Find yourself wandering around Brazil following the conclusion of the 2014 World Cup, or planning a visit in the months ahead? If you are, and you love a good party like we do, then you need to include the island paradise of Florianopolis into your travel plans. While places like Rio and Salvador know how to put on an epic celebration, the increasingly crowded nature of these centers makes it hard to envision them as a paradise per se.
However, the island that Florianopolis has much more room to work with, and it is quite the happening place at night, making it an unmissable stop on your Brazilian tour of duty. Here’s what you got to look forward to in Floripa…!
Seize the day
During the daylight hours, Floripa plays its role as the surfing mecca of Brazil very well, as perfect breakers roll in at a consistent rate throughout the southern spring and fall. Parasailing, SCUBA diving and trekking are also widely available across the island. If all you have the ambition for during the day is to lie on a picturesque beach, you have your choice of 42, ranging from highly social and well trafficked, to ones well off the beaten track and deserted.
Party hard all night long
Once you have finished playing in the gorgeous outdoor environments of Florianopolis, a diverse assortment of nightlife experiences await you after dark here. If you wish to let the experts take care of everything, going on a tour of the best in Floripa nightlife with Party Bus Brazil will prove to be a wise decision. Not only will your destinations be top notch, getting there will be half the fun, as a DJ booth and bar are located on the bus, keeping you moving and well lubricated between bar stops.
Surfers tend to gather at Cachaçaria da Ilha after the sun slips below the horizon, local students pack Latitude 27 on select nights, and the club kids will eat up Circuit, as its top shelf light and sound system keep them rocking all night long.
If you prefer the same sex, Florianopolis is an amazing place, with bars and clubs like Concorde Danceteria, Floribar Café Lounge, and Sins Pub serving the LGBT crowd with open and welcoming arms.
Where to lay your head
There are no shortage of accommodations in in Florianopolis, but much of it is dodgy to be perfectly honest. There are great places to lay your head if you look around, but if you’d rather have our recommendation, the Barra Beach Club Oceanfront Hostel is a great option for those looking for a social atmosphere set on the ocean away from the hustle and bustle of the street. If you’d prefer a hotel, the Joaquina Beach Hotel will only set you back $100 USD in high season for a single room, and it’s right on the beach!