from downtown: 27 km
Distance from the airport: 39 km
Beaches nearby: Jurerê, Cachoeira do Bom Jesus,
Ponta das Canas and Praia Brava.
the Azoreans founded the settlement of São Francisco
de Paula das Cana Vieiras in 1754, they probably never
imagined it would become one of the busiest places
Natural beauty, complete facilities and bilingual
customer service at most establishments makes Canasvieiras
the favorite resort for Latin American tourists in
Florianópolis. It is also the most popular destination
of many Brazilians.
in the northern portion of Santa Catarina Island,
the beach of just over 2 km looks out to the Island
of Francês and is one of the leading resorts in Southern
blue-green, waters have few waves and temperatures
between 23ºC and 26ºC in the summer. The strip of
fine white sand is narrow and on the hottest days
it's best to arrive early to secure a spot. There
are beach chairs, kayaks and other items for rent.
Leisure options for the entire family include: banana-boat,
schooner and diving excursions. There are areas for
soccer, volleyball and paddleball, as well as a playground
center of the village is like a small city. It has
a police station, public health clinic, a 24-hour
supermarket, a strip mall, car rentals, banks, post
office and travel agencies. For those who want to
enjoy themselves without stepping on the sand, there
is a bingo hall in the summer.
Canasvieiras offers steakhouses, pasta restaurants,
traditional local seafood, international cuisine,
snack bars, pastry shops and ice-cream parlors. During
the summer there is also a McDonald's kiosk.
are also many hotels in the village. Tourists can
choose from luxury hotels, pleasant bed and breakfasts
or private houses for rent. For the more thrifty,
there are hostels and camping areas.
night, there is no lack of entertainment: There are
a variety of bars and restaurants with live music
Useful information for Argentine tourists:
Address: Rua Germano Wendhausen, 273 - 1st floor -
Telephone: (0 xx 48) 3024-3035.