• Danielle Long

    Beaches Galore in Brazil - Praia Brava

    Located at the northern tip of the island, Praia Brava is lined with upscale condos that pack the beach with vacationers during high season -- though they were nowhere to be seen during this springtime shot.

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    Beaches Galore in Brazil - Praia Galheta

    Spectacular mountain and ocean views can be seen on a quick and leisurely hike between the two centrally located beaches of Mole and Galheta. Just know that Praia Galheta is the island's nude beach.

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    Beaches Galore in Brazil - Barra da Lagoa

    Backpackers and young travelers flock to the small fishing village of Barra da Lagoa for its budget-friendly hostel accommodations.

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    Beaches Galore in Brazil - Praia Barra da Lagoa

    And the village's long stretch of sandy beach doesn't discourage visitors, either.

  • Danielle Long

    Beaches Galore in Brazil - Praia da Joaquina

    A hotspot for surfers, Praia da Joaquina attracts locals and visitors alike even on a gloomy day.

  • Danielle Long

    Beaches Galore in Brazil - Praia do Sambaqui

    For the best sunsets on the island, head to the village of Sambaqui, also home to calm golden-sand beaches.

  • Danielle Long

    Beaches Galore in Brazil - Restinga Recanto Bar & Restaurant

    For some food with a view in Sambaqui, try the eccentric Restinga Recanto Bar & Restaurant, which has deck seating looking out on the water.

  • Danielle Long

    Beaches Galore in Brazil - Centro

    More than just beaches, the center of Florianópolis looks out towards mainland Brazil and is connected by multiple bridges.

  • Danielle Long

    Beaches Galore in Brazil - Centro

    The city center also offers all your shopping needs, from luxurious to budget and in between.

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