Destination guide

Find Brazil at its best in the State of Santa Catarina

The smallest of the southern Brazilian states, Santa Catarina counts spectacular coastline, soaring mountain peaks and hot thermal pools among its natural wonders. In the east, the capital city of Florianopolis plies visitors with colonial palaces, postcard-perfect beaches and open-air markets, while those travelers heading to the inland regions will find the state's German influences easy to spot thanks to traditional folk dancing and a plethora of imported beers. Throughout, State of Santa Catarina vacation rentals offer the perfect base for your adventures, whether soaking up the Brazilian lifestyle with family, friends or both.

Things to do

Family adventures in the State of Santa Catarina

While there's a lot to be said for letting younger visitors run free on the state's pristine stretches of sand, family-friendly spots such as Beto Carrero World, Latin America's largest theme park, are not to be missed. Here, you'll find the thrill of white-knuckle rides is perfectly complemented by rip-roaring cowboy shows, magical circus performances and classic carousels. For animal lovers, the park zoo boasts a dedicated primatology center, a population of mighty carnivores and a fascinating serpentarium, though a spot of relaxation in an otherwise-busy visit often comes courtesy of a simple lakeside stroll beside Pirate Island.

Activities

Exploring the State of Santa Catarina

There's little doubt that State of Santa Catarina vacation rentals are on the doorstep of a diverse landscape that begs to be explored, and one of the best ways to do it is to enlist the services of a local guide. Several companies and independent operators offer guided tours in the capital, as well as around the likes of Itajai and Balneario Camboriu, the latter counting a scenic cable car ride to Laranjeiras Beach among its many must-do activities. The inland city of Blumenau displays its German roots proudly, not least in its architecture and Bavarian cuisine, but also at the world's 2nd-largest Oktoberfest celebration.

Weather

Seasonal highlights in the State of Santa Catarina

Sunseekers should have no trouble topping up their tan all year round in Santa Catarina, particularly in the capital, where weather extremes are unlikely and beach days are pretty much always on the agenda. That said, the high summer season of December through March serves up the best temperatures. Surfers can make the most of the Brazilian winter waves from June through September. Those travelers hoping for a true taste of Latin life often find the fun of Carnival in February or March the perfect antidote to higher rental rates during these festival months.

Natural features

Eco appeal in the State of Santa Catarina

State of Santa Catarina vacation rentals near to the stunning Atlantic coast place deserted beaches and secluded coves close at hand, though natural delights don't end oceanside. The Serra do Mar coastal forest, stretching south from Rio de Janeiro, is a must-visit for bird enthusiasts, while adventurous travelers can take on the challenge of reaching the summit of Morro da Boa Vista, the state's highest peak. The Araucaria moist forests to the west of the mountains are home to awe-inspiring wildlife, not least red-spectacled parrots, brown howler monkeys and rare Guianan squirrels.

Where to stay around State of Santa Catarina?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,979 vacation rentals near State of Santa Catarina. From 1,793 Houses to 2,755 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the State of Santa Catarina area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in State of Santa Catarina?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in State of Santa Catarina. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Florianópolis: 2,490 vacation rentals
  • Ingleses Sul: 276 vacation rentals
  • Jurerê Internacional: 299 vacation rentals
  • Centro: 537 vacation rentals
  • Canasvieiras: 300 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in State of Santa Catarina! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in State of Santa Catarina?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in State of Santa Catarina:

  • Florianópolis: 2,490 rentals
  • Balneário Camboriú: 1,474 rentals
  • Garopaba: 426 rentals
  • Bombinhas: 1,494 rentals
  • Governador Celso Ramos: 1,860 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to State of Santa Catarina?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in State of Santa Catarina are:

  • Hercilio Luz Airport (FLN): 2,016 vacation rentals
  • Lauro Carneiro De Loyola Airport (JOI): 102 vacation rentals
  • Ministro Victor Konder International Airport (NVT): 872 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in State of Santa Catarina?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in State of Santa Catarina. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Floripa Shopping Center: 2,382 rentals
  • Beiramar Shopping Center: 2,407 rentals
  • Cascaneia Water Park: 31 rentals
  • Pinho Beach: 1,901 rentals
  • Fortaleza de Sao Jose da Ponta Grossa: 2,650 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around State of Santa Catarina listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around State of Santa Catarina

Florianópolis
2,490 vacation rentals
Balneário Camboriú
1,474 vacation rentals
Garopaba
426 vacation rentals
Bombinhas
1,494 vacation rentals
Governador Celso Ramos
1,860 vacation rentals
São Francisco do Sul
83 vacation rentals
Joinville
24 vacation rentals
Palhoça
774 vacation rentals
Itapoá
124 vacation rentals
Piçarras
208 vacation rentals
Penha
265 vacation rentals
Itapema
1,747 vacation rentals
Blumenau
36 vacation rentals
Itajaí
674 vacation rentals
Tijucas
1,498 vacation rentals
Laguna
31 vacation rentals
Barra Velha
201 vacation rentals
Imbituba
346 vacation rentals
Porto Belo
1,502 vacation rentals
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620 vacation rentals