Estrelas no Mar is located in Praia Pantano do Sul, one of the last traditional fisherman's villages on the island of Florianopolis. Our hostel is very close to the beach... You will wake up, pass your days, and fall asleep with the sound of the waves!
There are some great things to do in and around Pantano do Sul:
-eat at Arante's restaurant, famous for its fresh caught fish and for its walls that are covered in notes from visitors
-go to Lagoinha do Leste, a beautiful and uninhabited beach that can only be reached by an hour hike or by boat
-visit Armacao, a nearby village with great waves for surfing and plenty of acai to eat
-take the boat to Ilha do Campeche
-shop for fresh fruits and vegetables at the market
-just relax, hang out at our hostel, and do nothing
During your stay at our hostel we want you to feel just like we do: relaxed, happy, and at home! Our hostel is clean and comfortable and it's a great place to stay while you explore the south of Floripa! We have both dormitories and private rooms, so let us know what you'd prefer.
Some more information that might be useful to you:
-We offer free breakfast, wifi, bed linens, and personal lockers
-It is quiet here in Pantano. It's not the place to come if you're looking to party
-There is no ATM in Pantano, so be sure to stop at one before you come
-Only minutes from our hostel is a supermarket and peixaria (fish market), so you can cook your own food in our fully equipped kitchen
Muito obrigado and we hope to see you soon!
Time: about an hour or an hour and a half
Cost: about 6 reals
Using the bus system can seem scary, but its easy once you learn how it works. In the meantime, ask the friendly bus drivers and 'cobradors' (the worker who sits close to the front of the bus and collects fares) to help you. Travel like the locals and save money too!
So. Here we go. When you arrive at the airport, get your bags if you want. Then exit the airport, turn right, and walk about one minute along the sidewalk. You will arrive at the bus stop. Wait here. Get on the the 183 or the 186 (Corredor Sudeste) and pay the fare (2,90 as of now) to the 'cobrador'. Take the bus to the last stop, the local bus terminal (TICEN). After you get TICEN, take the 410 (Rio Tavares). Signs will help you find where the bus is. After you get on the 410, you will pay the 'cobrador' another fare. The last stop will be the Rio Tavares bus terminal. Get off the bus and take the 563 (Costa de Dentro) or 564 (Pantano do Sul). After about 10 minutes, tell the driver to leave you on Praia do Pantano do Sul. After you get off the bus, follow the road about 3 or 4 minutes to the beach. Turn right, walk about one minute, and look for our sign. Congratulations!
Directions from Intercity bus terminal (Rodoviaria):
Time: about 40 minutes
Cost: about 60 reals
Tell the driver you want to go to Praia Pantano do Sul.
Time: about an hour
Cost: about 3 reals
After you get to the intercity bus terminal (Rodoviaria), exit the station and follow the sidewalk to the right about 5 minutes. You'll see the local bus terminal (TICEN). Go in and use the signs to help you find the 410 (Rio Tavares). The last stop will be the Rio Tavares bus terminal. Get off the bus and take the 563 (Costa de Dentro) or 564 (Pantano do Sul). After about 10 minutes, tell the driver to leave you on Praia do Pantano do Sul. After you get off the bus, follow the road about 3 or 4 minutes to the beach. Turn right, walk about one minute, and look for our sign. Congratulations!