from the center: 20 km.
Distance from airport: 16 km.
Nearby beaches: Joaquina, Praia Mole, Galheta, Barra da Lagoa and Moçambique.
Neighborhood: Lagoa da Conceição.
Lagoa da Conceição combines beaches,
dunes, hills, and the biggest lagoon on the island.
With such diversity, it has become the most well-known
tourist spot in Florianopolis.
sailing, kayaking, kite surfing and jetskiing are
very popular activities on the lake and at the adjacent
beaches there are always surfers in the water regardless
of the temperature. The dunes between Lagoa da Conceição
and Joaquina are were sandboarding was born. The hills
around the lagoon afford a perfect lift off for hangliders
and paragliders. There are also several trails for
ecological hikes and biking.
a water temperature that averages 27ºC during
summer, shallow water and an absence of waves make
the lake a calm place for kids and family groups,
however it is still advised to check the bathing status
reports, especially during high season. Halfway down
Rendeiras Avenue, on the edge of the lagoon, two sand
courts guarantee an ideal spot for playing volleyball
and foot volleyball. You can also have fun there at
night as the area is lighted for night-time sports.
There are also several boat rides for remarkably low
prices. The boats usually leave from the end of Rendeiras
Avenue. You can also rent kayaks and pedal boats there,
as well as take windsurfing, kite surfing, and canoeing
View - photos: Eduardo Fortkamp
For those who are after traditional bobbin laces,
there are some street-side vendors where towels, curtains,
and even dresses may be found. They're handmade items,
not only in lace, but also crochet and woven.
On Sundays there is the Feirate, or Art Fair in the
Bento Silveiro square, with over 80 craftsmen. Anything
, from educational wooden toys to tapestries may be
found here. During the off season the fair goes from
10 am to 6 pm, during the high season, from 5 pm to
colder days, Shopping
Due to the number of tourists, and the growing number
of residents and local visitors, local merchants are
In the small center of Lagoa you can find just about
anything, a special note should be made of the specialist
surf shops and decoration stores. One of the main
spots is Via Lagoa Mall, consisting of 10 stores and
a small food court.
all Night Long!
large variety of bars makes Lagoa nightlife the most
popular destination in Florianópolis. The fun
starts early at the many cafés in the small
center, which tend to get packed at the end of the
afternoon, especially in the summer.
Some of the finest restaurants in town are located
in Lagoa. The menus vary: there is typical Azorean
food to pizza, through Chinese, Japanese, Mexican,
Afterwards, you can choose between calm places with
live music, alternative bands, nightclubs, bars with
dance floors or open air bars. In high season the
large number of people enjoying these attractions
result in traffic jams from the Lagoa hill to the
end of Rendeiras Avenue.
to Stay and Transportation
For those from out of town who wish to avoid the traffic,
a good option is to seek lodging in Lagoa. There are
several establishments, mostly bed-and-breakfast hotels,
and you have the advantage of easy access to many
parts of the island.
For those who come without a car and who don't intend
to rent one, Lagoa da Conceição is a
very well supplied neighborhood in regards to public
A schooner excursion on Lagoa da Conceição;
- A walk down Rendeiras Avenue, including draft beer
and shrimp empanadas or tidbits;
- Windsurfing, kite surfing and/or canoeing lessons;
- A walk on the dunes that begin at Redeiras Avenue
- near the police post - and extend all the way to
- An excursion to and lunch at Costa da Lagoa, accessed
by boat or a trail.