Arriving into Rio on 13th Dec at the start of our rtw trip and going to be making our way to Buenos Aires...at the moment we're trying to figure out where to spend the few days around xmas and are thinking of Florianopolis..
Anyone spent time here before and have any advice as to which part of the island/good hostels to recommend?Ideally we are looking for a place to meet other backpackers with good food/nightlife and a bit of xmas atmosphere!
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Xmas- Carnaval is thé highseason here in southern Brazil and especially on popular tourist places on the coast like Floripa prices rocket skyhigh. It also might be difficult to find accomodation. We have a pousada here but are already for a long time fully booked in that period. I would go inland if I were you.
Ilha Grande about 3 hours south of Rio and a 40 min ferry ride away is beautiful. If you can find somewhere to stay there I would recommend it. Defo worth a stop over on your way to Flori anyway.
Google it and see the pics for yourself. Stunning location. Has quite good surf too if you are into that.