Located in Southern Brazil, close to the trendy hotspot of Florianopolis, Vida sol e Mar is perched on a hillside overlooking a beautiful fresh water lagoon and the perfect surf beach.

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This eco-resort has rooms and villas to rent on the shores of Brazil's wild coastline. This rustic property is fantastic for families with it's activities and close beach bars. The beach of Praia do Rosa is home to a surf school, run by Rodrigo who will teach you how to master the waves, or you can just watch from the large sweeping crescent of sand. Other activities include riding, boat trips and use of the tennis courts.

Vida Sol E Mar is actually within a natural conservation area, but fear not, there's no need to rough it: amongst its lodgings are some gorgeous new villas sleeping 2-10, all a short walk from the beach. Built from local rocks, each one resembles something from the "Flintstones" but inside they're far from primitive. All are stylishly designed with well chosen personal furnishings, mod cons and great views of the ocean.

As well as all this Vida E Sol Mar is renowned as one of the best whale watching places in a South America, along with its rustic but stylish accommodation, this eco-resort is just the ticket for active types, nature lovers and families.

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Southern Brazil

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