"Floripa", on Santa Catarina Island, is very popular in the summer when the temperature rises further north in Brazil. The ideal day out might start with gastronomic tastings at the Mercado Publico Municipal, with its 140 stalls. It would continue on one of the many beaches. For surfing, it's Praia Mole. A wild beach? More like the long Praia da Joaquina, with its large dunes where you can surf on a sandboard. If you want to go to a trendy beach club, you should go to the northern beaches of the island, towards Jurere. Turquoise waters? Take a 10 minute boat ride to Campeche Island! In the evening, Life becomes lively on the Lagoa da Conceição where you can enjoy freshly caught seafood and huge oysters.