Jaguaruna

Jaguaruna is a paradise for those who seek relaxed beaches surrounded by dunes and sandbank vegetation. The town’s coastal strip is 37.5 km long, along which 10 resorts are distributed. Camacho is the busiest, with bars and restaurants, hotels, pousadas, and services. The main attractions of the town, however, are the 30 shellmounds and 55 archeological sites registered with the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). These shellmounds are where the Indians who inhabited the coast between 8000 and 2000 years ago processed their food and buried their dead. The Lagoa Garopaba Sul shellmound is considered one of the largest in the world, with a height of 30 m and an area of around 10 hectares. Another highlight of Jaguaruna is the Laje da Jaguá, a rock formation 5 km from the coast, where professional tow-in surfers (towed or motorized) take on waves of up to 9 m. Sandboarding is another sport often practices at the Arroio Corrente and Camacho resorts. The Divino and Mullet festivals and the Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Livestock Fair are also good reasons to visit Jaguaruna.

Leisure and Entertainment

Nightlife


Enjoy the night in the live music bars of the happening Camacho Resort.


Beach and Nature

Waterfalls, Ponds and Other Natural Hideaways


Dunes
The city has 15 km of dunes. It is paradise for sandboarders. From the highest dunes, you can see the Santa Marta Lighthouse (Laguna) and the Laje da Jágua), rock formations in the open sea.


Beaches


Resorts
The Camach resort stands out for its infrastructure. Arroio Corrente is more central. Visitors also have another 8 beautiful resort with clear waters to discover in the 37.5 km of the Jaguaruna coast: Campo Bom, Cascata Vermelha, Dunas do Sul, Esplanada, Figueirinha, Nova Camboriú, Torneiro, and Vila Paraíso.


Arroio Corrente Resort and Chuveirão
The Arroio Corrente Lagoon and the enormous sand dunes are the main natural attractions of this resort. Fishing, water sports, and sandboarding are favorites in the region. Another must-see attraction is the Chuveirão (Big Shower), which is fed by the waters of the lagoon and provides baths similar to those of a waterfall.


History and Culture

Archaeological Sites


Shellmound of Lagoa Garopaba do Sul
Among the 30 shellmounds on the coast of Jaguaruna, it is the best to visit. The enormous pre-historic shellmound reaches 30 m in height and occupies an area of 10 hectares. It is supposed that the archeological monument took approximately 10 centuries to be built with the deposit of materials from various indigenous groups. Called “Garopabão”, it is totally fenced off and signposted, with trails for visitation. Archeologists from the Heritage and Archeology Education Research Group (Grupep) of the University of the South of Santa Catarina (Unisul) take groups of students to the location. It is possible to schedule guided visits. The shellmound is located between the Dunas do Sul and Nova Camboriú resorts, next to Garopaba do Sul Lagoon. Grupep.
Av. José Acácio Moreira, 787, Dehon. Phone: (48) 3621-3195.
www.grupep.arq.br


Museums, Cultural Centers, Monuments and Memorials


Jaguaruna City Museum
Preserves objects and documents from shellmounds found in the region, as well as photography collections regarding shipwrecks on the city’s coast and folklore and religious festivities. The site also has a permanent exposition about the culture of the region, with works by Tubarão resident Willy Zumblick (1913-2008). The museum is installed in the old railroad workers’ lodge. Monday to Friday, 7AM to 11:30AM and 1PM to 5PM.
Rua Annes Gualberto, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3624-1238


Historical Neighbordhoods and Typical Locations


Historic Center
Construction in the urban center of Jaguaruna began in 1875 with the town’s first church. The main highlight is the Railroad Station, from 1919, which recalls the development of the city with the arrival of the Tereza Cristina Railroad.


Historical Azorean Heritage


Historic Center
Construction in the urban center of Jaguaruna began in 1875 with the town’s first church. The main highlight is the Railroad Station, from 1919, which recalls the development of the city with the arrival of the Tereza Cristina Railroad.


Religious Tourism

Religious Celebrations


Divino Festival
The religious festival is one of the Azorean traditions preserved by Jaguaruna residents. In June, in the square at the Nossa Senhora das Dores Parish Church, Centro.


Religious Celebrations


Divino Festival
The religious festival is one of the Azorean traditions preserved by Jaguaruna residents. In June, in the square at the Nossa Senhora das Dores Parish Church, Centro.


Events

Religious Celebrations


Divino Festival
The religious festival is one of the Azorean traditions preserved by Jaguaruna residents. In June, in the square at the Nossa Senhora das Dores Parish Church, Centro.


Agricultural Fairs, Industrial Fairs and Business Events


Industry, Commerce, and Agriculture and Livestock Fairs
The events are enlivened by rodeos.
In April, at CTG (Gaúcho Tradition Center) Estância do Retiro. Riachinho.
www.jaguaruna.com/cultura/ctg.htm

 


Typical Festivities


Mullet Festival
Commemoration of mullet fishing season which brings together fishers and visitors. In june, at Arroio Corrente Resort.


Religious Celebrations


Divino Festival
The religious festival is one of the Azorean traditions preserved by Jaguaruna residents. In June, in the square at the Nossa Senhora das Dores Parish Church, Centro.


Ecotourism and Adventure Sports

Horseback Riding


Mais Informações



Fazenda Arlete
Organized horseback rides.
Estrada Geral Laranjal s/n.
Phone: (48) 3628-0602 / 9976-0386
www.fazendaarlete.com.br


Sand Boarding


Arroio Corrente and Camacho Resorts
The town of Jaguaruna has more than 15 km of dunes. The largest are at Arroio Corrent Resort, with a height of 60 m. Those at Camacho reach 15 m..


Surfing


Laje da Jágua
Surfing spot in the open sea, 5 km from the coast. The rocky formation that emerge at the site (Shelves of Campo Bom), combined with the wind and tide conditions, produce waves of up to 9 m in height. Professional surfers practice tow-in (towed or motorized surfing).
lajedajagua.blogspot.com


Localização Geográfica

veja o mapa ampliado
Schedule
Search