Things to Do in Florianopolis
One of Florianopolis’ coolest towns is located just over the hill from the downtown area. Conceicao Lagoon (Lagoa da Conceição) is the Island of Magic’s hip district, and boasts a collection of trendy bars and restaurants nestled around the large lagoon. The area is also known for its jungle trekking, sand dunes, and many nearby beaches.
Located on the eastern side of Brazil’s Santa Catarina Island, Projeto Tamar Florianópolis is conservation center dedicated to protecting the region’s different species of sea turtles from the destructive effects of commercial fishing. Guided tours show visitors how the project protects sea turtles in Brazil.
Home to more than 100 animals from 70 different species, Brusque Zoo Botanical Park (Parque Zoobotanico de Brusque) is a family-friendly attraction that gives you the chance to spot a number of endangered species, many of which have been rescued from illegal trafficking or mistreatment.
Situated on Santa Catarina Island, just outside the Brazilian city of Florianópolis, Aqua Show Park offers an entertaining day out for all ages. The outdoor water park complex covers 7.4 acres (30,000 square meters), is surrounded by native forest, and offers a variety of pools, rides, and games.
Whether you want to get your adrenaline pumping on a high-speed water slide, cool off beneath an artificial waterfall, or fly through the air on a giant swing, Cascaneia Water Park (Parque Aquático Cascanéia)—Catarina’s largest water park—has something to suit the whole family.