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Ecotourism and Extreme Adventure in Santa Catarina

Beaches, islands, mountains, forests. Rivers, lakes, waterfalls. The nature of Santa Catarina provides great diversity of environments for the practice of the open air activities, all time of the year. Miscellaneous operators specializing in ecotourism programs and adventure are available. This combination transforms the state in an unforgettable destination. In Santa Catarina, you can perform any activity related to ecotourism, contemplative modes - such as bird watching or trail rides with low level of difficulty - or those requiring physical effort and special equipment - such as abseiling, canyoning, kite surfing , hang gliding, among [...]

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Hang gliding and more in Santa Catarina

There are favorable conditions for gliding in all regions of the state, always in places of natural beauty with lush and adequate infrastructure to the practice of sport – off ramps, runways, etc. In addition, Santa Catarina offers courses in quality, becoming a national benchmark in aerial adventures, and hosts the unique factory of paragliders [...]

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Rafting in Santa Catarina

Downhill in inflatable rubber dinghies provide great emotions in contact with nature. Santa Catarina offers good options for the sport. The rafting Itajai-Acu River and its tributaries in the Upper Itajai Valley, is considered one of the best in Brazil. The Cubatão in Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, in Florianópolis, and other routes in the Far [...]

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Diving and Fishing in Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina has the best places for diving in Southern Brazil. The Reserva Biológica Marinha do Arvoredo (Marine Biological Reserve Arvoredo) is one of the best places for scuba diving (with underwater breathing equipment) across the country. For snorkeling, the coves of Bombinhas, the Campeche Island (Florianópolis) and the island of Porto Belo are recommended. [...]

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Navigation in Santa Catarina

For those who practice nautical activities, Santa Catarina is the right destination. The indented coastline with protected bays and inlets, and dozens of islands offers beautiful spots for sightseeing in schooner sailboats, power boats and yachts. The best places for shipments loaded or nautical activities are Baía da Babitonga, in São Francisco do Sul; the Porto [...]

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Surf, windsurf and kite surf in Santa Catarina

Surfing and its variations, windsurfing and kitesurfing are very practiced in Santa Catarina, attracting legions of fans with a different lifestyle that values ​​the contact with nature and respect. They are 560 km of coastline and around 130 beaches suitable for surfing, plus at least two large ponds special for windsurfing and kitesurfing. It is [...]

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Trekking, Abseiling, Canyoning in Santa Catarina

These activities can be practiced in all regions of Santa Catarina, in places always surrounded by beautiful scenery. The best known: Caminho dos Príncipes: Rota das Cachoeiras, in Corupá; Vale Perdido, in São Bento do Sul; Caminho do Peabiru, from Garuva or Campo Alegre. Rota do Sol: Eco-paths in Porto Belo and Bombinhas. Vale Europeu: [...]

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Twenty-five Years of Presidential Leadership in Brazil

How much credit should Brazil’s presidents get for its remarkable progress since the return to democracy in 1985? Elections have been conducted smoothly, the economy has grown, poverty and inequality have declined and social indicators are improving. Did Brazil succeed because of its presidents or in spite of them? Or because of some and in [...]

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Maracana will be ready for 2014 World Cup

Rio de Janeiro’s special events secretary Ruy Cezar said the majestic Maracana stadium will be ready for the 2014 World Cup though construction work is just 40 percent complete. Cezar’s comments came after Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo reported that Maracana would not meet even the International Olympic Council’s (IOC) demands for the 2016 [...]

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Almost half of Brazilians overweight

More than 48 percent of Brazilians are overweight and 15.8 percent are obese, according to a study based on 2011 data that was released Tuesday by the health ministry. The figures testify to a growing problem, since in 2006 overweight people amounted to 42.7 percent of the population while 11.4 percent were obese. The ministry [...]

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