Where is it?
The island? local places to go: Florianopolis is a 33-mile-long island with 42-odd-white-sand beaches, considered recently by The New York Times one of the world´s top destinations ("a mixture of St.-Tropez and Ibiza but without the attitude and without the prices?" ). This trendy island with beaches, sandhills, lagoons & natural beauty is fantastic for relaxing, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, diving and sailing. Lush and beautiful mountains and hills run down the centre of this sub tropical island and contain numerous trails and waterfalls, great for hiking and mountain biking. Each of the 42 beaches has its own beauty, personality and crowd. Conceição Lagoon (Middle-E) with it´s incomparable natural beauty, sand hills (sandboarding available) and cosmopolitan life style is 20min drive. West beaches offer fresh seafood (including fantastic hoisters) in picturesque or sophisticated restaurants with optional tables on the sand, joining both the charming historical old Açorian houses urban paysage and the natural beauty of the seaside. East beaches include the paradisiacal Campeche Island, Naufragados Beach (a fishermen community only reached by boat or by feet through a narrow mountain path along the seaside), Costão do Santinho (NE- the best beach Brazilian 5 Star Resort- 20m drive) & Rio Vermelho (NE- horse riding by the sea offered both day and night (on Saturdays full moon).Airport 30min drive. See http://www.guiafloripa.com.br/galeriadefotos/publicacao/index.php