Welcome to Praia do Rosa
Santa Catarina’s swankiest seaside destination, Praia do Rosa, is about 15km south of Garopaba. The beach here, all 3km of it, is the stuff of models and photo shoots. It's one of Brazil's storybook destinations, backed by small sand dunes and flanked by outcrops of lush Mata Atlântica. Besides the stunning beach, Rosa has two things going for it: a cultured, eco-conscious population and waves. It was the latter that propelled the town, which sits high on a bluff above the beach, from a modest fishing hamlet in the ’70s to one of Brazil's most sophisticated surf villages.
In winter, the bay becomes a breeding ground for southern right whales, and mothers and calves can be seen from the beach.