Places in The Mainland
North of Florianópolis
Varied and inviting, the beaches along the coast north of Florianópolis are both its blessing and its curse. The blessing is the crystalline waters and fine sand, not to mention the endless days of sun. The curse is the high-rise hotels and condominiums that are more prominent than the forested hillsides and rocky outposts.
While Joinville does not have the historic center (or the beer festival) of Blumenau, it does have its own claims to fame. It's the only city outside Moscow with a school of the Bolshoi Ballet, a coup that goes hand in hand with its annual dance festival (www.festivaldedanca.com.
Balneário Camboriú is considered a poor man’s Rio – indeed it boasts a giant Christ statue, beautiful beaches, hopping nightlife and a long stretch of skyscraper-lined sand that suspiciously mirrors Copacabana right down to its name – Av Atlântica – all for for a fraction of Copacabana prices.
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