R. Teresa Lopes, Florianópolis - SC, Brasil
NileGuide Expert tip:
You can hire a Zodiak here to take you out to the Island of Campeche, if you have 50 reais and conditions aren't too dodgy
Laid back, semi-isolated, and stretching for miles, Campeche beach is an entry point to the island's southern shore. Most tourists will enter where Pequeno Principe street runs into the beach, finding a small collection of bars and restaurants as well as vendors hawking umbrellas, beer, and sugar cane juice. It's also here where you can hire a Zodiak to chug you out to the Island of Campeche, visible just a mile or so out, and beckoning with burgeoning palms and white-sand beaches. Head north, and the beach quickly becomes much more isolated: fine sand descends steeply into cool waters known for strong waves sometimes sought after by surfers.