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Matadeiro beach

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Address: Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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USD 50.00*
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Tour to the South Beaches of Florianópolis
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USD 150.00*
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Private Day Tour: Florianópolis Island with Professional Pictures

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gorgeous safe beach

We spent a lot of time on this beach. The simple beach cafes were friendly and welcoming and the fried calamari excellent. the beach was clean and quiet, the sea at the far end... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
1sally1234
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a lot of time on this beach. The simple beach cafes were friendly and welcoming and the fried calamari excellent. the beach was clean and quiet, the sea at the far end was safe and quiet hough the rest of the beach was also quiet the sea was full of surfers providing full-time entertainment.

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Kopasker, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

As many other beaches in Florianópolis this one is pretty good! Close to the start of Lagoinha do Leste hiking there are some houses to rent and you can only access on foot, but you would have privacity and great views! The beach is pretty clean, the sand track is large and with good structure of snack bars and stores.... More 

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Thank GreiceMalhstedt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Just across from Armação beach, things get even more natural and splendorous. Don't miss the "mini-island" in the way, with all its green fields.

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Thank Anna Barbara M
Florianopolis, SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

really nice surf beach. there are bars and restaurants right in front of the beach. you need to take buses to go there..around 2 hours form lagoa or the centre of florianopolis

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Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

It is not very easy to get to Matadeiro Beach, but the place worth a visit. It is lovely small beach surrounded by nature. Early visit is better than late one

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Thank Leogarin
Curitiba, Brasil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Very nice beach, very calm, some restaurants and bars. The landscape is amazing. For those who loves the little fisherman boats will love that. It was my first time there and i want to go back. The water was not so cold as the normal one in that side of the island.

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Thank Fabio_Trevisan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

a beautiful landscape, nice sea to swim and during the season is a bit less crowded than the north of the island. There is only one restaurant which isn't open off season.

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Thank Ana M
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

We stayed nearby at Praia do Armacao for two weeks, and went several times to the Bar Mergulhao at the far end of the Praia do Matadeiro. The beach is beautiful with white sand and big waves (and its got surf lifesavers). You have to walk over a little track from Armacao - not a difficult track, but it means... More 

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Thank Rosiethebear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

To get to this beach you cross a footbridge and walk along some rocks and then you are in a little cove of heaven. At the southern end is another path past some houses and then over the hill to a more hidden beach. It's all quite lovely. Go with your lover.

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Thank M R K
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

A singular beach on the south side of Florianópolis island, with some rocks on the beach, a litle rivermouth on the left end and really good waves Matadeiro is one of the most popular and knowed as one of the five most beautiful beachies in Florianópolis Island. There is no car access to Matadeiro the only is crossing the bridge... More 

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