The island of Santa Catarina has so many good surprises that Costa da Lagoa could be only one more, but it isn't just that, it is a great and beautiful surprise where atmosphere, simplicity and good food complete each other. You reach the place via the boat-buses that leave from under the old bridge that connects the center of vila da Lagoa da Conceição to Avenida das Rendeiras (there is another access, which boat ride is shorter, leaving from the Embarcadouro Fluvial located at the lagoon shore of Parque Florestal). The boat-buses stops have numbers and after stop 15 one starts to see the different family owned restaurants that offer some of the best fish plates on the island. The boat ride itself is an amazing experience with amazing views of the houses, sea birds and the lush vegetation that cover the hills bordering the lagoon. We are fun a a restaurant called "Sabor da Costa" with its tables and chairs under the comfortable shadow of nuttrees and its spaceful wooden deck over the blue and transparent waters of the lagoon. The ride from the bridge terminal to Sabor da Costa takes about 40 minutes. Close by the village there are trails and a water fall that can also be visited before or after your meal. After your great fish or oyster meal be sure to have a delicious "doce" bought from this lady who goes from table to table offering some of the traditional sweets of the island. Not to miss when in Florianopolis.