Local information

Florianópolis has some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. There are dozens of them on the Island of Santa Catarina, where the capital Florianópolis is, and in the neighboring municipalities. All enchanting, surrounded by dunes, sandbanks or hills covered with Atlantic Rainforest, with calm waters for children or good waves for surfers, in exalted watering places or in small communities of fishermen. It is difficult to decide which of them is the most charming.

In Florianópolis and surrounding cities (Grande Florianópolis in Portuguese), the legacy of the colonizers is not only present in centenary museums, churches, palaces and forts. The historical heritage of the 13 towns which form the region is respectable and includes works listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). There are bucolic places as Santo Antônio de Lisboa and Ribeirão da Ilha, villages of Azorean origin located in Florianópolis, where it is still possible to feel the peacefulness of former times while savoring the freshest seafood. While in the municipalities of Anitápolis, São Bonifácio and Antônio Carlos, you will find traces of German colonization in the regional cuisine and customs

Majestic Palace Hotel is located just one block from a Shopping Mall, where it can be found several restaurants, ATMs and an exchange house. In general, Shopping Malls are daily open, from 10AM to 9PM, and ordinary commerce is open from 8AM to 6PM, from Monday to Saturday.

The electric voltage in Florianópolis is 220 Volts, 60 Hertz, with plugs having two or three rounded pins (types C and N). For further details on the power plug please visit

A complete guide of Florianopolis may be found at and

Florianopolis is NOT included in the YELLOW FEVER vaccination recommendation area (AVCR)


By Bus - there is a public bus system in Florianopolis, but it is not the most intuitive or easiest bus system to use. The system is set up as a series of nine hubs, one hub per major neighborhood in Florianópolis.

By Taxi and Ridesharing - taxis and ridesharing companies (such as Uber) are probably the best way to get around. Taxi and Uber drivers in Florianópolis are honest and dependable. From the airport to the conference hotel, the price by UBER is between 25 and 35 BRL and by taxi is between 40 and 50BRL.

Visa Information

Brazil adopts a policy of reciprocity regarding visas. This means that nationals of countries that require visas for Brazilian citizens will need a visa to travel to Brazil. To find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil click here

Tourist visas can be granted for those traveling for tourism or to artistic competitions, sports competitions, conferences, seminars or meetings, among other purposes - provided there is no payment or remuneration of any type.

In general, a visa is not required (for Tourist/30-90 days) for citizens of European Union countries, most South America countries, Mexico, South Korea, Israel and others. A visa is required for citizens of USA, Canada, Australia, most countries in Asia, Africa and Oceania and others. Visa requirements change very often, therefore, please, check with the proper consular authorities for current information, or click here

To issue an Invitation Letter for Visa purposes, after the Registration send the following information to : Complete name, passport number and nationality

Touristic Information about Florianópolis

Travel and Tourism Agencies

LoveTur Agência de Viagens e Turismo

Provided services: sale of airline tickets, insurance, car rental, hotel reservations, package tours

Languages: Portuguese / English / German

Açoriana Turismo

Provided services: hotel reservations, package tours, transfers

Languages: Portuguese / English

Jo Cintra Eventos

Provided services: tourist services

Languages: Portuguese / English