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Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina (Saint Catherine) is a state in southern Brazil. Its capital is Florianópolis, which mostly lies on the Santa Catarina Island. Neighbouring states are Rio Grande do Sul to the south and Paraná to the north. It is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west it borders the province of Misiones, Argentina. You can go on a dive trip, a rafting or kayaking experience through the Black Canyon, a hike or just relax in a nice retreat and enjoy the beaches around!

About Santa Catarina

Located in southern Brazil, Santa Catarina is a state with stunning scenery ranging from mountains and idyllic beaches. The capital Florianopolis, an island known for the combination of a modern city with colonial fortifications of the sixteenth century with quiet markets and parks and beaches that attract surfers from around the world.

Jurerê Beach is one of the most famous and has long, calm waves, white sand and clear waters, being perfect for swimming and sports. Divided into two regions (International Jurerê and Jurerê), the buzz is in charge of the place, which has become one of the largest resorts in Brazil.

Only 60km from Florianópolis is Bombinhas, a region made up of 29 beaches, four islands and two ecological parks. The setting is inviting to a quieter holiday and an encounter with nature. The city is located within the Atlantic Forest, with areas still preserved and untouched and there are several trails that arise lush landscapes. The more adventurous suggestion is to pick up the trail of the Zimbros Beach, on the right end, and move toward to Deserta, Cardoso, Vermelha and Triste beaches.

Balneário Camboriú is located in the north coast of Santa Catarina and is oneof the most popular destinations of the state. The city offers several spa options, yoga retreats and gyms and also has natural attractions like the Unipraias tourism complex, which has 85 thousand square meters and connects three of the most beautiful natural spots Camboriú : South Bar, Morro da Aguada and Orange Beach via 47 cable cars. The place has an environmental park with 60,000 m² in the Aguada Hill high offering beautiful trails and eco tours. The adventure park has two acrobatic tree climbing circuit with 120 meters long and 12 activities on suspended tracks each.

Santa Catarina is not only beaches. The state has the Catarinenses Hills, the coldest region of Brazil, registering zero temperatures often in the winter. The main attraction is the Serra do Rastro River, nestled in the mountains between Lauro Müller and Bom Jardim da Serra, with many forests and waterfalls, is one of the state's postcards. The region also has Pedra Furada, a natural formation of rocks 30 meters in circumference and the Bridal Veil waterfall, 62 meters high.

Natopia offers you a range of experiences to help you get the most of the natural wonders Santa Catarina has to offer. If you cannot find what you are looking for let us know and with our knowledge, connections, and access we will help you find the natural experiences that will make your trip to Santa Catarina something you will remember for a lifetime.