WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT SOUTHERN BRAZIL
- Some of the best beaches in Brazil, Santa Catarina has over 500km of spectacular coastline.
- Great coast for surfing, Joaquina beach hosts surfing championships.
- During June to October hundreds of southern right whales return to the Santa Catarina coast to breed and calve.
- Serral Geral mountains offer great hiking and horse riding
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT SOUTHERN BRAZIL
Florianopolis with its cobbled streets and colonial architecture, is one of the main cities in southern Brazil and the state capital of Santa Catarina. It is located between the mainland and the vibrant Island of Santa Catalina.
The Atlantic Coast, in this part of Southern Brazil, is surprising lush and tropical and is a very popular beach destination in the summer months. The long coastline is varied offering deserted beaches, great surfing, snorkelling and diving. Off the coast is where the Southern Right Whales come to breed and calf between June and November.
Inland the Serra Geral mountains offer stunning scenery, lots of hiking and horse riding opportunities.
This region was colonised by the Europeans and therefore the locals can be tall, blond and blue eyed and there are annual European style festivals, like the Blumenau Oktoberfest.