By Roger Cox, Editor
Surrounded by crystalline water, Costão do Santinho Resort and Spa fronts Santinho beach, one of the most beautiful of the 42 on the island. Located 35 km (21 miles) north of Florianópolis (home to Gustavo Kuerten), the capital city of Santa Catarina, the resort basks in beautiful natural surroundings, and helps to make Florianópolis a synonym for a sun and sea holiday.
Costão do Santinho was the first resort in the south of the country to be created to harmonize self-sustainable tourism with nature and the local population. The resort sprawls across an area of one million m², of which 750 thousand m² are Atlantic forest, rocky coastlines, and dunes. These have all been preserved in a literally untouchable Private Natural Patrimony Reserve. Costão do Santinho ranks as one of the largest resorts in Brazil, a standout in the south of the country where it is recognized for the quality of its services, its international standards of elegance, and charming atmosphere.
Tennis players can look forward to 8, professionally staffed red-clay courts that are part of a larger sports complex with soccer fields, multi-sport courts, a climbing wall, and bowling alley. Every July the resort stages two weeks of tennis clinics featuring such notable Basilian tennis players as Carlos Kirmayr, Thomaz Koch, Marcelo "Cascata" Rebelo, and Carlos Goffi and there are other events during selected weeks of the year.
Lodging comprises oceanfront hotel rooms and suites as well as villas with one-to-three bedrooms and complete kitchens. Check with the resort for rates.
Visit the website for current rates