English speaker
IN/OUT - FLN airport single/return
IN/OUT – bus station single/return
To and from Lagoa da Conceição
To and from Downtown
To and from UFSC

tours list

1 Day Island Tours
  • Southeast and Southwest
  • Southwest
  • Downtown and mainland

Half-Day Island Tours
  • Northeast to Northwest
  • Lagoa da Conceição and Costa da Lagoa
  • Joaquina, Mole, Galheta and Gravata
  • Barra da Lagoa
  • Ribeirão da Ilha and Morro das Pedras
  • Santo Antonio and Sambaqui
  • Downtown
  • Lagoinha do Leste

Other Tours
  • Round the island 2 day tours
  • Eco-adventure with white water rafting
  • Beach hopping down south


Our Services
Besides accommodation, Floripa Guest House offers a variety of tours and general services such as laundry, transfers, bilingual babysitting, language courses, and workshops. In addition to these, outsourced services such as white water rafting, car rental, kite-surfing lessons, Portuguese language lessons (Portuguese in Floripa), well-being therapies, accommodation outside Florianópolis. All outsourced services listed on our “The Islander´s Guide – by Debora and Edinho”, available in each room, have been tried by the host. Our partners have a long history of working with us and are trusted to provide you with excellent service.

Our complimentary services include:

  • 10MB Wireless online access throughout the property
  • Personal Assistance with daily self-tour itinerary, bus routes, scooter/car rental, language lessons and sport lessons enquires and bookings, recommendation of restaurants, and transfer arrangements
  • Public bus itinerary and bus card
  • Local SIM card to
  • Basket of fresh fruit, mineral water refill, tea, coffee, cake and biscuits
  • Currency exchange assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • 24h on site assistance available

Some of our additional (paid) services include:

  • Cooking Workshop: learn how to cook (and enjoy) some of the most famous Brazilian dishes such as feijoada, muqueca, BBQ and siders, pudim de leite, and bolo de cenoura or banana.
  • Caipirinha Workshop: Learn how to make Brazilian fresh fruit cocktails.
  • Lunch, Afternoon Coffee Time – typical of the South of Brazil, and Dinner (please request all meals one day in advance).
  • Bilingual babysitting services.

activities IN FLORIPA

  • Surf
  • Kitesurf
  • Yoga
  • Trekking
  • Festivals & Events
  • Group Adventures


Floripa Guest House offers unique customized personal tours that are off the beaten track and that you cannot find in any guide book.
"Debora provides a direct experience of the local culture and the Brazilian way of living with day and half-day tours that will enrich your travel experience. Michael, Germany.

All tours include:
  • Transfer in/out Floripa Guest House,
  • Escorted tour by an English/Portuguese speaker
  • Vehicle parking
  • Beach kit – parasol, beach chair, sarong, thermal bag
Tours DO NOT include:
  • Entrance to museums or national parks
  • Boat transfer
  • Outsourced activities such as white water rafting
  • Snacks and meals or drinks
  • Souvenirs


Southeast and Southwest
Morro das Pedras, Armação, Pântano do Sul, Açores, Solidão, Saquinho, Costa de Dentro, Ribeirão da Ilha. 1 hour hike to a secluded beach, a dip in the waterfall pool, lagoon, visit to an artisanal cachaça distillery and fisherman´s village. Expect to see: 8 beaches, whales (Jun- Sept), the remaining Atlantic forest fauna&flora with a variety of birds, butterflies, monkeys, stunning views of the coastline and ocean as well the interior of the island.

Naufragados, Ribeirão da Ilha e Morro das Pedras 40 minutes hike to secluded beach and coastline of the extreme South of the island. A return by boat is a possibility should weather and sea conditions permit. Expect to see: 8 beaches, whales (Jun- Sept), the remaining Atlantic forest fauna&flora with a variety of birds, butterflies, monkeys, stunning views of the coastline and ocean as well the interior of the island.

Downtown and mainland
The cathedral and main square, Estreito, Coqueiros and Itaguaçu. Visit the public market, view historical colonial buildings and sites, learn about the old bridge, museum, and visit a shopping mall. Cross the bridge and discover Florianópolis´s mainland. Expect to see: 6 beaches, a stunning view of the island from the mainland and the everyday life of our local residents (May – Oct) and tourists (Nov – April).

Northeast to Northwest
Santo Antonio de Lisboa, Sambaqui, Daniela, Jurerê, Forte, Canasvieiras, Brava, Ingleses e Santinho. Fisherman´s village, calm waters beaches, visit to a historical fortress, stroll along the trendy pedestrian street of Jurerê, hike on ecological park throw white sanded dunes and have a dip in the ocean. Expect to see: historical sites, stunning view of the mainland, dolphins bay (and may be dolphins), shops and marinas.


Lagoa da Conceição e Costa da Lagoa
Induction to Lagoa downtown-village, 20 minutes hike throw the Atlantic Forest, waterfall, transfer back by taxi boat. Expect to see: lace makers, fisherman´s village, the fauna&flora of the remaining Atlantic Forest, stunning views of hills, lagoon, and marinas.

Joaquina, Mole, Galheta e Gravata
Beach hopping including sand board down white dunes and a 30 minutes hike to secluded beach. The left side of Mole is non-officially destined for GLS and Praia da Galheta is an official nude beach with no restrictions for dressed people. Expect to see: huge white sanded dunes, stanning beaches and coastline, surfers, fisherman, and may be nude people on Galheta.

Barra da Lagoa:
fisherman´s village, 20 minute hike, beaches, lighthouse.

Ribeirão da Ilha e Morro das Pedras:
beaches, village, lagoon, view point to Campeche island south beaches.

Santo Antonio e Sambaqui:
historical villages, calm water beaches.

public market, main square and cathedral, view point to the bridge, Pedestrian Street. Expect to see: scenic views of the old bridge.

Lagoinha do Leste:
for those who like hiking and be part of the natural resources this remote beach can offer. Expect to see: people who like us want to enjoy nature at its best. A river flowing into the sea, strand dogs, surfers, and an unforgettable view of the ocean.


2 day Round the Island Tour
Beach hopping, historical places, hills, lagoons, ecological park, boat ride, fisherman villages, visit to a basket weaver artesian, fisherman´s house and cannon ranch. Take clothing, gear and gadgets for: swimming, hiking, eating in a restaurant, have a pic-nic by the lagoon, for protecting against the sun and mosquito, hydration, munching, identifying yourself, paying a bill at a restaurant and bar.

1 day Eco-adventure with White Water Rafting Tour
Fun, adrenaline and nature. Includes all transfers, gear, and snacks. We also visit a thermal bath located on a historical colonial little village. Thermal bath is optional and not included in the cost of the tour.

1 day Beach Hopping down South Tour:
Pinheira, Guarda do Embau, Ovidor e Rosa.