About Florianopolis

Let's have a look around into background of Florianopolis

Let’s have a look around into the background of Florianópolis

  • Region: Santa Catarina
  • Country: Brazil
  • Latitude: -27.5953778
  • Longitude: -48.5480499
  • Time zone: America/Sao_Paulo
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -2 hours

Weather in Florianopolis

  • Climate: Warm humid subtropical climate
  • Best Time to Visit: December to March


Florianópolis is the capital and second largest city of the state of Santa Catarina which is located in the South region of Brazil. It is made up of one main island, Santa Catarina Island, a continental part and surrounding small islands. It is the second most populous city in the state (after Joinville) and the 47th in Brazil.

It has the country's third highest Human Development Index score among all Brazilian cities. In fact, it is one of the safest cities in Brazil. The economy of the city flourishes on information technology, tourism and services. It’s a great destination for tourists as it has 60 beaches and a heaven for surfing enthusiasts.

Distance from Florianopolis center to Airport

  • Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport
  • Driving Distance: 8 miles / 13 km
  • Driving Time: 12 minutes
  • Languages: Portuguese followed By Spanish and English

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport
  • Road: Bus- Rita Maria Bus Terminal

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% service fee added to the Bill, no tips given separately

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: R$5 to R$10
  • Housekeeper: R$5 to R$10
  • Concierge: R$5 to R$10

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: R$2 to R$5

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Sao Jose
  • Blumenau
  • Joinville

Emergency Contact Numbers in Florianopolis city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 193/ 194/ 192
  • Airport: Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport [ +55 48 3331-4000 ]
  • Hospital: Hospital Florianópolis [ +55 48 3271-1500 ]


Let’s step into the extensive list of To Do’s in Florianópolis.

  • Carnival in Florianópolis
  • Christmas in Florianópolis
  • Feira Nacional da Ostra - Fenaostra

Tourist Attractions

  • Mole Beach
  • Palacio Cruz e Sousa
  • Victor Meirelles Museum

Theatre & Concerts

  • Integrated Cultural Center (CIC)
  • Teatro Governador Pedro Ivo
  • Jurerê Classic Auditorium

Visit Top Restaurants in Florianopolis

  • Restaurante Meu Cantinho
  • Antonio's Restaurante
  • Taberna Ibérica

Top Shopping Centers in Florianopolis

  • Beiramar Shopping
  • Jurerê Open Shopping
  • Iguatemi Florianópolis

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Santa Catarina Art Museum
  • Helena Fretta Art Gallery
  • Florianópolis Botanical Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Shrimp Risotto - Restaurante Meu Cantinho
  • Lagareiro with potato - Marisqueira Sintra
  • Codfish balls - Taberna Ibérica

Sports Club

  • Avaí Futebol Clube- Football Club
  • Lagoon Yacht Club - LIC
  • Costão Golf Club

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 11.50 R$ / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: 4.60 R$ (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 2,633.33 R$
  • Cheap meal: 20.00 R$
  • Gasoline: 3.76 R$ / liter
  • 3 course meal: 100.00 R$