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Things to do in Florianópolis

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Island
“You have to go by boat early in the morning from Armação beach. It’s an incredible ride and a paradise small island with white sand and green transparent water.”
  • 330 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Whether its meeting for coffee or an iceceam, fine dining, or night life you are looking for, Lagoa is the epicenter of entertainment in Florianopolis. Its is filled with little cafes, bars and shops and its where young and old alike assemble every night of the week. ”
  • 292 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Very historical place in the city. Great architecture, many bars and restaurants. You need to try the fresh oysters!!”
  • 277 locals recommend
Market
“In the old part of the city and quite charming. great for buying fresh seafood.”
  • 199 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Saraiva Megastore; iPlace (not the real one. Haha); Supermarket; Lots of clothes stores”
  • 99 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is an amazing place to take your kids for swimming and spending the afternoon there. With very clear and shallow waters the lake has sand bottom and mind blowing view.”
  • 168 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Known for its surfing contests, Joaquina also boosts the best points for sandboarding in the city. Go for a day in the beach and take advantage of the great views from the dunes for sandboarding near the end of day. Nightlife in neighbouring Lagoa, along Avenida das Rendeiras, is usually lively and diversified.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Has 7 movie theaters and many retail stores, also with a complete food area and a chain supermarket. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Nice old historic houses from the portuguese colonization with a beautiful view of the sea and nice restaurants with sea food.”
  • 185 locals recommend
Pub
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“Best selection of Brazilian artisanal beers, wonderful jazz music and beautiful people!”
  • 138 locals recommend
Rock Club
“For who is looking for a Rock Bar with classic rock songs should meet this place!!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“In summer, due to traffic, it is best to arrive early. But it is definitely one of the best beaches in the South of Brazil. It has bars and restaurants nearby, it is possible to do trails and fly paragliding as well.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Get the trail to this untouched beach from Matadeiro beach. Bring water and walking shoes, it is a long hiking. Consider reading more about it. There is also boat tours from Armacao beach.”
  • 130 locals recommend
Animal Shelter
“It's a sea turtle projection project - you can to see turtle feeding and bathing. Quite interesting if you have children but only for Portuguese speakers.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Melhor day party de Floripa, com piscina, acesso a praia e os melhores djs, assim como otimos shows”
  • 91 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“almoçar ficou fácil há 5 minutos a pé !! Posto de gasolina do outro lado da rua, mercado ,padaria ,praça linda para caminhar . Qualquer coisa tire dúvida pelo Whatsapp.”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“Best selection of Brazilian artisanal beers, wonderful jazz music and beautiful people!”
  • 138 locals recommend
Rock Club
“For who is looking for a Rock Bar with classic rock songs should meet this place!!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurante de frutos do mar. Um dos melhores da região. Cerca de 10 minutos de distância de carro.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great variety of food by the kilo with salads, main dishes, and accompaniments of all sorts with the beautiful front view of the small lagoon.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Café
“Café Cultura offers very nice meals at all times of day, delicious and nutritious smoothies and coffee selections! Nice hang-out place for getting work done if you want to sit around.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Bar
“Great spot facing the marina, good beer and service, but food is not that nice.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best place to eat Oysters while looking at the mainland with the mountains in the distance. Fantastic sunsets can be seen from here.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Bar
“Tipica comida local com muitos anos no mercado de restaurantes, local turistico tambem”
  • 71 locals recommend

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