Grande Florianópolis is one of the touristic destinations most visited in Santa Catarina. It in this region that there is situated the state capital, Florianópolis, famous for its natural beauties and life quality – the best among all the Brazilian capitals. But there are other attractions in the surroundings, as the thermal water resorts of Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, the rural scenery of Rancho Queimado, Anitápolis, São Bonifácio and besides the extremely beautiful beaches of Governador Celso Ramos and Palhoça, where there is the much acclaimed Guarda do Embaú.
Let the beauty of the beaches of Grande Florianópolis take you by surprise
Grande Florianópolis has some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. There are hundreds of them on the Island of Santa Catarina, where the capital Florianópolis is, and in the neighboring municipalities. All enchanting, surrounded by dunes, sandbanks or hills covered with Atlantic Rainforest, with calm waters for children or good waves for surfers, in exalted watering places or in small communities of fishermen. It is difficult to decide which of them is the most charming.
Appreciate the cultural heritage left by the Azorean and German colonizers
In Grande Florianópolis, the legacy of the colonizers is not only present in centenary museums, churches, palaces and forts. The historical heritage of the 13 towns which form the region is respectable and includes works listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). There are bucolic places as Santo Antônio de Lisboa and Ribeirão da Ilha, villages of Azorean origin located in Florianópolis, where it is still possible to feel the peacefulness of former times while savoring the freshest seafood. While in the municipalities of Anitápolis, São Bonifácio and Antônio Carlos, you will find traces of German colonization in the regional cuisine and customs.
Venture into fascinating natural scenarios or just relax in thermal water resorts
Free flight, rafting, rappel, canoeing, trekking. All this is much more exciting in the midst of the magnificent scenery of Grande Florianópolis. Both on the seashore and inland there are countless options for practicing the most varied adventure sports. While for those who want to relax, there is no shortage of resorts, hostels and hotels in Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, Águas Mornas and São Bonifácio, which offer thermal water bathing with therapeutic properties.
Discover religious sanctuaries and rural scenery where peace and tranquility reign
Grande Florianópolis is also much sought after by enthusiasts of both religious and rural tourism. There are centenary churches, religious grottos and faith celebrations in nearly all the municipalities of the region. Angelina stands out for having some of the most beautiful places of pilgrimage in Brazil, the Santuário Nossa Senhora de Angelina (Sanctuary Our Lady of Angelina). Whereas in São Pedro de Alcântara, São Bonifácio, Anitápolis and Rancho Queimado, you will be enchanted by the rural scenery and bucolic atmosphere of the farm hotels of the region.
Take advantage of all the infrastructure of services, trade and leisure of the metropolitan region of Grande Florianópolis
The municipalities of Palhoça, Biguaçu and São José form, together with the capital Florianópolis, the metropolitan region of Grande Florianópolis. With excellent infrastructure of leisure and services, they offer a great variety of hotels, resorts, restaurants, cafés, commercial galleries, shopping centers, supermarkets, banks, parks, cinemas, theaters and countless options of entertainment for all the family. The night life is also very lively in the capital of Santa Catarina and in São José, with several bars and some of the most famous nightclubs in the country.