The Southern coast of Brazil has an abundance of white sand beaches and emerald seas to soak up while on holiday, encased by endless green mountains and lush forestry. With 560km of beaches in Santa Caterina alone, the area boasts spectacular surfing.
The diverse landscape of southern Brazil also allows for a multitude of other activities, including hiking in the cooler Serra Geral Mountains, diving, fishing, sailing and paragliding. On the other hand, it is the perfect place to do absolutely nothing except soak up the rays and relax.
Head south from Rio to the coastline around the city of Florianopolis (known as Floripa) for surfing hotspots, (yet more) beautiful people, and whale watching. We have handpicked our favourite hotels to ensure that all of the above is possible, as well as having a few restaurants up our sleeve that we know serve some of the best seafood around.