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Address: Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Day Trip to the Northern Beaches of Florianópolis
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Quiet, big waves, scenic

Our favorite beach while in Floripa - not crowded so if your looking for more action I would choose elsewhere

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2016
Novi, MI
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Novi, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Our favorite beach while in Floripa - not crowded so if your looking for more action I would choose elsewhere

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 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 

2 Thank Dutras
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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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 

3 Thank Sigrid K
Sao Paulo, SP
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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.

3 Thank Felipe M
Cham, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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. .

1 Thank Profaad
Florianopolis, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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

1 Thank Thiago P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

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

1 Thank PeterJLP
Joinville, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

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

1 Thank Cristiano S
San Isidro, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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.

1 Thank ebertello
Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 500 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 

4 Thank adrianmiami

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