Santa Catarina

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About Santa Catarina

The Brazilian state of Santa Catarina is fringed by 560kms of tropical beach paradise. The best places to stay in Santa Catarina are geared towards relaxing and romance.

There are deserted beaches to the south with party beaches and surf beaches to the north. So the best places really depend on the kind of beach paradise you’re looking for. Santa Catarian is also home to some incredible nature parks and ancient forests. And there are islands, wonderful old houses and pretty towns and some impressive museums. So there’s plenty to do.

What not to miss

  • Explore the ancient forest and natural parks
  • Relax on some the idyllic beaches along the coastline

But what links all the best holidays in the region, and all the best places to stay in Santa Catarina, are those wonderful, wonderful beach views.

The best places to stay in Santa Catarina

To Relax

  • The Felissimo Exclusive Hotel is understated luxury at its best, contemporary and well designed interior decor and with a stunning outdoor pool, 

To Escape

  • The Vida Sol E Mar is a wonderfully modern eco paradise. The condo style accommodation with floor to ceiling windows has wonderful views over the incredible tropical beach. Ideal for families or nature lovers who also appreciate a private hot tub.

For Romance

  • Ponta dos Ganchos is an idyllic beach resort with huge and luxurious cabana accommodation. There’s a private beach, plus private pools and hot tubs and an excellent spa and health club. There’s also a great restaurant. And dreamy, dreamy views.

For an apartment or villa

  • If you've decided that a self catering property would be more suitable for your holiday, then we recommend you visit our online booking partner Booking.com where they have a wide selection for all tastes and budgets.

Travel Information

  • You can fly domestically to Navegantes from Sau Paulo, and it takes around an hour. from Sau Paulo you connect to the wider region and world.
  • Between November and March are when temperatures are at their peak, around 25-30 degrees.
  • If you plan to hire a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars for the best prices.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Santa Catarina

  • Pousada Ilha do Papagaio 20 rooms from £79

    Pinheira, Santa Catarina

    This hotel offers chalet accommodation beside Praia do Sonho on Papagaio Island, Brazil. Rooms are bright and airy featuring sea views, rich linens and local artwork; choose a luxury suite for a balcony and jacuzzi. Book a kayak excursion before dinner at the restaurant; a chic island getaway.

    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the relaxed atmosphere at this tranquil island getaway; book a luxury suite for a private jacuzzi
    Local exploring  -  With a privileged coastal location, this hotel makes a perfect base for local exploring on Ilha do Papagaio
    Beach Life  -  With access to a private beach from the hotel, choose this pousada for an exclusive seaside getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Naufragados Cannon, a historic, landmark cannon close to the hotel
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  • Vida Sol E Mar from £117

    Brazil, Santa Catarina

    A beautiful beach resort. Eco condo-style villas have floor to ceiling glass with beach views, private hot tubs, all the mod cons and kitchens. An ideal spot for families, surfers, or those who like nature.

    Eco break
    Groups
    Families
    Beach Life
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Quinta do Bucanero 12 rooms from £119

    Imbituba, Santa Catarina

    This hotel is located opposite the beautiful bay of Praia do Rosa, Brazil. Choose from suites or private apartments with classic interiors and luxury touches, from Egyptian cotton sheets to Natura Ekos toiletries; book a premium room for a jacuzzi. Dine in the bistro before a sauna; a relaxing stay.

    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the relaxed atmosphere at this adults-only hotel; book a luxury suite for a private jacuzzi
    Beach Life  -  With panoramic sea views and easy access to the coast, this hotel makes a great base for a beach break
    Local exploring  -  With a privileged location close to Lagoa do Meio Lagoon, there is lots to explore local to the hotel
    Great walks  -  On the north and south ends of Praia do Rosa there are two headlands with marked trails which will give you the best views
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  • Quinta das Videiras 11 rooms from £165

    Florianópolis, Santa Catarina

    This charming boutique hotel is located in a 19th-century property in Florianópolis, Brazil. Rooms are traditionally dressed, featuring 200-thread count sheets and vintage-style furnishings; book the loft suite for a private roof terrace and pool. Dine at the stylish bistro; a chic lakeside retreat.

    Local exploring  -  Located within walking distance of the Lagoa da Conceição Boulevard, this hotel is perfectly placed for exploring locally
    Beach Life  -  Located close to a number of pretty beaches on Lagoa da Conceição, this hotel makes a great base for a beach break
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the hotel's plush, Egyptian cotton sheets; book a luxury suite for a romantic private jacuzzi
    Great walks  -  Plan a day out at the Rio Vermelho State Park, a nature reserve with lots of walking trails and a variety of flora and fauna
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Felissimo Exclusive Hotel 10 rooms from £200

    Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina

    A secluded boutique hotel providing the upmost in understated luxury. Boho-chic suites are all white-washed walls, rustic wooden floors, crisp white linen and glorious bathrooms. Featuring a stunning pool, a superb bistro and set just 500m from the nearest beach. An utterly spoiling stay.

    Coastal  -  A secluded property just minutes from a stunning beach.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Design Hotels
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  • Ponta dos Ganchos from £389

    Santa Catarina

    Utterly dreamy beach paradise. Enormous luxury cabanas with private pools, hot tubs, balconies, all the mod cons. Excellent spa, health club, fantastic restaurant, private beach, and attentive service. Ideal for honeymoons and romantic breaks.

    Honeymoons
    Romantic Break
    Beach Life
    Luxury
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Relais & Chateaux, Kiwi Collection
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  • Rio do Rastro Eco Resort 19 rooms from £385

    Bom Jardim da Serra, Santa Catarina

    This eco-lodge overlooks the canyon of Serra do Rio do Rastro in Bom Jardim da Serra, Brazil. Cosy private lodges feature a fireplace, plush throws and a balcony with a hammock; book the guest house for living space and a whirlpool. Dine at the gourmet hotel restaurant; a refined mountain getaway.

    Local exploring  -  This lodge is perfectly placed for local exploring in the countryside leading up the beautiful Serra do Rastro
    Country Escape  -  With a breathtaking setting overlooking the mountains, choose this hotel for a unique nature retreat
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the views from this charming eco lodge; book a luxury chalet for a private whirpool
    Great walks  -  Go on a walking tour and discover the beauty of the natural landscape on the mountain
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