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Hi I´m Débora!

I´m a Brazilian native of Italian descent. I lived in London for many years working in the education and travel industry. On my extensive travels I stayed in many different types of accommodation, ranging from campsites to 5 -star hotels, but it was in guest houses that I had the best insight and experience of the culture and places I visited. Nature is on the top of the list of things I like the most and it will be my pleasure to share Florianópolis´ beaches, islands, waterfalls and lagoons with you.

Welcome to Floripa Guest House, your home in Brazil!

Florianópolis, know by the locals as FLORIPA, is the capital city of Santa Catarina State in the south of Brazil. It is located mainly on the sub-tropical Island of Santa Catarina and part on the mainland. Being an island-city with a rural feel, makes Florianópolis a unique destination. You can enjoy Florianópolis all year round with its beaches, hills, waterfalls, rivers, lagoons, night life, cultural festivals, sustainable fishing traditions, local and international gastronomy.

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Debora, her family and friends were all great, very welcoming and really did what they could to ensure my stay was pleasureable. Well before my arrival Debora and I were in contact and she had helped me connect with some other people on the island. I arrived to her home after a very long night and day of partying, I was feeling a little run down but she made sure I was comfortable and served me a very nutritious breakfast each morning. She showed me some of the beautiful beaches on the island. The home was clean, orderly and had everything that I needed. I highly recommend a stay at Debora's home in Floripa!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brian - USA
I cannot tell enough about the great experience I had, when visiting Debora during my Brazilian trip. I felt from the very Beginning as I would be visiting a friend more than paying a person for a place where to stay. Not only did the room, Debora's house fullfill my expectations, my stay was very pleasant from the moment Debora offered me tipps on what to do, and invited me to join her when meeting friends or going downtown...She trully is an ideal host: laid back but dedicated, full of stories and friends around her - and most important - the passion for showing her hometown and thus easily convince us that Floripa is only to be enjoyed when staying with her - lovely experience & a lovely lady...!
Julian - GERMANY
Debora is a loving person, very well disposed, helpful, easy going and welcoming host. We felt in home since the first minute. Debora have wonderful friends and great knowledge of local culture and history. The house is exactly as described spacious, comfortable and charming... strategic location to travel the island, in a tranquil neighborhood, near Campeche Beach (10-15 minutes walking), supermarkets, in front of a very good restaurant/bar (tasty typical food, drinks, music). Without Debora and her friends our experience in Florianopolis would not be so positive. Satisfaction is guaranteed. Thank you Debora!
Manuel and Catarina - PORTUGAL
Debora was a great host, very attentive and with great tips on restaurants and walks. Her place is well located, with easy access to public transportation, restaurants and grocery shops. A 12min walk to Campeche beach and it overlooks "Lagoa Pequena", a small blue lagoon. Thanks Debora, have a great 2013!
Rafael and Vanessa - ENGLAND
I stayed at Debora's for 5 nights and can certainly verify all of her previous guests' experience – all positive! Staying at her home gives one a comfortable family feeling. Debora provides a direct experience of the local culture and the brazilian way of life because she has a rich network of people from different backgrounds. Also, being a world traveller, she has a deep understanding of different cultures making me feel at home in the most varied social and cultural scenarios. Debora offers the unique opportunity of customized personal tours that are off the beaten track and that you cannot find in any guide book. Thank you Debora for enriching my travelling experiences.
Michael - GERMANY
A very comfortable, beautiful, clean, quiet home to stay in, with practically on demand logistic structure: everything within a few minutes walking distance. Location very beautiful, great walks and views. Debora has an amazing sense/balance of space, privacy, and friendliness, that is dignified in a charmingly simple and welcoming way. thank you always Debora ;-)
Mônica - USA
NOSSA! (In Brazil this means wow) ... that's the best way to describe my stay with Deborah. It is how the others described, a five-star place across the board and Deborah is an amazing host. It was an overall fantastic experience and I will definitely return.
My stay with Deborah at Aloe Bella was great. Deborah was a very helpful and welcoming host. The fact that Deborah speaks fluent English was also invaluable, as my Portuguese is minimal. As soon as I walked in the door, I felt comfortable. The guest house is very tranquill and is within walking distance to the beach, supermarkets and buses to the centre. The restaurant called Sufoco´s is directly across the street and serves great food. Stay and satisfaction is guaranteed.
Debora is a great host! She's easy going, enjoys a good laugh and has some wonderful friends. Without her my experience of Floripa would certainly have been much poorer. When I will be going back to South America I'll be certain to stop at Debora's once more!
Debora is a great host. She helped me so much. I recommend her for that genuine local experience. What Ben, Bryan and Robert have said in their reviews before me about Debora and the Guesthouse is spot on. Thanks again Debora. PS. Debora teaches Brazilian Portuguese Language and culture to Foreigners at a local language school.
Deborah is an absolutely lovely lady! She has a spacious home and also has a great knowledge of the local surroundings. We really loved our time that we spent with her and her delightful friends, I can't recommend her enough! Ps it is nice and close to the beach and next door to a really good restaurant!
Ben and Victoria - ENGLAND
Debora is a fantastic host!! Brazil can be challenging if you dont speak Portuguese but having lived in London for many years and teaching English at a local school, Debora is a very helpful guide. She went above and beyond inviting me into her home, while also giving me the space to go on my own adventures. I felt like I got a very local experience, meeting her friends and going to restaurants and bars off the beaten path. Her home and the room she rents out are inviting, comfortable and a great retreat. It has a great water view from the bedroom as well! Debora thanks again so much for making my Florianopolis weekend such a wonderful and authentic experience. Can't wait to come back... Bryan - USA
Debora was warm and friendly. She opened her home to us and made us feel very comfortable. We liked the simplicity and charm of her house with its open floor plan, art adorned walls and yard for sunbathing when not at the beach. It is a couple of minutes to the lake for a quick swim or a short walk to the beautiful ocean beaches. Although the area has a small town feel, within a block or two there are restaurants, a supermarket, bus stops, etc. for a convenient stay without a car.
Robert and Suly - COLOMBIA