New Years...Praia Mole or Jurere? Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 02, 2008
Where to stay  (1 Answer)

Thank you Cassiovieggore! Is the Praia Mole Eco Village a nice hotel? Are there any other nice hotels to pick from in that area? I should probably tell you we will be there for New Years. Thanks again!

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