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
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