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SANTA CATARINA - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel
Santa Catarina State in Brazil is a premiere coastal destination in Southern Brazil (between the state of Rio Grande do Sul and Parana. The state boats of 42 pristine beaches spread across 107 miles of the coast and fabulous mountainous landscape. The capital of the state is Florianopolis (set between Porto Alegre and Sao Paolo) and it has been a tourist hotspot for many decades not just because of the beaches, but also because of the vibrant nightlife, and the European valley ambiance of the city - there are Austrian, German, and Italian migrant communities here where there are colonial structures and cobblestone streets that evoke a mini Europe town feel. They are even known to have the biggest Oktoberbest celebrations outside of Germany. The Ademir Rosa and Alvaro de Carvalho theatres are great places to experience the local culture while nightlife hotspots around Lagoa da Conceicao offer many bars, live music entertainment, and nightclubs.
Natural wonders like rolling hills, sand dunes, two lakes, cascading waterfalls, and towering cliffs allow for a myriad of thrilling outdoor activities like rock climbing, paragliding, sand-boarding, river rafting, kite surfing, mountain biking, jet skiing, scuba diving, whale watching, sailing, and so much more. The sub tropical in Santa Catarina brings humid and warm days for most part of the year. The best time to visit is during Jun-Nov when there are more opportunities to see whales and when the average temperature is around 70-75°F.
Florianopolis International airport is just 12 km from the town centre and it caters to domestic flights from Rio and Sao Paolo as well as some international flights
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