Barra da Lagoa
The sympathetic fishing community of Barra da Lagoa is situated 20 kilometers from the city center of Florianopolis; the distance to the airport Hercilio Luz is 23 kilometers. The wonderful beach is at the east coast of Florianopolis and is popular for leisure activities like hiking, fishing, surfing and kitesurfing, but it is also convenient for swimming. Praia Barra da Lagoa belongs to the most favored beaches of Florianopolis. Although it has connection to the high seas, the location is protected and calm and is therefore perfectly convenient for surf beginners. The sand of Barra da Lagoa is fine and the water has a minor salinity, because of the mixture with water from the legoon Lagoa da Conceicao. The look of the light house at the beach is miraculous. Officially, there are 650 meters of coast, but as the Barra da Lagoa cannot geographically be separated from the Mocambique coast, which is 8 kilometers long, it is a wonderful place for promenades. Another local attraction is the suspension bridge, which crosses the Barra channel. Here, you can watch colorful fishes and turtles, swimming in the water. When you cross the bridge, you can reach a path to Prainha do Leste, a handsome little beach with almost untouched nature, surrounded by rocks and much vegetation.
Barra de Lagoa also has a very good tourism infrastructure, a great variety of accommodation offers and fine restaurants. Many nice posadas, located at the beach, invite their guests for a stay. In Barra da Lagoa also the fish festival "Festa da Tainha" takes place every year in July.
Barra da Lagoa offers a multitude of excursions and is an ideal place for day trips, outdoor activities and leisure activities. The boats to Ilha do Campeche cast off from here. A trip to the fishing village Barra do Lagoa in Florianopolis gives the opportunity to get to know the most successful nature protection project of Brazil the turtle project TAMAR (Projeto Tamar). You get to know the turtles, which are living at the Brazilian coast. TAMAR is short for Tartaruga Marinha, translated: sea turtle. This successful project was initiated in 1980 by the Brazilian environmental authority IBAMA and is today supported by a nonprofit organization. Their aim is the protection of the five species of turtles, which are critically endangered. Beside the supervision and the protection of the turtles, a large campaign for environmental education and the establishment of alternative sources of income belongs to the project. This interesting project is worth a visit!
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