Florianopolis


For many reasons, Florianópolis is the featured destination of Gringo Samba Tours. This pristine city on the island of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil has been voted by Conde Nast as the Friendliest City in the World, has one of the highest qualities of living in Brazil and has often been voted recently the place in Brazil that most Brazilians would like to live. Its increased popularity has seen it rise to become the #4 international tourist destination in Brazil yet remains a pristine and breathtaking collection of beaches, trails, watersports, and natural beauty.

With seasonal temperature variations similar to northern Florida and its location in the southern hemisphere, Florianópolis is best to visit between November and May – it is a great getaway destination to escape from the cold U.S. winter! Highlights for visitors include a wide variety of unspoiled beaches, hiking, learning to surf (one of the world’s best locations for first-timers), boat tours, seafood (especially shrimp and oysters), and some small historical towns that preserve their Colonial Portuguese architecture and heritage.

We have lived on this island for many years and have an “insider” knowledge of the beaches, trails, activities, dining, and lodging as well as logistics (especially important during the high season). We can help you plan the specific activities your group is interested in with personalized daily guided accompaniment to put you at ease and let you relax and best enjoy your time in Brazil. We know a wide variety of locations, restaurants, and activities well off the beaten path and look forward to sharing our expertise and reservation and tour guide services with you to help you to also experience Florianópolis as an insider for a vacation you will never forget!

All-inclusive tours begin at $2,900 per person per week and include everything except international airfare to and from Brazil.  Please contact us for more information.