Dream Island Escapes

Craving an island vacation? Get inspired by these exotic destinations.

Beautiful Brazil

Head to warm and sunny Florianópolis, the land of cozy oyster bars, hidden lagoons, and epic parties on the beach.

Beautiful Brazil: Around Town
Photo: Ricardo Ribas

Around Town

A good way to get a feel for the many faces of Floripa is to start in the downtown area, the historic and administrative hub of the city at the island's westernmost point, and work your way either north to Jurerê Beach or south to the quieter fishing villages.

Downtown's vibe lies somewhere between an upscale Caribbean island and Miami's South Beach: Gleaming high-rise apartment buildings line the waterfront, while the historic old town is leafy and languid, dotted with parks where residents play chess under the trees. Stylish urbanites shop for artisanal produce and congregate inside tiny, convivial wine bars at the Mercado Público Municipal (left), an ornate Colonial-era covered marketplace.

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