Lots of beaches, lots of sun, lots of health. Balneário Camboriú is synonymous to relaxation and fun, unforgettable holidays and weekends. Atmosphere of the big city at Praia Central, surfing at Praia dos Amores, excitement at Praia de Laranjeiras, tranquility at Estaleiro and Estaleirinho, naturism on Praia do Pinho, adventure at Parque Unipraias … Take your time to choose freely!
PROFILE OF THE CITY
Up until the early 1960s, the place was just quiet. You could go from one end to the other of the main beach sometimes without finding anyone. Oysters and shrimps fried in any rustic kiosk, only shade and fresh water. Today, Balneário Camboriú is one of the most bustling and trendiest cities of the Brazilian coast. Tourists from other southern cities and neighboring countries, mainly Chile and Argentina, double the number of inhabitants of the city during the summer.
And they all come to this piece of coast in search of carefree leisure, where safety, well-being and quality services are priorities of the governement, the hotel chain, bars and restaurants and service providers in general. Physical activity is always a highpoint, and along the entire length of the Praia Central, there are areas where, after six o’clock, gymnastics, soccer, foot volleyball, racquetball and the traditional boules can be practiced. All this, and also adventure sports and events like Mundialito de Fast Triathlon and the Mundial de Mountain Bike.
And to complete, the nightlife of Balneário Camboriú is one of the liveliest and its musical shows have international prestige.
A little more than 100 km from Balneário Camboriú, close to Joinville, you’ll find a jewel in the history of Santa Catarina. It is São Francisco do Sul, which, with 500 years of history, still preserves buildings from centuries past and today is part of the National Historical and Artistic Heritage.
Walking through the Historic Center, along the shore with about four hundred buildings from 1650 to 1720, is a true time travel. The Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Graça, built in 1699 with lime mortar, shells, sand and whale oil, and the Mercado Municipal, from 1900, are mandatory visits, along with the Forte Marechal Luz and the Estaleiro da Vila Glória.
The Museu Nacional do Mar, with more than sixty vessels and two hundred miniatures, tells the maritime history of Brazil and of the world.
São Francisco do Sul is also a Center for cultural manifestations, such as the Festa das Tradições da Ilha, with its groups of Boi de Mamão, the Festa Nacional dos Pescadores and the Festa do Camarão.
And the icing on the cake: very beautiful beaches and schooner rides along the Baía de Babitonga, which go by fourteen islands, with the right to make stops and dive in the ocean.