A hike, a swim, a boat ride — this full-day Florianópolis tour is a total outdoor adventure. You’re heading to a corner of the island that’s only accessible by trail or water, where fishing villages, a waterfall, and a fresh seafood lunch await!
For your Florianópolis tour, we’ll walk from Lagoa da Conceição to the nearby neighbourhood of Canto de Araçás — our starting point for the hike out to the village of Costa de Lagoa. This historic fishing town is only accessible by trail or boat, and to this day still preserves the culture of the first settlers to the island.
Along the walk, we’ll pass the Ratones community, which has been inhabited since the 17th century, and other villages that were colonised by the Azoreans. Today, you’ll still find traces of Azore culture, in the food, fishing practices, and artisanal crafts.
You’ll stop for a simple, locally sourced lunch at one of the best restaurants on the coast, where you’ll dine on fish, seafood, rice, tomato soup, and salad — all the restaurant’s top sellers, of course.
Back onto the trail, we’ll wander past ruins of mills and houses dating back to the 18th century, following in the footsteps of the original adventurers who settled on Florianópolis.
We’ll then stop at the pretty waterfall of Costa da Lagoa, where you can dive in for a swim — perfect for burning off that delicious lunch!
Exhausted from our day, we’ll give our feet a rest and board a boat back to Lagoa da Conceição.