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Address: between Pantano do Sul and Matadeiro, Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Trail of Lagoinha do Leste
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Great walk and beach

Lovely walk from Matadeiro to do Leste beach along the coast , even in tbe winter /off season when we were there. About 2 , 2.5hours going to the beach but faster coming back.Not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chris M
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk from Matadeiro to do Leste beach along the coast , even in tbe winter /off season when we were there. About 2 , 2.5hours going to the beach but faster coming back.Not that rough , good walking shoes are fine. When taking the path, if encountering a fork, take the inland branch. This avoids taking fisherman cut throughs... More 

Thank Chris M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

It's a long walk, so you must start your journey early in the morning for it to be enjoyable, but it will be a very special day, with memories you can cherish and remind yourself of with incredible photos

Thank Anna Barbara M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Just amazing. The hike in is peaceful and just challenging enough to make it fun. Beautiful beach; The lagoon is very warm like a hot tub. Don't forget to go to the south side of the beach for your iconic picture hanging on the rocks. My favorite place in Floripa by far. Tip: Make sure to bring a hat/sunscreen/water. The... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

To reach the beach you'll have to hike about 45 minutes. The view is really pretty and the beach is great, although do bring an umbrella and tons of sunscreen, it's gets very hot and there is no shade at all. We took the long way back, about 2.5h hours hike, a bit tiring but worth it.

Thank Sarahbnyc83
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The hike to this beach took us just over 1.5 hours each way... although it takes a bit longer as you have to park in Armacao and then walk across Praia do Matadeiro to where the hike starts... so make sure you leave early enough so you aren't walking back in the dark! It is a little bit challenging -... More 

Thank ck1812
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Went here with a group of friends. The hike was pretty strenuous and the trail is pretty mushy. Wear shoes with decent grip. Bring more water than you think you should and maybe even pack a snack if you plan to spend some time on the beach. Great views and the lagoon is lovely to just lay in.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We had a great time hiking to the beach and a nice experience while there. The hike is about 1 hour of pretty rugged terrain so make sure you have cold water with you and are prepared to sweat. There is another trail that will take you almost double the time, but it's an easier walk. We met a few... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We did the hike to Lagoinha do Leste and it is absolutely worth it! It took us 1,5h to get there an 1h to hike back. I'd definitely recommend hiking or sport shoes even though we saw some people doing it barefoot or in flip flops (mostly Brazilians). The beach is so beautiful and there are not that many people... More 

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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

One of the most beautiful places I have ever been, just breathtaking! If I had the time I would have set up camp and just not left. Great surf, a beautiful lagoon right next to the sea, sand dunes, jungle, it just has everything, plus it is not taken over by crowds as a lot of more easily accesible beaches... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The trail to get to Lagoinha do Leste is not easy. However, it is not something to be considered unbearable, even to not prepared walkers. The magic of the place is to take the trail and arrive at lagoinha with a sensation that you truly accomplished it! Takes half of a day to go, enjoy a bit of the beach... More 

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