Florianopolis, the city to watch WTA tennis matches with beautiful views

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Since last Saturday Florianopolis has been hosting the WTA Brasil Tennis Cup with the prize money of US$ 235,000. The tennis star Venus Williams is taking part of this great event that finishes on March 2nd. The tournament visitors can appreciate the natural beauties of the place and enjoy the city.

Courts Location

The five hard tennis courts are placed in the Local Tennis Federation, in Avenida Beira Mar Norte, in the City Center. Outside the courts is possible to have access to a food court, sportive store from Asics and an artistic exposition about tennis.

There are specialized restaurants in this area, fast food, skeatboard park, bicycle trak, place to walk, bars, besides there is Shopping Beiramar, with many stores and entertainment.  

Tickets to see the matches: you must get in www.blueticket.com.br, including tickets for vip area.

How to Get in the City

The visitors can arrive by plane, the International Airport Hercílio Luz is located inside the city and operate flights from the most important airlines of Brazil and of the South America. There are taxi services in the airport and also car rental and bus stop.

The tournaments courts are about 15 km away from the airport, so it is easy to get a taxi to get there.

It is also possible to go by car or bus, taking the roads nearby, Florianopolis is located from 300 km of Curitiba,  476 km of Porto Alegre and 705 km of São Paulo, those are the main capitals cities close to  Florianopolis.

Renting a car is a very good idea, because the beaches are far from the City Center (where is the tournament).

Some options for car rental:

Hertz – Stores in the airport, Center and Costão do Santinho.
Rua Bocaiúva, 2125 – City Center
Phone: (48) 3224-9955 / 3236-9955
E-mail: floripa@hertz-sc.com.br

Inova Aluguel de Carros: inside the airport Hercílio Luz.

Phone: (48) 0800 648 7777

Taxis – speaking english and spanish
Phone:  (48) 9917-2675 (TIM) / 8418-2675 (OI)
E-mail: acesso5@bol.com.br


The official hotel is the Majestic Palace Hotel, Av Beira Mar Norte, 2746, City Center, phone: (48) 32318000. This hotel is very close to the tournament courts, about 10 minutes walking.


Other hotel options near to the tournament site:

Sofitel Forianópolis
Av. Rubens de Arruda Ramos, 2034 (Beira Mar Norte) City Center
Phones: (48) 3202-6100 / 3202-6101
E-mail: reserva.sofitelflorianopolis@accor.com.br

Plaza Baía Norte    
Av. Beira Mar Norte, 220 – City Center

Phone: (48) 3229-3144 / Fax: 3225-3227
E-mail: reservas@baianorte.com.br


Porto da Ilha Hotel

R. Dom Jaime Câmara, 43 – City Center
Phone: (48)3229-3000
E-mail: reservaspi@portodailha.com.br


Some restaurants and bars close to the courts:


All Grill

Rua Bocaiúva, 2468 store 323 - Beiramar Shopping

Phone: (48) 3224-4588


Arataka Restaurante (El Divino Lounge)

Rua Almirante Lamego, 1147 (Av. Beira Mar Norte) – City Center

Phone: (48) 3225-1266 www.eldivinobrasil.com.br


Cantina Di Bernardi

Jardim Olívio Amorim, 10 ( Praça da Hercílio Luz) – City Center

Phone: (48) 3223-2321 www.cantinadibernardi.com.br


Kanpai Sushi Bar

Alves de Brito, 161 – City Center

Phone: (48) 3028-6618


Papparella Pizzaria

Av. Beira Mar Norte, 1560 – City Center

 Phone: (48) 3222- 0421 / 32www.papparella.com.br


Other nice restaurants:

Barracuda Restaurante & Grill

Av. das Rendeiras ( Esq. com a Rua Mandala, nº 30) - Lagoa da Conçeição

Phone: (48) 3232-5301 www.barracudagrill.com.br


Café De La Musique

Av. dos Merlins, Posto de Praia 1-B, s/n° - Jurerê Internacional

Phone: (48) 3282-1325  www.praiacafedelamusique.com.br


Pizza na Pedra da Lagoa

Av. Afonso Delambert Neto, 853 - Lagoa da Conceição  

Phone: (48) 3232-0912 www.pizzanapedradalagoa.com.br


Confraria Chopp da Ilha

Av. Afonso Delambert Neto, 671 - Lagoa da Conceição

Phone: (48) 3334- 3696 www.confrariachoppdailha.com.br


The night life in Florianopolis is hectic, so there are some options:

John Bull Pub

Rock shows from Thursday to Saturday

Avenida das Rendeiras, 1046 - Lagoa da Conceição

Phone: (48)32328535


Confraria Club

Rua João Pacheco da Costa, 31 – Lagoa da Conceição

Phone: (48) 78117705


El Divino

R. Alm. Lamego, 1147, City Center

Phone:(48) 3225-1266


In Florianopolis, the most famous beaches are Joaquina, Mole, Canasvieiras, Jurerê e Ingleses. The schooner rides are amazing. Usually, the tours begin from Beira-mar Norte (close to the tournament site) and from Canasvieiras. Following bellow, some companies that make tours in schooner.

Scuna Sul - Av. Osvaldo Rodrigues Cabral, s/n
Phone:(48) 3225-1806 / 3225-4425 / 9971-1806
Email: scunasul@scunasul.com.br

Ondança Passeios Personalizados - Lagoa da Conceição
Phone:(48)3232-1965 / 8803-3772
e-mail: ondanca@gmail.com