Floripa literally has more than a hundred beaches. How do you choose which one to go to? Here’s a quick guide to determine which one is for you. From the foodie, to the active, to the lgbt.. there is a beach for everyone here. The Famous Beaches Praia de Jurerê: Come here to admire mansions […]
I’m written a lot about living in Florianopolis, but never explained why this island is so great. Simply put, Florianopolis is a paradise for beach and nature lovers. Today I will introduce to you my favorite part of Florianopolis, the famous Joaquina sand dunes (Dunas da Joaquina). The sand dunes stretch between the middle of […]
Despite being the island of magic, Florianópolis is infamously difficult to get around. I’m going to say this straight out: the best way to get around Floripa is with a motorcycle. The reason is that the major problems in Floripa transportation are terrible beach traffic, few roads, and infrequent/indirect buses; with a motorcycle you get […]
So, you want to move to Florianopolis either just for a couple months or permanently. There are two ways to do this – the old school way – walking on the streets, or the way that we are used to – using the internet. I will talk about both and discuss the neighborhood options in […]
My favorite restaurant in Florianopolis is an American-run cafe/restaurant in Lagoa de Conceição, called Café Cultura. It’s a cute cafe with great coffee, desserts, meals, and free wifi (password california). Besides the very friendly waiters, my favorite thing about the cafe is all the inspirational quotes they print on their placemats.
If you’ve never done this before / didn’t know it’s possible, do it!! Biking on the beach is AMAZING! No, you don’t sink into the sand if you are biking along the wet part, in between where the waves reach and dry sand… That was my first doubt too! Note though that ocean water (salt) […]
Here is a list of the hottest electronic clubs in Florianopolis. Also, head to the party prepared with my tips on Clubbing etiquette in Brazil… what to wear, when to go, and what to expect! P12 (Dayclub, 2pm-10pm, Jurerê Internacional) P12 is a BEAUTIFUL Dayclub located in the Posh area of Jurere Internacional, right next to […]
…just kidding, the clouds kind of give it away, it was cold and windy. We are going into Autumn here now in the South of Brazil! Residents for Florianópolis said to me though that in May, it will actually be warmer than April (so called phenomenon Veranico de Maio; little summer of May), before getting […]