Holidaymakers looking for a fun vacation in a great city should look no further than Florianopolis in Brazil. Located in the southern state of Santa Catarina, visitors will find there are many interesting things to see and do here. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs and apartments.
This island location has some delightful sandy beaches, which are ideal for sunbathing or sand boarding. The waters here are safe for swimming in and holidaymakers can also take part in a number of watersports such as surfing, sailing, rowing, fishing, paragliding and diving. Adventurous holidaymakers may like to try rock climbing on the island or river rafting. Visitors can take in the fantastic scenic views in this part of Brazil with some great places for hikers and cyclists to explore such as the beautiful lake - Lagoa da Conceicao. An alternative way to view the area is by taking to the skies on a hang glider. There are some fine restaurants, bars and cafes in the region offering a good variety of cuisine such as seafood, Italian and Portuguese dishes. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and drink from grocery stores and markets on the island. There is also a large shopping centre here where visitors can purchase gifts, souvenirs and many other items.
Florianopolis has many interesting places to visit including historic buildings and beautiful natural features. One of the most impressive buildings in the city is the Catedral Metropolitana, whilst the 18th century forts are also well worth a visit. Holidaymakers with an interest in history can also visit the Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lapa do Ribeirao, which is a church. The Ethnological Museum houses documents and relics from the region’s history. Hercillo Luz Bridge links the island to the mainland and was built in 1926. There are boat trips available from here that take tourists around the island coast and also whale watching.
The weather in Florianopolis is warm all year round, the lowest average temperatures of around 14 degrees centigrade being experienced during nights between June and August. The highest temperatures averaging 29 degrees centigrade occur during the hottest months of January and February. The summer months are also the wettest with January averaging about 195 mm of rainfall compared to the August average of 61mm.
Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport serves the city and receives flights from various South American airports. Holidaymakers can get to the city airport by flying to São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport and get a connecting flight to Florianopolis. Flights arrive at Sao Paulo from many international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others.