This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Balneário Camboriú.
Balneario Camboriu is a city in the south of Brazil that is one of the highest-rated tourist destinations in the country. Featuring lush beaches, museums, a colorful history, and a diverse culture, this city is filled with beauty and adventure at every turn. From the Praia Central to the ecotourist attractions, Balneario Camboriu is one of the cities in Brazil that you have to visit when you go.
If you are looking for hostels in the city, you should search for units near the Praia Central, or the Central Beach. The hostels in this area might be more expensive than in the rest of the city, but the proximity to this famed beach is worth it. The water in this area is very calm, relaxing, and clear. There are many hotels, hostels, restaurants, clubs, and other venues to explore on the waterfront.
Along the beachfront there are colonial style streets, parks, and buildings. The boardwalk is lit up at night for added effect. Other beaches to visit in the city include the Praia Estaleiro and Praia Estalerinho. Estaleiro is known for its waves, which are made for surfing. It is a hidden beach with golden sand, blue water, and flourishing vegetation. Estalerinho is close to a major highway and has white sands.
If you truly like exploring, try visiting the Ilha des Cabras (Island of Goats). It is a natural island in Balneario Camboriu, which is not far off the coast of the city. You can get here using a canoe, kayak, or a rented boat. Do not expect to find hostels here. Instead, there are many rare species of plants at which to marvel at.
For a truly enchanting experience, visit the Cristo Luz, a 110-foot statue of Christ holding a beacon. It stands on the highest part of the city, rather like the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro. Getting here is easy, and it is full of other attractions, like the cavern of Our Lady of Aparecida and the many museums that contain the history of the city and its religion.
Written by local enthusiast for Balneário Camboriú hostelsJakob Lombardi