Florianópolis is an interesting city. But, get away from its hussle and bussle of cosmopolitan life. Go to the far north end of this beach. Kind of hard to find the pathway, but well worth the effort. It is deserted. Just you, nature, and heaven!!! Great for surfing long goofy feet left waves - see them on google maps (type "Ilhas das Aranhas" - it will show you the northern shore, but the Aranha Islands are actually the two islands facing the beach). Take water, dark glasses and sun screen...and truly enjoy!!!