Car adventures in Florianopolis

Getting to the next beach in Florianopolis can be quite the mission and take up a lot of valuable beach time especially on a bus. So a group of us from the hostel decided to hire a car for the day and after a bit of paper, scissors, rock, Ryan drew the short straw to be the driver. Thank goodness I was ruled out because I can not drive manual, plus driving on the other side of the road scares the shit out of me.

So we all 5 of us poured into this small as car, and we were off on a mission. In the 24 hours of being car borrowers we managed to see many beaches, watch a great sunset, found a waterfall, conquered what felt like the longest dirt hilly back road (that surprisingly the car could handle just, with the coaxing of putting the pedal of the medal), and more importantly had some great laughs with some great people. Here's some of our photos of our endeavour.

First beach we arrived to was covered in smog, providing a slight dampener to start, but at least we got a slightly unique spooky scene. 

First beach we arrived to was covered in smog, providing a slight dampener to start, but at least we got a slightly unique spooky scene. 

But after a small coffee break, the sun had broken through and the sight was much more lively and inviting.

But after a small coffee break, the sun had broken through and the sight was much more lively and inviting.

The fishing boats provided a burst of colour.

The fishing boats provided a burst of colour.

Our wicked travel squad minus Ryan.

Our wicked travel squad minus Ryan.

Ryan finally stopped hiding behind the camera

Ryan finally stopped hiding behind the camera

Heading out to hunt down a waterfall, instantly regretting our choice of footwear. Flip flops and the forest like pathway didn't mix very well haha!  

Heading out to hunt down a waterfall, instantly regretting our choice of footwear. Flip flops and the forest like pathway didn't mix very well haha!  

Casual beach look out.

Casual beach look out.

Boat parking at its finest.  

Boat parking at its finest.  

Whislt wondering along this beach we got to insight into the fishing culture here by watching two locals fish. First they set the line out via boat then once back on land they manually pulled in their net/catch towards the beach.

Whislt wondering along this beach we got to insight into the fishing culture here by watching two locals fish. First they set the line out via boat then once back on land they manually pulled in their net/catch towards the beach.

Found the perfect location to successfully complete our sunset mission.

Found the perfect location to successfully complete our sunset mission.

Surrounded by good people, all that was missing was a beverage in hand. 

Surrounded by good people, all that was missing was a beverage in hand. 

To read more about what else you can do in Florianopolis, check out my backpackers guide.