Santa Catarina attractions

Top Choice Beach in Campeche

Praia do Campeche

The 3.5km Praia do Campeche is one of Floripa's five-star beaches, an absolute stunner of sun-kissed perfection with wind conditions lending themselves to fantastic surfing and kitesurfing. Desolate dunes and poundi…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Balneário Camboriú

Parque Unipraias

Camboriú's pride and joy is this six-hectare urban reserve. In addition to 500m of walking trails, the real coup is the amusements, which are sold separately or as a combo ticket: the bondinho, said to be the only t…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Joinville

Mirante de Joinville

To get a stupendous 360-degree panorama of Joinville and the Baía da Babitonga, head to the city's 250m-high viewpoint. The lookout, at the top of Morro de Boa Vista, is closed to private cars and accessible only by…
Top Choice Museum in Centro & the Mainland

Museu Histórico de Santa Catarina

Formerly the colonial governor’s palace, this gorgeous must-see building has ornate parquet floors and extravagant 19th-century ceilings.
Top Choice Viewpoint in Lagoa da Conceição

Mirante da Lagoa da Conceição

The postcard view of Lagoa da Conceição awaits at this must-stop lookout, which frames both sides of the lagoon, the dunes of Joaquina and beyond.
Beach in Praia Mole & Praia da Joaquina

Praia Mole

This is one of the East Island's best and most secluded beaches. It's hidden from SC-406 and accessed by a small trail. The northern end is very popular with the LGBT+ community.
Beach in Praia dos Ingleses & Praia do Santinho

Praia do Santinho

Santinho is the north island’s best surfing beach, acclaimed for its consistent waves and uncrowded conditions.
Museum in Joinville

Instituto Juarez Machado

Joinville's own Juarez Machado gets his due in this new museum dedicated to his fantastic realism and figuratism paintings. Machado, who divides his time between here, Rio and Paris, leaves the eyes out of his paint…
Nature Reserve in Armação

Parque Municipal Lagoa da Peri

Lesser known and less visited than Lagoa da Conceição, Parque Municipal Lagoa da Peri has wonderful opportunities for swimming and hiking (as well as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) in summer) and picnic …
Amusement Park in Santa Catarina

Beto Carrero World

Latin America's biggest amusement park. Attractions are divided among nine themed areas and include plenty of high-adrenaline roller coasters (such as the FireWhip, which reaches speeds of nearly 100km per hour) and…