Balneário Camboriú, Brazil 🇧🇷 Gringo's Guide
The "Dubai" of the Brazilian south...
When you hear of “Dubai” in the tropics, you might think of Panama City. However, Brazil has a city of its own that can rival its skyline.
A place with lots of money, strong nightlife, things to do 24/7, and pristine reserved beaches.
Today, we’re talking about the most action-packed city of Santa Catarina, Brazil:
Balneário Camboriú 🇧🇷
Balneário, a Dubai Brasileira
Balneário Camboriú, Brazil 🇧🇷
Permanent population of around 150.000. Santa Catarina is similar to Switzerland and Germany in this regard: Fairly well-spread out population. A collection of mid-sized cities.
However, in the summer, the population blows up to about 1 million. The vacation season in Brazil (between November and February) is when the city is the most packed.
Balneário Camboriú is located by the coast at the end of the Itajaí Valley, in Santa Catarina.
That’s atlantic rainforest in a subtropical climate. As such, it has humid weather, Cfa on the Köppen climate scale. January and February have the most rain, while winter is the driest season.
Winters are mildly cold, with some days or weeks being exceptionally cold for Brazilian standards (10-13 degrees celsius), but mostly staying on the 15-18 degrees celsius range. Most Brazilians won’t want to get in the beach during this time.
Summers are hot, with the average high being about 28-29 degrees celsius, and some days crossing the 30s.
Luckily, in Balneário Camboriú there are a lot of beaches and the wind is generous. It relieves the heat.