Praia do Rosa

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Praia do Rosa
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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3,322 reviews
Very good

Helio O
Harrisburg, SD15 contributions
Jan 2021
The north Rosa beach is a party town. Average age probably 28 years old acting like 23 year olds. My wife and I were walking for literally less than two minutes into the party area and we were invited to an o**y by a group of girls. Between the north and south beaches (same beach just different areas) we sat by a nice Argentinian couple playing guitar and some fit girls with nice bodies were doing exercises next to us. A bit to the south there were umbrellas from the nice resorts nearby with (I believe) full service. The south Rosa beach is a family place. It’s out of this world! Only concern is coming into town. No infrastructure and we caught a 10 min traffic in under a 3km drive, but you can’t go wrong if you stay at a nice hotel. The one we stayed had is called Bucanero. The entrance is right in the heart of the bars of the town. You have less than a half mile walk (or drive) into the hotel itself with guava, banana trees and beautiful natural, and through the 10 min. back trail by foot or by a 4 minute boat ride over the lake you can get to the beach. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Written January 3, 2021
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Graham N
Graham N
Somerset, UK733 contributions
Praia da Rosa is located a few kilometres south of Garipoba, which is about an hour's drive south of Florianopolis. It is a stunning set of beaches, which are still relatively unspoilt. The town of Praia da Rosa is not a place for nightlife, although the locals told me it gets really busy in December to January and there are plenty of pousadas and restaurants which would support larger numbers than the few of us that were there in October.

However when we were there it was like paradise. - fantastic beaches, beautiful coastal scenery and great surfing. There are wonderful walks and the Fazenda Verde do Rosa has horseriding. I recommend this as a way to explore this fantastic coast and the hills behind.

We stayed at the Fazenda Verde do Rosa which was good value and highly commended, although it is not as ‘high end' as the Lonely Planet Guide says. It is situated on a bluff above the beach and is one of the few accommodations that has beach access. Fazenda Verde do Rosa has a charming beachside restaurant but it was not open in the evenings when we were there. The cabins are clean and comfortable with good bathrooms, veranda, lounge area, TV and (slow) internet.

We ended up in Praia da Rosa because we were so disappointed with Santa Catarina Island, which we thought was the pits. Do yourself a favour drive south to Praia da Rosa - you won't regret it.
Written November 1, 2007
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Florianopolis, SC116 contributions
This is a beach located in the city of Garopaba near Florianópolis. The road you must take to get to Praia do Rosa is BR 101, wich has a lot of traffic specially near the New Year' s hollydays. If you like surfing and wild places you will love Praia do Rosa.
Written November 24, 2009
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Sao Paulo, SP16 contributions
I've gone to Praia do Rosa/SC in this Reveillon 2008/2009 and I can assure it was the worst travel I've already made in my whole life.

Imbituba City (where Praia do Rosa is located) is around 100km of the worst road in Brazil and doesn't have anything to do there.

Praia do Rosa, as well, doesn't have appropriated hotels, B&B, beach accessibility, markets, restaurants, bars, etc, as long as I waited for 3 hours for a French Potatoes aptizer and then the waiter told me that they have finished the portions. Even beers have finished in a Bar in front of the sea. Please, don't you ever go to Fazenda Verde or any restaurant in front of the sea in those beaches as long as they don't have appropriate services, higiene and products to sell. I've seen insects all over the places in the kitchens.

At night, get used to smell mariuanna cigarettes all over the city's bars and nightclubs. The services and accebility for thoses bars and restaurants are worst then in India, where I've already gone.

Get used, also, to get 18 hours by car to go there, as long as the traffic in those roads are terrible. People in Santa Catarina are not ready for provide a good service.

I felt starving because i didn't find a place to eat that deserved my money. For example, after looking for a place to eat I went to a Barbecue Restaurant and they told us that we couldn't have steaks and any kind of meals because the food had finished. Only sea food could be eaten. Another example, I needed to withdraw money and I had to drive for 1 hour to be able for it.

ANd the prices are too expensive for this kind of service. Please, there are a lot of excelent places to go in Brazil, like the Northeast, north, Rio de Janeiro and Noth Seashore of São Paulo. If you want to have, at least, a good travel, don't you go to Santa Catarina and Paraná. They don't deserve our money.

For surfing, I can assure that in Bahia there are better beaches to go. the water temperature in Santa Catarina is frozen. Rio de Janeiro or North Seashore of São Paulo are better.

Florianópolis is a totally differente city, which is located around 150km from Praia do Rosa (which is a beach in Imbituba's city). This data in this website is wrong.
Written January 6, 2009
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Brunaar A
Ferrara, Italy5 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Soft white sand. Emerald sea. Green abundant forests. Great restaurants and hotels/inns. Be careful because there are also inns that cheat by the photos. In the several times I was there I witnessed a single strange moment: two policemen arrived with rifles inside the bar where I was. Apparently it was a selling point for drugs, which if I had known I would have avoided it. Perhaps this is the negative point of Praia do Rosa: high consumption of drugs. Only accessible by car.
Written March 12, 2018
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Cleveland, OH47 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
The place is completely overrated.

- cero infrastructure:

* Only the main streets are non - dirt roads. These are not paved, but covered with concrete blocks, very irregular and bumpy. It rains very often, if you have the disgrace of having to drive on a side road, beware of getting stuck in the mud! It is mission impossible for the non trained in off road driving. You MUST check the location of the place where you stay to see if it's not on the main paved road, specially if you are driving a car.

* power goes out all the time. The grid is collapsed in high season.

* traffic is completely collapsed. There is no place to park anywhere. One way streets are not respected by the police, they think they are above the law and the rest of us mortals. Unbelievable.

* little infrastructure, services or amenities on the beach: there are some bars at the south of the beach, quite pricy for a beach bar with cero comfort / service (menu picture attached)... It's a nice beach though. But just as nice as thousands all over Brazil. If you or your kids need to visit a toilet it will be an issue... Anything you want to have on the beach you have to carry with you: food, drinks, seats, umbrella... I saw only one place on the beach renting umbrellas, and there are only peddlers offering sodas, beer, cachew chestnuts, ham & cheese sandwiches. To get to the beach you must walk at least 20 min uphill (VERY HIGH) through slippery trails through the wilderness.

- tourist traps everywhere: many restaurants, all overpriced for what they offer (see the menus yourself in the pics I attach). These are not fancy places, just average places where to have a decent meal. If you are on a budget, you will either end up cooking at your Posada or eating at not very appealing places in order to keep things within budget.

The beach was nice and the water temperature very comfortable the first two days of my stay. But the remainder 7 days it got terribly windy and freezing cold. I could not swim any more, and the kids could not go in. It was quite dangerous and life guards would not let you swim into the sea more than 15/20 meters.

I regret having chosen this place for the vacations with my family. I will not be coming back. It's not the ideal place to be with children, and if you have a baby or toddler, stay away, it's impossible to use a stroller on the narrow streets or on the paths to the beach, it will be a nightmare for you.

I don't believe the stories going around about how trendy this place is, I don't agree at all.

Written February 3, 2018
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County Wicklow, Ireland69 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
Gorgeous beach, relaxed, nice people. A good mix of hippy and trendy. Everything you want on the beach...beach bars, snacks etc. Fantastic for surf, there is lots of places to stay also, probably best to drive around and ask for availability and prices.
Supermarkets are more expensive considering the location etc
Written January 31, 2017
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Buenos Aires, Argentina66 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
This is the third time we visit Praia do Rosa. We are always more delighted than before.
Charming little town, paradisiac beach. Nice restaurants.
We stayed at Fazenda Rosa and the picture attached is from our balcony (no filters applied)
We highly recommend Lombok for dinner, and delivery and Coral for lunch at the beach.
Written March 2, 2016
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Tigre, Argentina418 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
We were staying on a beach house, about 80 km away from Praia do Rosa, and decided to make a one-day tour to visit it. I need to say that our house beach was fantastic, so that may influence on the negative side this review.
Praia da Rosa is not a place to visit without a car. And even with one, you will have to park ways away from the beach and haul your belongings there.
So if you are young and energetic, or a little bit older and carry nothing but your hat, you will be fine.
There's quite a few umbrellas and chairs on several areas of the beach that you can use as long as once in a while you consume something from the vendor that sponsors them.
The beach is good looking. Narrow and full of people (not as full as Copacabana, but you will be hard pressed to find a spot more than 5 yards away from the next group). Not sure why, but lots of Argentineans here.
There's quite a few good-looking bars and restaurants facing the beach, which become good spots to hang out during the hours when the sun is at is strongest.
We like surfing and the day we went there waves sucked. However, I've been told that some days, surfing is not too bad. Though this is not recognized as a hot surfing spot.
I would say this is a great beach town if you are an independent teenager that can rent a house far from the beach with a group of friends and want to hang out for a few weeks chasing your favourite sex and zipping beer on the beach. Not much more.
If you are inclined to quiet beaches, where you can reside very close to the beach and have some space around you when at the sea shore, forget about Praia do Rosa in the summer.
Written February 27, 2014
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Pilar, Argentina63 contributions
In our first visit to Rosa as a family with 3 kids we were very favorably impressed by several features of this beautiful bay.
Mind we were there in January, high season, when it gets packed with an upper-middle class early 20's crowd from Argentina.
It wasn´t quite bothersome though since this was not the spring break types you find in other places such as Cancun, Florida etc. They were actually quite quiet and laidback especially at the beach i.e. were we met them.
Rosa is not entirely thought for families since most of the high end Pousadas and Guest houses cater for couples and there´s a lot of cheap lodging for young groups. Notwithstanding we manage to rent a cabin in Morada Nas Estrelas which was rustic but charmingly appropiate and with a wonderful view.
In high season there are plenty of options for dining.
The strenghts of this place are its landscape, and the luscious morros that rise behind the beach which is also beautiful.
We found it as a great place for surfing with classes from Capitao David a must for begginers and kids.
Try staying either on the beach (Fazenda Verde), in a place with down-hill access (Vida Sol y Mar) or in a place with boat access (Bucanero) since driving to the beach is not an option and walking up and down to the beach can get hard.
Written January 26, 2009
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