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 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

  • 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
    Beach Life
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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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.

    Romantic Break
    Beach Life
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Relais & Chateaux, Kiwi Collection
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