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The paradisiacal beach at the Island of Campeche

Beaches in Brazil. 13-Feb-2012 .BrazilBeachTravel
Separated by less than 2 kilometers of sea from the beach of Campeche, on the islet of the same name, the beach of the island of Campeche is undoubtedly the prettiest beach in Florianópolis

Around the coast of Florianópolis are common rocky islets crowned by tropical vegetation, are part of the attraction and landscape typical of many of the most famous beaches of Floripa ; however, it is not so normal, neither in Florianópolis nor in other archipelagos of the south of Brazil, the existence within an islet of a paradisiac beach of white sand on the shores of a calm, blue and crystalline sea like a swimming pool

Playa en la Isla de Campeche - Florianópolis
Playa en la Isla de Campeche - Florianópolis
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The island of Campeche is barely bigger than others that are seen from the coast in most of the beaches of Florianópolis, like the rest of the satellite islands that surround the Island of Santa Catarina, the island of Campeche is located very close to The coast, less than 2 kilometers from the sea separates it from Campeche Beach, which makes access relatively easy on fishing boats.

Playa en la Isla de Campeche, Florianópolis
Playa en la Isla de Campeche, Florianópolis
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Its relatively small and beautiful beach( View on satellite map ) has 500 meters of white sand that looks towards the hills of the island of Florianópolis, turning its back on the open sea, which generates a huge natural pool ideal for swimming and snorkeling in stunningly clear waters, although it is worth mentioning that the water is quite cold.

Isla de Campeche
Isla de Campeche
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In addition to being one of the most beautiful beaches in the region, the island of Campeche has an enormous archaeological value, since there are archaeological sites with a large number of cave paintings and petroglyphs dating back thousands of years; the paths between the vegetation that communicate these archaeological sites with the beach can only be made together with specialized guides that are hired on site.

Isla de Campeche
Isla de Campeche
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The island of Campeche was declared in 2000 as National Archaeological and Landscape Heritage by IPHAN(Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage) and is also part of an environmental preservation area, which seeks to maintain the flora and fauna of the island Safe from mass tourism. Due to the enormous amount of tourists that arrive to the island in high season, it has been necessary to limit the number of visitors: only a maximum of 800 people are allowed at the same time on the island.

Isla de Campeche
Isla de Campeche
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How to get to Campeche Island

Campeche Island is reached by fishing boats from 3 points of the Floripa : from Campeche beach( View on satellite map ), it is the shortest trip since the island is just opposite, less than 10 minutes; from the Barra de Lagoa beach( View on satellite map ), is the furthest point from where to arrive, approximately 1 hour and a half of trip, not recommended if they get dizzy in small boats; and from Armação Beach( See on satellite map ), about 40 minutes before disembarking on the island's beach.

Isla de Campeche
Isla de Campeche
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It returns at approximately 4 in the afternoon.

Isla de Campeche
Isla de Campeche
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The boat trip to the island of Campeche costs approximately between 40 and 70 reais depending on where you leave and the owner of each boat, there is no official price.

Photos by Rodrigo Soldon

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