Barra da Lagoa, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina

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Santa Catarina

Life’s a beach – at least in sunny Santa Catarina, which has 348 miles (560km) of spectacular coastline. If you like your beach deserted, there is a spot of sand for you in the south of Ilha de Santa Catarina. If you prefer a party scene, head further north on that same island. If you’re all about big surf, it's up in Guarda do Embaú and Praia do Rosa, two absolutely stunning surf villages south of Florianópolis.


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