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Joaquina beach

Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Ranked #17 of 108 attractions in Florianopolis
Type: Beaches
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Fort Smith, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This beach was fun. We got drinks made in pineapples and coconuts, there were lots of surfers, and they have surfing classes as well. A fairly busy beach though. Some vendors here which was neat, they aren't all over you like in some other countries.

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São Paulo
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Near Praia Mole, this beach is gorgeous and has sand dunes. You can rent a sandboard and go have fun. This activity is very affordable and very pleasant to go during the sunset. Awesome view!

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Curitiba, PR
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

we have visited almost all beaches in Florianopolis, but Joaquina was, definitely, one of our favourites. It is better if you go before the sunrise, the beach is quite empty and you can see lots of birds flying and, sure, the beautiful sunrise. It is perfect for meditation.

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Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great beach, lots of bars & restaurants !!! Lots of hot surfers. All types of people at this beach, definitley recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you are a fan of surfing or just enjoy getting away from it all, Joaquina beach is one of your best bets in the island of Florianopolis. Not far from the city but yet very little development around it, combined with miles and miles of dunes makes it the perfect beach for those people who do not enjoy seating... More

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Joaquina beach is a wonderful surf spot, the most consistent in the island, you can surf almost every single day, holds huge swell until 4 meters. The best wave is the left, with east swell, sometimes really long ones. It became really famous after the world surf contests in the 80`s. Be carefull with the locals, respect them and you'll... More

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PARIS
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131 reviews 131 reviews
32 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is an excellent place to spend a day on the atlantic coast of the island , bus and taxi to reach Florianopolis , some restaurants and bars and a long stretch of sand to enjoy...

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Great water and view, good waves for surfing. There is a nice restaurant by the beach. There are public bathrooms and showers also available.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This beach definitely rocks, along with Mole and Barra da Lagoa - this is a great place if you are a fun-loving young adult who wants to have fun in a natural environment.

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Despite the crowds in the summer Joaquina continues a great beach! Good waves and if you want to escape the crowds you just have to walk a little towards the right (south). By the way, the vendor's stand right at the entrance of the beach is great - excellent service and excellent value for money! Also a great place to... More

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