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Guarda do Embau Beach Palhoça SC Brazil

Guarda do Embau Beach is regarded as a hide-away in Brazil. Close to the clear and strong-tide sea attracts tourists from all over the country, specially surfers who consider Praia Brava the ideal place for the sport. From the belvedere on the road that takes you to the beach, the landscape shows the wild beauty and a paradisiacal view of Praia Brava. The northern beach resorts Jurere, Daniela, Canasvieiras, Brava and Ingleses get very busy during the summer and there are plenty of hotels, restaurants and other conveniences for the tourist. Eastern beaches, like Joaquina, Mole and Mozambique are among the best surfing beaches and popular with young people.

Guardo do Embau

All the beaches in this part of Brazil hold special treats: some have shallow backwaters, a safe haven for the small boats that either serve as modest transportation, or to take the fishermen out to the catch of the day. Other beaches stretch on forever with white sands and treelined villages that offer fresh seafood and local fruits. You won’t run out of hideaways, but let me point out a couple of my choices.

Guardo do Embau

I know AirBnB has taken over in this Uber economy for most of the world, but many B and B’s, called “posadas” here, are not in the AirBnB system. So what you can do is arrive and ask, or do a Google search before you leave home and send emails asking for rates and availability.  Look up Guarda do Embau posadas and you’ll get a nice amount of offerings. Most places speak some English, but keep it simple, or use Google Translate to send emails in Portuguese.

Guardo do Embau

There’s a river that separates the beach area from the mainland, but boats will take you out all the time. The waves can be slightly heavy, so expect that and know that the locals know how to handle that. Take the various paths around the beach area to see parts of the village and make this a relaxed and enjoyable vacation. And as always, shoot me some pictures of your adventure to dave at threebestbeaches dot com. Thank you!

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  • Marcia October 21, 2010, 2:29 pm

    The beach you guys named “Guardo do Embau Beach Florianopolis Brazil” is actualy called GuardA do Embau,and it is also not in Florianopolis (actually it is a few hours before south from it) You guys should change that information.

  • Dave Jackson October 24, 2010, 6:06 pm

    Thanks, Marcia. We’ve updated the site and changed that. Good eye… however this beach isn’t that far from Florianopolis and in the big scheme of things is better identified with that big city than any other nearby. It’s only 37 miles from the city. Thanks again for the update!

  • Gel October 27, 2013, 2:18 pm

    Neither comments are acurate, Guarda do Embau is not on the island of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, but it is in greater Florianopolis. in the municipality of Palhoca which belongs to Florianopolis!

  • Marcia October 26, 2015, 2:34 am

    haha. five years later and I am back to the same website!
    Yes, Gel is correct, Municipal de Palhoca is part of Florianopolis although no one in Brazil would ever refer to Guarda do Embau as being part of Florianopolis, which is an island 50 miles north. Although 50 miles is not a lot, with the bad roads and constant traffic it is nearly impossible to make it to Florianopolis in less than one hour, and depending where in the island you are going to, it can take you way more than two hours. I spent most of my vacations as a kid in the southern part of the island in a little beach called Armaçao do Sul.

  • Dave Jackson January 8, 2016, 10:44 am

    Glad to have you back!!

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