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Santa Catarina, the 2nd
southern state in Brazil is one of the most popular
holiday destination - even for Brazilians themselves
coming from all over the country.
Santa Catarina is known for its
amazing nature in form of beaches, palm hills and
waterfalls, but also for it's great parties and
festivals and a very high life quality in general.
The beaches are amazing all over
the Santa Catarina Coastline from North to South.
Everybody loving water and beach in some way should
find his or her ideal spot. There are family beaches
with low waves like
Enseiada beach at Sao Franciso do
Sul in the North of the country. Surfers find very
good waves in
Garopaba, which also turns into a
great party spot at the end of year holiday
There is one more special
Garopaba in the Brazilian winter
months from May to September. The
Right Southern Wale comes to the
Garopaba bay to raise their offspring. Boats go out
to see the whales from very close by almost daily.
The 18 meters long mammals truely are spectacular to
But there is more then beaches
and whales in Santa Catarina. The interior of the
state has to offer a lot. There are low mountains in
the South close to Rio Grande do Norte, the most
southern state of Brazil. You are lead through the
mountains by steep and 180°
serpentines which get lid at night.
Quite a stunning view..
Further from the middle to the
North of the state travellers find a very surprising
German influence. About half of the immigrants to
Santa Catarina were Germans. So in cities like
Blumenau or Pomerode you find a
lot of nice little German timbered houses. Also very
traditionally each bigger city in that region has
its German festival. The biggest one is hosted by
the biggest of the cities - Oktoberfest! in Blumeau.
The festival can easily compete with its big brother
in Munich. On weekend days there are up to 100,000
visitors per day and the party as it least as good.
German music, clothes + beer combined with Brazilian
people and party style.
The interior of the state has
even more to offer. There are stunning waterfalls
Corupa Waterfalls in the North of
the state about one hour away from the sea. The
falls consist of 14 different waterfalls along a low
mountain that you can climb up on 2 hours walk. The
humid and very warm conditions are also perfect host
too many tropical animals, some of them very
dangerous as the
Last but not least there is the
capital of course -
Florianopolis or just called
Floripa. Most part of the city lays on an Island.
Having water from all sides results in 42 different
beaches just in Floripa. Truly a splendid holiday
destination. Florianopolis is also the birthplace of
the famous tennis player and 3x French Open Winner
Enjoy Santa Catarina.
Santa Catarina Pictures