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Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, Green Mountain Pousada in Florianopolis is an ideal base for your local holiday outings or for sightseeing trips in the region. You'll also find all the peace and quiet you need to escape from the usual pressures of life.

 

Florianopolis island is one of the most visited places in Brazil by tourists from around the world. It is rich in culture and natural beauty and is famous for its stunning beaches.  Here is a selection of some of our favourite things to do on the island:

 

Beaches

We are ideally located a short distance from some of the best surfing beaches in Florianopolis - Barra da Lagoa, Joaquina, Praia Mole and Praia do Mocambique.  Not only are they famous for their waves, but they also offer a great atmosphere with places to eat, markets and bars.  Don't miss the walking trail along the coast of Costao Santinho to see prehistoric rock paintings by some of the earliest inhabitants of the island.

 

Places to visit

Visit Parque Ecological, a short drive on the way to Costa da Lagoa, where you can see rescued native animals or the sea turtles at Projeto Tamar in Barra da Lagoa, which has been set up to help protect the creatures from extinction along the Brazilian coastline.  Take a boat trip across Lagoa de Conceicao to Costa da Lagoa to see the waterfall and eat at one of the many restaurants along the shoreline. Immerse yourself in history at Sao Jose fortress or Santo Antonio de Lisboa, one of the first settlements founded by Azorean immigrants on the island.

 

Activities

With temperatures perfect for being outdoors all year round, Florianopolis offers a host of sports to keep you entertained. The dunes at Joaquina offer sandboarding, the hills above Lagoa de Conceicao give stunning views for paragliding and the lagoon itself offers kayaking, kitesurfing and stand-up paddle.  There are many walking trails across the island that suit beginners to advanced hikers.  Not to mention surfing!

 

Shopping

The public market in the centre of Florianopolis, built in 1898, sells all kinds of food, goods and local handicrafts and the surrounding streets are crammed full of shops.  Too hot outside?  Head to Beira Mar shopping centre, Florianopolis Shopping Centre or Iguatemi shopping centre (for the cinema).

Any questions? Let us provide you with the local tips and information!  

2 Serv. Tomaz Jose Oliveira  

Rio Vermelho

Florianopolis 88060427

Brasil

T: +55 (48) 3269 7690

E: reservas@greenmountainpousada.com

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