The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
The beaches are the main draw here. Perequê is the largest one, and you'll want to take the time to explore it. Open to the sea, it is great for sunning, swimming, and water sports of all sorts. Needless to say, anyone visiting Porto Belo should bring a swimsuit.
- Camboriu is famous for the cable car that links the two beaches of Balneário Camboriú and Laranjeiras. Board the cable car at the Barra Sul Cable Car Station for a short ride up to the Atlantic Forest Station. After a guided 1-mile walk along one of the ecological trails, you will continue riding the cable car to the Laranjeiras Station. Enjoy some free time at the beach before boarding the Cable Car to return to the Barra Sul Station.
- Florianopolis is a cosmopolitan city that boasts a unique blend of ancient and modern architectural work. The city is known for its natural beauty and picturesque landscapes. It is composed of one main island – the island of Santa Catalina – that is connected to the continent by three bridges.
- Travel along the scenic bank of the Itaja Aiu River to the city of Blumenau. Here, you can visit the Colonial Family Museum, the Crystal Museum and a nearby glass-blowing factory.
Make sure to sample Cachaša, a unique Brazilian spirit. Cachaša is a strong, 80-proof liquor distilled from sugarcane and aged for one year. Try it in a caipirinha, made with Cachaša, crushed limes, sugar and ice. The result is a sweet, tangy, potent cocktail that is fast becoming popular around the world.
Shopping for Bargains
While it's not known as a shopping destination, Porto Belo does feature a string of beachfront shops with art, bikinis and locally made jewelry. It can be a fun way to spend an hour or two out of the sun if you grow tired of the beach.
Brazil's currency is the Brazilian real (BRL). Most stores will accept credit cards; however, traveler's checks are not usually accepted. You may get a discount if you pay with cash.
Weather in Portobelo, Brazil
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