We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Praia Brava

Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Improve this listing
Ranked #26 of 108 attractions in Florianopolis
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: One of the pretty places on this island, with great New Year's Eve parties and very nice places to eat, drink and make friends.  Night and day you... more »
Write a Review

339 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    150
    138
    46
    5
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Gramado
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
182 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cham, Switzerland
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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. .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florianopolis, SC
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Joinville, SC
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
43 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Isidro, Argentina
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beverly Hills, California
Top Contributor
308 reviews 308 reviews
124 attraction reviews
432 helpful votes 432 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Gramado
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 6

Travelers who viewed Praia Brava also viewed

 

Been to Praia Brava? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Praia Brava, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing