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Opinions

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Florianópolis - Jureré Internacional beach - Krista photo

Florianópolis - small beach - g.k. photo

Practicals

Transport

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Florianapolis - ,, on line" ticket vendor - v.o. photo

Food

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Florionópolis - gluten- and lactose-free, functional (?) truffle cake

Shopping

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Florianapolis - the beach merchant seems to accept credit cards - g.k. photo

Public safety

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Florianópolis - policemen (guarda municipal) - g.m. photo

Background

Florinópolis - I am fine in Floripa - Krista photo

Destination in brief

Florianópolis is the capital city of Santa Catarina federal state of Brazil, in the south of the country.  The city is located mainly on an island called Santa Catarina (424 sq km/163 sq mi). The locals call the city "Floripa," meaning more accurately the island itself.

Population (in 2020): 504,000 - 90% are white, mostly of Italian, German, and Portuguese descent

Average net monthly salary (in 2020): 380 USD - (Brazil's average:340 USD) 

Among the most beautiful beaches in Brazil can be found here. Floripa is a trendy vacation destination in Brazil's domestic tourism. A lot of visitors come here from Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. Floripa is very popular among the surfers, as the conditions are ideal for surfing.

Climate

From December to March it is the summertime. The wettest month is September. The ideal month for a visit could be in April. Also pleasant: January, February, March, May, October, November, and December. June, August, September are cold, July around 10 C (50F).

Nowadays

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Florianópolis - Jureré Internacional beach - exchange of views - Krista photo

Florianópolis - beach scene - g.k. photo

Attractions

Beaches

Florianópolis - Joaquina beach - Krista photo

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