Florianópolis

The host city of Ironman Brasil Florianopolis for almost 20 years, Florianopolis is one of the most important capitals of Brazil. Located in the South region, on the coast of Santa Catarina State, is one of the three island capitals of the country and the highest ranked one in the UN Human Development Index (IDH).

Florianopolis has a knack for sports and great athletes, such as Gustavo Kuerten. Its warm welcoming makes the city a desirable destination for sports practice and events.

With about 450,000 inhabitants, number that could triple during summer high season, Florianopolis offers a great infrastructure for tourists with hotel chains, inns, restaurants, and clubs.

Tourism

Known for its organization, natural beauties and hospitality, Florianopolis is one of the most visited cities of Brazil. Its main attractions are the beautiful beaches – there are more than 40 across the city and the most famous are Praia dos Ingleses, Jurere Internacional, Joaquina and Canaviseiras.

Besides the extensive waterfront, its charming landscapes can be seen in places like Lagoa da Conceição and Fortaleza de São José da Ponta Grossa. One of the main landmarks of the city is the bridge Hercílio Luz, the longest suspension bridge in Brazil. Immigrant communities, such as Ribeirão da Ilha, offer many gastronomic attractions and historical architecture.

Public Market is also a traditional meeting place for locals and tourists, with several restaurants serving dishes based on fish and seafood. For those who love art, one of the highlights is the Victor Meirelles Museum, located in the house where the famous Brazilian artist used to live.

Known as “Ilha da Magia” (Magic Island), Florianopolis is used to receiving visitors. During the summer, the population of about 500 thousand inhabitants triples. However, no matter the season, Florianopolis has plenty of attractions to dazzle visitors at any time.

Accommodation

For accommodation information, please contact Ironman official tourism agency.

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