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Praia Brava

Address: Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Ranked #25 of 86 Activities in Florianopolis
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Gramado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I may a little biased sionce this is the beach in Florianopolis to which I come year after year for the last seven years. However, it is a place not only visit but, specially, to stay for a week, at least. These 1,500 yards of white sand, cove like beach is wonderful for all your senses. The wonderful waves, the... More 

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This used to be an almost deserted beach with just a few vacation houses 15 years ago (it was my favourite beach back then, especially in the winter), now it is so developed I would not have recognized it! Still, a nice beach, with good surf when the swell is right and possibility to rent a surfboard (there are about... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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235 reviews 235 reviews
182 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This beach is very interesting for surfers due to its very strong winds, but it does lack some infrastructure since the area is flooded by upscale buildings and almost no places to stop by and eat. Also, there is not much movement on it, so it is quite a good place to sit and relax without being bugged by anyone.

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Cham, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The praya is just in front of a number of closed condominiums. There is no real infrastructure like restaurants or bars near by. .

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Florianopolis, SC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Great beach with a beautiful landscape. Very exclusive and good for sports such as surf and para gliding

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Good ambience. Beautiful people. Excellent if you like big waves. See not suitable for small children.

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Joinville, SC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Nice and beautiful beach with clear water, white sand. Also good for surf.

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San Isidro, Argentina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Nice views and waves. Too many people. The place has been ruined by reckless building of condominiums and apart hotels.

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Beverly Hills, California
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319 reviews 319 reviews
124 attraction reviews
491 helpful votes 491 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

on this deplorable island which offers nothing but high prices and pitiful places. when it s not raining (and it rains more than in england,really!!!) locals will try to rip you off with 30 us pizzas and 4 buck beers. okay back to the beach. far away , and less low class people. very windy but nicer than all the... More 

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Gramado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2008

Praia Brava is very interesting not only as a beach scenery but also as an architectural and urban planning solution. The site, located at the northeast most point of the Island of Santa Catarina, is divided by a wide avenue that separates two groups of pretty large condominiums: some that are beach front and others touch the rain forest on... More 

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