Campeche Travel Guide

Campeche Overview

The town of Campeche is quite small, but filled with a handful of pousadas, restaurants, bars, stores and residential condos. The beach is over 3,800 meters long with decent sized waves, and is frequented more by locals than by tourists. It's a great place to escape the crowds of the busy hotspots of the north. Praia Campeche is a protected beach so this isn’t any real development, but you can find a few restaurants located on the south end of the beach. Chico's Bar is always open to serve a cold beer or soda and the only business permitted to serve drinks one the beach.

 
Just a few minuets walk up the beach there is a new up-and-coming beach called Riozinho. Popular with the athletic-types, fashion conscious and hip locals, this is becoming one of the more trendy beaches on Santa Catarina Island.   Keep in mind there are no restaurants or beach clubs at Riozinho, but the atmosphere is young, hip and fun. 
 
Distance from Centro: 20 Km / 12 miles
Beaches nearby: Praia da Joaquina, Armacao 
 
For information on all of Ilha de Santa Catarina see our Florianopolis Travel Guide

Things to do in Campeche

Campeche is beach town and all the action is on the beach. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas for R$10.
 
Surfing Campeche is some of the best surfing in Florianopolis. With excellent rights and a beach break, Campeche draws surfers from all over Brazil.
 
Take a boat to Ilha do Campeche where there is a beautiful beach, the water is crystal clear, and the swimming is perfect. There are some great opportunities for snorkeling and diving around the island as well as hiking inland.   There are a couple beach bars on Ilha do Campeche where you can get food and beverage.   Boats to Campeche Island cost R$15 per person.

Hotels in Campeche

Pau de Canela Pousada – 8 modern guest rooms with wood floors and jucuzzi.

Tel: 3338 3584
 
Pousada Nature Campeche – priced on the higher end of the spectrum, but offer exotic rooms surrounding a beautiful garden.   Tel: 3237 4011

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