Settled largely by the Azoreans, a distinct Portuguese island culture, Ribeirao da Ilha is a quiet coastal town about an hour's ride south from Florianopolis that whispers for you to enjoy the less-beaten-path. A conglomeration of vibrantly pastel, single story buildings, the biggest draw is the fresh seafood, particularly the oysters, which can be found around town in a number of inexpensive restaurants. The historic city square is also home to a Museum of Ethnography, which houses artifacts of Santa Catarina history and some of Azorean origin, while the Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lapa do Ribeirao is a church that has looked down on the village for three centuries.
Location:Ribeirao da Ilha
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