Balneário Camboriú Brazilian Beach
Balneário Camboriú Brazilian Beach really surprised us, we had left Florianopolis and were heading north to Rio Di Janeiro when we came across this amazing beach city. Balneário Camboriú (Portuguese pronunciation: [bawneˈaɾju kɐ̃boɾiˈu] is a major beach resort in the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina. The town, with its steep hills dropping down to the sea, is popular amongst South Americans. The main ocean boulevard is called Avenida Atlântica (Atlantic Avenue). Balneário Camboriú is famous for the cable car which (uniquely in the world) links the two beaches of Balneário Camboriú and Laranjeiras.
Balneário Camboriú Brazilian Beach
The town is located 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the city of Itajaí and 80 km (50 mi) north of the state capital, Florianópolis, and has a population of 94,344 (2007 census office estimate), which swells to over one million in the summer.
The beach is 6.8 kilometers long.
Take a little time to Before you visit this wonderful city
Thousands of people strolling along the beach.
Here is mother and daughter strolling along the beach.
Light Christ (Cristo Luz in Portuguese)
Light Christ (Cristo Luz in Portuguese) is located over one of the highest points of the city at 150 meters. The statue itself is 33 meters high, 22m wide and weights 528 tons. The main feature of this attraction is that it is illuminated alternatively during the night with 7 different colours (each one with a meaning) and it holds on his left shoulder a broad-brimmed hat, which irradiates a beam that illuminates the city.
Send in the clowns
I wonder who is the biggest clown here?
What time can I start having fun?
Some might say I’m a rose between two thorns. OK, so I’m dreaming a little. 🙂
Is this what they call a beach bum?
I call it a great Brazilian view.
Here is our friend Antonio.
Antonio cycled around the world for UNESCO in 1999, on his trip the both times he was robbed was in Australia while the Olympics were on in 2000. And people say Brazil is dangerous. 🙂
Balneário Camboriú is famous for the cable car which (uniquely in the world) links the two beaches of Balneário Camboriú and Laranjeiras.
Take the boat from Camboriú to Laranjeiras
I chose the cable car instead of the boat.
Cable car to Laranjeiras
It was a terrific view from the cable car.
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Lots of para-gliders in Camboriu.
Another common sight in the city are para-gliders that along the beach, alongside the tall buildings, from the glider-port in nearby Praia dos Amores, located 1 km (0.6 mi) to the north of the city.
Drinks with the locals.
Met up with some happy Brazilians for a few drinks.
Here is Johnny.
We could pass for brothers.
Red wine tastes fine.
Red wine for lunch is fine by me. 🙂
Look closely & you may see the water.
Ah! There is nothing in the world like a Brazilian beach.
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David Herd on the beach at Balneário Camboriú
Well folks, many thanks for visiting my Balneário Camboriú Brazilian Beach photo blog, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed being here.
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I remember hearing this great Brazilian band for the first time 1n 1999 walkin down the main street of Foz where three countries borders meet, Brazil, Paraguay & Argentina. Click here to see Rio street parties.
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