Top things to do

Top Choice Hot Air Ballooning in Torres

Festival Internacional de Balonismo

Every April Torres hosts a hot-air balloon festival, a spectacular sight.
Top Choice Bar in Torres

The Nicolas Pub

If you've just crossed the border into Rio Grande do Sul, this upscale pub is the perfect spot to dive into the gaúcho craft beer scene. Twelve taps await, along with an inviting patio with Prainha views and sheepsk…
Seafood in Torres

Cantinho do Pescador

This always-packed, partly open-air seafood stop does a commendable job with local fish at the Praia dos Molhes end of town, with panoramic Rio Mampituba views. The crab in its own shell (siri na casca; R$19.50) is …
Brazilian in Torres

Taberna Bistrô

This smart bistro puts in a bit more effort than most – especially where service is concerned – and has a good choice of steak, fish and pasta dishes in a pretty location across from the lagoon. The filet with black…
Cafe in Torres

Monsieur Café

Full of Torres charm, the welcoming patio of this cafe sits just off the lagoon a few blocks back from Prainha. There's fine espresso, tea and pão de queijo (tapioca cheese bread) pressed panini – and an absolutely …
Nature Reserve in Torres

Parque Estadual da Guarita

The gardens of the 350-hectare Parque Guarita, 2km south of Av Beira Mar, make for a gorgeous natural setting, while the nearby beach of the same name is considered the most beautiful in Torres.