There are beaches for all tastes in Florianópolis. If you are into surfing, there is no better place then Joaquina beach, where the WCT surfing contest happens once a year. If Resorts and partying is your thing, stay at the northern beaches of the island, such as Santinho and Jurerê. However Florianópolis is not all beaches. Parties, good restaurants and even remote fishermen villages are found in this immense island. We also recommend a charming and less inhabited nearby beach town called Praia da Rosa, which is very popular among young people and couples.