Before it was discovered by tourists, Garopaba was a small fishing village on the South coast of Santa Catarina, a state of Brazil. During the 1970’s, foreigners carrying backpacks and tents discovered this then small fishermen village, and started to lend the city a different air and color. This kicked off changes that led to what today is a city that thanks to an adequate urban land legislation, still keeps the old characteristics of the original village, with one and two-story houses.
More: http://www.garopaba.sc.gov.br/ (In Portuguese)
With 8 beaches, each offering unique attractions. Blessed by nature with beauty, the city is ideal for eco tourism and the practice of sports such as: surf, windsurf, hang gliding, paragliding, trekking and enduro. For those who appreciate lively parties and lively people, there is some fancy meeting "points" along Ferrugem beach.