What to do and see in Garopaba, Brazil: The Best Places and Tips

October 28, 2017 Roseanne Arnett

Garopaba in Brazil, from South America region, is best know for Geologic Formations. Discover best things to do in Garopaba with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Garopaba

1. Dunas do Ouvidor e do Siriu

Garopaba, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 349 reviews

Dunas do Ouvidor e do Siriu

Reviewed By chani1 - Sao Paulo, SP

We had a great time visiting the Siriu Dunas.
You can rent equipement to slide down the sand mounts at the snack bars at the bottom of it (when we went the first one was closed but if you keep on driving you will meet soem other ones).
It is super fun and the view from up there is also gorgeous.

2. Barra Beach

Garopaba, State of Santa Catarina 88495-000, Brazil
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 202 reviews

Barra Beach

Reviewed By cocgroveMiami - Miami, Florida

my favorite beach in Garopaba! Quiet and not too crowded.

3. Siriu Beach

Fica a 10 Km do Centro, Garopaba, State of Santa Catarina 88495-000, Brazil
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 383 reviews

Siriu Beach

Reviewed By Vivi_rojas

White sandy beach with very few people! To get there you have to walk a trail, but it's not difficult or long. I recommend parking the car on the road in Siriu instead of Garopaba, because the walk is shorter. Also, take everything you might need, like food, drinks, chairs, etc, because there's only one place selling and sometimes it's not even there!

4. Ferrugem Beach

Garopaba, State of Santa Catarina 88495-000, Brazil
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ferrugem Beach

Reviewed By Clémentine B - Lyon, France

It's been two years that we are going to Ferrugem for the week of the New Year's Eve. The beach is very nice, all in send and very close from the village.
It is clean, and the sea as well which allows you to bath when you want (it can be full of jelly fishes though).
The conditions are also perfect for those who wants to learn how to surf.
For the night of the New Year's Eve, the beach is full of people, there is music and fireworks! Just awesome!

5. Silveira Beach

Fica a 3 Km do Centro, Garopaba, State of Santa Catarina 88495-000, Brazil
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 438 reviews

Silveira Beach

Reviewed By GUSDALI - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

That is an almost empty paradise beach, with its white sand and surrounded by green hills, with few (but really exclusive) houses in its neighbourhood, just a 15´hide by car from Garopaba´s center. High season in the summer (between december and april), but in the colder season, between june and august (when the best swells come), Silveira also becomes an excellent surf spot. You may find difficulties to find the route and, even more, to reach the place, because of the wild road to that (depending on conditions, only 4x4), but no doubt: worth it! If you´re a lucky guy, you will also find a house or even a cottage to rent!

6. Vigia Beach

Fica a 1 Km do Centro, Garopaba, State of Santa Catarina 88495-000, Brazil
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Vigia Beach

Reviewed By Scott B - Mahopac, New York

Nice beach but very small. Not enough parking and the hills to get to the beach below are pretty steep.

7. Gamboa Beach

Fica a 16 Km do Centro | Acesso pavimentado direto da BR 101 na altura do trevo de Paulo Lopes., Garopaba, State of Santa Catarina 88495-000, Brazil
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Gamboa Beach

Reviewed By cleberzot

I spent 7 days in this beach along with my wife. She was the one who found this place for our vacation. The beach is awesome. Few people living there, most of them are fishermen or work on restaurants, bars or on commerce. Everyone is friendly and the place is very safety. The beach itself is very good. The water is clear and warm... all the time. Even at night. We were there on the third week of February. It was sunny during the day and raining at night. By the morning, a beautiful sun was waiting us every day.
The only problem are the options. There are few. If you want a good restaurant, you need to go to Siriu Beach (20 minutes away by car) or Garopaba beach (30 minutes away by car)
The roads to go to Gamboa beach are also bad. All of them are sand roads. Even to go to Siriu or Garopaba you need to go through sand roads. This is bad and good. Bad because the roads work as filters, keeping away people that are looking for "fashion" places. Bad, because your car's suspension will work a lot.
The beach is 8km away from BR-101.
Hope this review can influence your choice. We were very happy all the time we were there.

8. Garopaba Beach

Centro, Garopaba, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil 048-991552768
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 904 reviews

Garopaba Beach

Reviewed By JuPereira - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I am a senior citizen and I grew up going for a week on vacation in Garopaba with my family.
Garopaba was a fish village that grew in a beach town, keeping a number of fishermen among its population and its old little village with a church and some building from Colonial Brazil. It developed enough to attracted not only people from the Brazilian state where it is located, Santa Catarina, but also attracting people from other Brazilian states, specially a lot of gauchos, the inhabitants of the neighbouring state of Rio Grande do Sul.
The area is a natural reserve for birds and from July to december it is possible to observe white whales in the cost.
During summer vacation time in Brazil (December to March) the population of Garopaba more than double and all bars, shops, beach attraction, malls and restaurants are full of sun-tanned people.
At the beach, as happened in most Brazilian Beaches, all kinds of food are available through people who sell them while you are relaxing at your beach chair. Small trolleys with BBQ, drinks, cocktails, coconut water, ice cream, typical Brazilian snacks, corn cob, grilled cheese, you name it.
To stay most options are small bread and breakfast places, called in Brazil "pousadas", once the city has only one big hotel. During the weekends, the city and beach area is packed and there are many water-sports in the city and in the Beaches nearby. At Christmas eve and New's Year eve, even more people gathered there. In line with other cities in Brazil, there area shows and fireworks at the beach in the last night of the year, when crowds wait for the New Year arrived, all dressed in white clothes and bringing their champagne to celebrate the change.
I'm a fan. Keeping its cosiness and having already many resources, I think that Garopaba has a lot to offer for a relaxing and interesting vacation time.

9. Vermelha Beach

Fica a 17 Km do Centro, Garopaba, State of Santa Catarina 88495-000, Brazil
Excellent
69%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 93 reviews

Vermelha Beach

Reviewed By Any1976 - Rosario, Argentina

Hicimos una Trilla para llegar a la playa lo que la hace muy entretenida! Ademas se va apreciando el paisaje! La playa después es muy tranqui, no hay casi gente porque no hay guardavidas lo que hace que no haya mucha gente. Recomiendo ir ya sea para apreciar el paisaje y hacer la trilla que vale la pena!!

10. Matriz Sao Joaquim Church

Praca Vinte E Um de Abril s/n, Garopaba, State of Santa Catarina 88495-000, Brazil 4832543140
Excellent
42%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

Matriz Sao Joaquim Church

Reviewed By RobertoAF - Canoas, RS

Por ter sido construída num local elevado e na extremidade da praia de Garopaba centro, esta pequena igreja é avistada de razoável distância.
Externamente está bem conservada e internamente tem algumas esculturas.

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