Florianópolis was elected the fourth best tourist destination for South American beaches on the Travellers Choice, Choice Award Travelers literal translation, awards made through a survey of users of TripAdvisor , social network that is a reference in the tourism sector and one of the the largest sites on the worldwide travel.
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina Island, or Floripa, as it is popularly known, is the capital of the State of Santa Catarina and has an elongated shape, with approximately 441 km².
Are its 100 beaches of all types, from spas agitated with complete infrastructure, fishing villages, unspoiled beaches, sheltered coves, rough sea beaches and small islands make the sea its greatest attraction, whether for leisure, nautical tourism or underwater.
Moreover, Florianopolis, surrounded by hills up to 650 meters, also has two ponds, preserved ecosystems such as mangroves, salt marshes, dunes and Atlantic, bringing together all the conditions for the practice of ecological sports, ecotourism and adventure tourism year all.
Florianopolis, magic island of all dreams, still has an immense cultural and historical heritage.The gastronomy, architecture, historic fortresses and traditions of the natives, in synergy with the "outsiders", make the city at the same time cosmopolitan and provincial.
Quality of life is the best setting to Florianopolis!
For those that preserve the historical and cultural values, archaeological sites, rock art, middens, forts, museums, mansions and local Azorean architecture and folklore of different settlements.
For ecological or seeking extreme sports, hiking with waterfalls and deserted beaches, horseback riding in the dunes or beaches, sand boarding, cycling tourists, paragliding, hang-gliding, mountaineering, rafting, canoeing, abseiling.
For those who appreciate good food, the seafood make up the local specialty, the Azorean cuisine for cultivation of oysters and mussels, it is still possible to find a range of international cuisine.