The geographic space of Santa Catarina presents an exuberant diversity of vegetation, animal species, relief, coastal landscapes, and rivers. This set of natural elements forms scenic landscapes that attract many tourists to the state, both to the coast and inland, in search of ecotourism.
Ecotourism is a type of tourism in which people look for places where they can enjoy natural and wild environments, enjoying these landscapes in compliance with the rules so as not to harm nature. They include practices such as rafting, canoeing, caves, waterfalls, mountain climbing, and nature trails.
Discover some of the state’s attractions geared towards ecotourism.
Rafting practice on the Itajaí-Açu river.
Caves in Botuverá.
Other places attract visitors due to shopping, architecture, and traditional festivals, such as the cities that are located in the region known as the European Valley.
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Pomerode: it is the most German city in Brazil. It produces porcelain and holds typical festivals.
Blumenau: Germanic tradition and architecture attract visitors to shopping and traditional festivals such as Oktoberfest.
Brusque, knitwear hub, receives many tourists.
In the mountainous region of the state , rural tourism is explored. In this area, the rural tradition, with green fields and landscapes with cowboys, is sought after by many tourists, especially in the winter season, when blizzards occur.
Municipality of Urubici.
Municipality of São Joaquim.
Municipality of Lajes.
In the southernmost region of the state, in addition to the exuberance of its beaches, village tourism is practiced, which consists of itineraries that pass through historic locations and with options to purchase colonial products.
In the western region of the state, cultural diversity also attracts tourists who seek the region for parties and gastronomy, in addition to thermal stations.
Treze Tílias: city of Austrian tradition.
On the coastal strip, for the most part, tourism is geared towards leisure. The beautiful beaches, especially the resorts and the capital, Florianópolis, also very visited, where water sports, cultural and historical tourism and many other events are practiced.