Florianópolis was voted the fourth best tourist destination for beaches in South America in 2013 Travelers Choice Travelers Choice Award, in literal translation.
Awards made through a poll with TripAdvisor users, the social network that is reference in the tourism sector and one of the largest travel websites worldwide.
Quality of life is the best definition for Florianópolis.
Florianópolis, 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 km ².
Are its 100 beaches of all types, from agitated crowds with complete infrastructure, fishing villages, unspoiled beaches, sheltered coves, rough seas and small islands that are its greatest attraction of the sea, whether for leisure, nautical tourism or underwater.
Moreover, Florianópolis, surrounded by hills up to 650 meters, also has two ponds, preserved as Magues ecosystems, salt marshes, dunes and Atlantic, bringing together all the conditions for the practice of ecological sports, ecotourism and adventure tourism year whole.
Florianópolis, the magical island of all dreams, still has an immense cultural and historical heritage. The food, the architecture, historical forts and traditions of the natives, in synergy with the "outsiders", make the city at the same time cosmopolitan and provincial.
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.