The Capital of Santa Catarina State, Florianpolis is the ideal place to practice all kind of sports and activities - on the water, land or air. The city has 42 beaches surrounded by all kinds of vegetation and mountains.
For SURFING enthusiasts one of the best beaches is Joaquina, long with perfect dunes were you can also practice SANDBOARDING; Brava beach, with open water; Mole, with a lot of surfing contests; Santinho, where all the people that practice the sport meet; and on Barra da Lagoa beach.
At Lagoa da Conceição, the sports practiced are WINDSURFING, KITESURFING and SAILING. There you can find courses and equipment rental. Depending on the weather, Lagoa is also the place for PARAGLIDING, along with Morro da Praia Mole and Morro Queimado, or the close bay city call Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, 35 km from Floripa.
Divers can also have fun in Florianopolis. Part of a reservation, called Ilha do Arvoredo offers some of the best DIVING points in Brazil. On Campeche Island it is possible to dive in calm and clear water with local guides.
Those who like the land can practice TREKKING/HIKING or BIKING on the city beaches or on of the many trails in the Rain Forest covered mountains.
At numerous close by locations (within a 1hr drive inland) you can also practice RAFTING, CANYONING, RAPPELLING and other river sports.