… No wonder, then, that Santa Catarina´s state capital, Florianopolis, is regularly voted best for quality of life in the country. The accolade attracts a steady flow of fashionable Paulistas (Sao Paulo in only an hour´s flight away), young surfers and families coming to while away their weekends at the wide sandy beaches nearby. Style and glamour are in the city´s DNA – its most famous son and daughter are tennis player Gustavo Kuerten and supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

TIME Magazine

Casting Nets with a Traditional Fisherman in Florianópolis, Brazil. – It´s incredibly hard not to fall in love with Florianópolis – “The Island of Magic” – a sunny wonderland of abundant nature, easygoing atmosphere, and vibrant local culture, off the southern coast of Brazil. …..


Floripa is nominated the 2nd best Surf Town in the World. A great surf town is the nearly magical sum of consistent waves, inviting accommodations, friendly locals, fun nightlife, delicious food, and plenty of activities should the ocean go flat.