Top things to do in South Island

Top Choice Seafood in Ribeirão da Ilha


Atmospheric tables line the glass-enclosed deck at this incredibly cinematic seafood restaurant. You can slurp oysters served over a dozen ways, but don't fill up on those – the outstanding and incredibly presented …
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 Seafood in Pântano do Sul & Costa de Dentro

Bar do Arante

The rustic seafood shack Arante has become an island institution, its walls covered with poetry and artwork that patrons have added over the years. Massive servings of fish and shrimp dishes often are coming straigh…
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 …
Church in Ribeirão da Ilha

Igreja NS da Lapa do Riberão

Dating back to 1806, this intimate baroque-inspired church was restored on order from Emperor Dom Pedro II himself, who visited in 1845 and coughed up R$400,000 to get the job done. The ceiling is adorned with paint…
Seafood in Campeche

Zeca Restaurante

Zeca is the best of the simple seafood restaurants at the entrance to Campeche Beach. It's a fine spot for chasing freshly grilled fish or breaded shrimp with ice-cold beer while kicking back and watching the surfer…
Cafe in Ribeirão da Ilha

Tens Tempo Café

This quaint cafe, across the street from Ostradamus, is a charming stop for a glass of wine, a lazy coffee or a sweet Portuguese treat.
Buffet in Armação

Nutri Lanches

Nutri Lanches is a dependable stop for healthy-leaning sandwiches, salads and pastries. The lunchtime buffet is a fantastic array of homemade goodness.