Sandboarding in Florianopolis Brazil, Joaquina Beach in pictures:
I first saw the dunes of Joaquina Beach when we were touring the island of Florianópolis. Right when I saw that there were boards there for rent, I knew that I had to try sandboarding out.
Before going sandboarding I tried to do as much research as possible, but there wasn’t much out there to help me. I found one tour for sandboarding in Joaquina Beach, Florianópolis, but I figured that I could go by myself, even with my extremely limited Portuguese. To solve this lack of information on sandboarding in Florianópolis, I decided to write all of the necessary information that you will need, if you plan to go sandboarding.
It is possible, and easy, to take a taxi to the dunes. Several locales have told me that the bus system is confusing and not that great, so I opted to take a taxi. I told the taxi driver that I wanted to go to the ‘dunas de areia da Praia da Joaquina’, which means sand dunes of Joaquina Beach.
I was dropped off just before the beach where the dunes are. To get a taxi back, I walked farther down the road until I reached the beach area, where there were several shops. It was relatively easy to get a taxi there, because there were several tourists and other people there.
There were several sandboards in front of the dunes. Across the street, there was a ‘hut’, where the sandboards could be rented.
I’ve searched all over the internet for the exact price for board rental, but every website seemed to tell me different prices. As of 6/12/13, the price to rent a sandboard in the dunes of Joaquina is 20 Brazilian Reals per hour, which is approximately 10 USDs, but I guess that is subject to change.
When I was there, I paid the man in the hut and then he took me across the street and picked a sandboard out for me. Then he waxed it and I was ready to go.
You can read my other blog post for information on My Sandboarding Experience here.
I hope this article helped you if you are planning on sandboarding in Joaquina Beach, Florianópolis, Brazil. Have you ever sandboarded, or do you want to try sandboarding? Leave your comment below.