it is very popular with tourists, Ingleses maintains
the traditions of its Azorean settlers. During the summer,
it is the resort with the second largest concentration
of Argentine tourists, second only to Canasvieiras.
In winter, mullet fishing, religious festivals and folklore
performances express the "manezinho" culture.
beach is the main tourist spot in the area. Nearly five
kilometers long, the narrow strip of sand is washed
by the open sea with blue waters and moderate waves.
In summer, the average water temperature is 22ºC guaranteeing
a pleasant swim. The waves never get too large but there
are days when they are good for surfing. In colder months,
schools of fish swim up the coast in search of warmer
waters than those in Rio Grande do Sul in order to spawn,
making fishing the main activity of Ingleses' traditional
The dunes that separate Ingleses from Santinho are another
natural attraction that shouldn't be missed. Sand-boarding
is practiced there, a sport created in Florianopolis
that consists of descending the dunes on a board, performing
stunts or just enjoying the ride. All it takes is good
balance and a rented board. Those who want a different
excursion can walk over four kilometers of dunes. Just
don't forget a water bottle.
Ingleses has a variety of options in food, lodging and
services. Most establishments have attendants who speak
Azoreans migrated to the city from 1747 - 1756, the
difficult access to the furthest points of the island
led the government to decentralize power and divide
the Island into communities that later gave origin to
districts. Ingleses was part of the São João Batista
Community of Rio Vermelho, founded in 1831. The beach's
name came from a ship that ran aground there. There
are two hypotheses concerning the ship's destination.
The first says it ran aground but was able to continue
its course, leaving some crew members on the Island.
The other says it was shipwrecked.
For Argentine tourists:
the months of December and February the Argentine Consulate
also operates in Florianópolis.
Address: Avenida Rio Branco, 387, 5th floor, downtown.