The Pluma company took me from the Argentine capital to Floripa - as Florianópolis is known throughout the continent - for only about 150 Reais on a journey that should last 25 hours but it lasted until 30 because of traffic. The truth is that it was a torture that I do not recommend to anyone. A note: the ticket was cheaper to buy it on the web as a Brazilian - using my girlfriend's Brazilian identification number - than if I had bought it at the box office of the Buenos Aires Retiro station. I recommend that you do this if you have a Brazilian friend or friend because it is not necessary that the traveler is the same as the one who buys the ticket or the one who provides his identification number to access the purchase.
As I had already spent 9 days in the Barra do Lagoa de Floripa, I took another bus and headed to the Guarda do Embaú, just an hour and a little south of the capital of the State of Santa Catarina, in the Municipality of Palhoça.
Embaú is one of the capitals of Surfing in southern Brazil. Quaint as few, since you have to cross the river da Madre to access its main beach. To cross the small river you can choose between simply swimming - if you do not carry any type of attire to the beach apart from the swimsuit - or use the service offered by boatmen for only 2 pesos per person per trip. It is located in the Serra do Tabuleiro State Park, and is a small beach, with simple inns and residential, bars, some restaurants and lush Atlantic vegetation.
After spending almost 4 full days I decided not to stay alone in that small but wonderful beach but I took my backpack with a towel, water and a sandwich and took the path that goes to the left just before reaching the river. The road borders the coast and leads to a couple of tiny coves where too many people are still crowded - in high season - due to its proximity to the town. I decided not to stop there and continue looking for more solitary places.
After climbing a hill from where there were beautiful views I continued on my way to a second mound after which I could not guess what there might be. The coast is quite rocky and I had no hope of finding a good place to spread my towel and enjoy a quiet afternoon. I was wrong, passing this high and already more than an hour from the town, I found a beautiful beach populated by only about 20 people who enjoyed beautiful blue waters that licked rocks that contained a wild vegetation that seized the hillside of The hills.
After eating there and taking a good bath, I walked through the rocks of the coast and went into a green area following a well marked path. New small peaks and new views made him enjoy a beautiful walk and take good photos.
La Guarda busts with tourism in the months of January and February and its restaurants, small souvenir shops and its pub with live music on the beach are full of life in these months. Part of the Argentine tourism that does not want to pass the burdens of Floripa is also diverted to this area, creating an Argentine-Brazilian atmosphere that makes the party continue until the wee hours of the morning while caipirinhas and fernets - typical drink in Argentina - intermingle without control. For single travelers I recommend you go out at night because the women of these two countries are, for me, the most beautiful of the countries I know. If there is any woman who reads to us who thinks about men!