Top 10 Instagrammable Places In Florianopolis, Brazil

This article will guide you through the top Instagrammable places in Florianopolis. Don’t miss out photographing these beautiful spots in Florianopolis.

Top 10 Instagrammable places in Florianopolis Brazil

Florianópolis, the capital of Santa Catarina State in southern Brazil, is primarily on the 54 km long Santa Catarina Island. Known as “Floripa,” it’s a popular beach destination with 42 stunning beaches, hiking trails, and delicious food. With around 400,000 residents, it’s a paradise in southern Brazil. Floripa is home to the two largest public universities in the state and hosts the state government. It offers a youthful vibe with plenty of services amid breathtaking nature. This coastal city is a haven for surfers, sun-seekers, and anyone seeking a mix of natural beauty and city life.

1. Hercílio Luz Bridge

The Hercílio Luz Bridge is an old bridge that connects the island of Florianopolis to the main continent. The bridge is currently under construction and has been for quite some time.  To be honest, while the bridge is an impressive piece of architecture, it is not really worth the trip unless you are in the area. Adjacent to the bridge, there is a promenade scattered with outdoor gyms, incredible views, and seaside spots to relax. For us, this strip was more memorable than the bridge itself.

2. San Antonio de Lisboa
San Antonio de Lisboa in Florianópolis is a hidden romantic gem. It’s exceptionally beautiful, with charming pubs and restaurants along the coastal road. Strolling the cobblestone streets feels like a Mediterranean village. Sunset is the best time; the sky turns pink and orange, casting a warm glow on the boats in the sea. Perfect for a romantic evening.

3. Lagoinha Do Leste

The Lagoinha do Leste trail is a stunning hike to a great surf beach. It’s a challenging 45-minute hike with steep parts, especially if you carry a surfboard. Despite that, it’s one of the best days in Florianopolis. After surfing, we hiked to a nearby hill and had fun. Remember to bring water and snacks, as there are no shops nearby.

4. Joaquina Beach
This beach is renowned in the city for its powerful waves, making it a hub for major surfing competitions. Additionally, the surrounding area offers numerous dining options and bars, as well as a variety of hotels and resorts. For an authentic Brazilian experience, don’t miss the Joaca dunes, a place where you can try sandboarding, adding an adventurous twist to your visit.

5. Lagoa da Conceicao ( Conceicao Lagoon)
Lagoa da Conceição is famous for its beauty in Florianópolis and is like a postcard for the city. It’s right in the middle of the island, making it a top spot for visitors. People often go kayaking and enjoy water activities like windsurfing, kitesurfing, and stand-up paddles. If you like sandboarding, there are popular dunes to try. Plus, there are plenty of bars, restaurants, and live music, making it a hotspot for nightlife.

6. Gurita Walkaway

This free nature trail dates back to the 17th century and features ancient ruins and archaeological sites that create stunning landscapes. The best part is Peri’s Waterfall, a uniquely beautiful spot where people enjoy refreshing swims. Remember to wear waterproof shoes as there are streams, lagoons, and rivulets along the path!

7. Casa da Alfandega (Alfandega’s House)

This is a great spot for architecture enthusiasts. Alfandêga’s House is the finest example of neoclassical architecture in Florianópolis. It’s a hub for more than 400 artisans from various parts of the state, showcasing the region’s cultural diversity. This place is a cultural representation of local talent and a popular tourist attraction.


Floripa offers the best of both worlds, offering not only excellent beaches but also a thriving city center. There are plenty of hotels, shops, restaurants, and even a few museums to discover in the city, locally known as the Centro.

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