The resort town of Balneário Camboriú in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina sits between the Rio Camboriú on one side and Praia Central on the other. Known for its coastal beauty and high-rise skyline, the city is perhaps most famous for the cable car that links the two beaches of Praia Central and Praia Laranjeiras. From a romantic guesthouse with bohemian interiors and lush gardens to family-friendly beachside hotels, here are the best places to stay in Balneário Camboriú – all bookable with Culture Trip.
Looking for a sophisticated spot to stay in Balneário Camboriú for a romantic trip? This concept hotel is inspired by the exclusivity of champagne and combines classic elegance with a contemporary edge – think chandeliers, marble floors, contemporary designer furniture and a heated pool with a bold graphic tiling that will make the perfect backdrop for holiday snaps. The chic double rooms are all perfectly suited for couples, but if you’re planning for a special occasion book either the Double Deck Suite, which features a large private deck, or the Brut Suite, which boasts an in-room bathtub and a separate living room.
This family-friendly hotel just steps away from the most famous beach on Santa Catarina is also but a three-minute walk to the FG Big Wheel Ferris wheel, a key symbol of the city. The round, nautical-inspired architecture of the hotel stands proudly on the seafront, with many of the rooms offering expansive ocean views. Parents will enjoy relaxing around the pool, while kids will enjoy the children’s pool, well-equipped kids club and games room. One of the highlights here is breakfast, which can be enjoyed poolside or in the light-filled restaurant.
Want value-for-money accommodation that doesn’t sacrifice style? Pousada Bella Casa is a modern guest house in the Jardim late Clube neighbourhood, conveniently close to the Central Beach of Balneário Camboriú and Unipraias Park, a forested adventure park with viewpoints, zip lines and rides. The simple yet comfortable rooms range from double to quadruple, whilst there’s a cosy restaurant where the buffet breakfast is served. The best part? The outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by a landscaped garden with towering palm trees.
The dreamy interiors of this secluded guesthouse make the perfect setting for a romantic getaway – think billowing curtains, colorful silk cushions and finely crafted timber furnishings. The rooms range from cosy apartments to spacious suites with ocean-view balconies. The hotel bistro – which features a lush green wall – is considered one of the best restaurants in the region, serving up international and regional dishes such as fresh pasta with frutti di mare, steak with gnocchi and mussels with tomatoes and red onion. There’s also a games room with a pool table, card table and vintage arcade games for after-dinner fun.
If you’re searching for a business hotel or somewhere with events facilities, book a room at Hotel Plaza Camboriú. Located on the corner of Avenida Brasil and Avenida Alvin Bauer in the city centre, the hotel has direct access to the BR-101 highway and the port city of Itajaí, which is known for its surf beaches. There are 167 apartments and two suites over 17 floors and every room boasts a work desk and WiFi. There’s also two event spaces, a large restaurant and a spacious foyer that can be used to host corporate and festive events.
This adults-only hotel is perched on a hill between the cosmopolitan resort town of Balneário Camboriú and the port city of Itajaí, which is popular with surfers thanks to beaches such as Praia Brava and Praia do Atalaia. There are 11 suites and one villa – but the most interesting room to book is the Green House. This unit, which is built based on sustainable principles, is surrounded by the hotel’s lush gardens and features a king-size bed, balcony with hot tub and designer furniture by Sollos and Jader Almeida. Bistro Felissimo is another highlight, serving up fine dining dishes such as shrimp risotto with pecorino, bread crumbs, and lemon and organic chicken shawarma with hummus and babaganoush.
For over 40 years, Hotel Gumz has been providing families, couples and business travelers with a welcoming place to stay in Balneário Camboriú. There are 81 rooms, ranging from single apartments to a quadruple that’s designed to easily accommodate families. The breakfast buffet features a variety of fruits and cakes, while there’s an indoor pool for relaxing – although the central beach is also just a stroll away. Just want to sit back and watch the world go by? The hotel’s sidewalk cafe tables are perfectly positioned for an afternoon of people watching.
Just 80m (262ft) from Praia Central beach and conveniently located for trips to the Atlântico Shopping mall, this comfortable hotel is ideally positioned for a holiday in Balneário Camboriú. The hotel itself has a variety of leisure facilities – including a sauna, indoor swimming pool, games room and a well-equipped gym – which are all free for guests to use. Travelling with friends and looking for affordable accommodation? Book the quadruple room, which has the option of four single beds, or a double bed and two single beds.
Searching for a centrally located yet affordable hotel in Balneário Camboriú? The Tropikalya Prime Hotel ticks all the boxes – and also features free wifi, substantial buffet breakfast and secure parking. There’s a choice of single, double, triple, quadruple, or even quintuple rooms, catering to everyone from solo and business travelers to groups of family and friends. If you want to get to know the city, the staff can help to plan trips to nearby attractions, including the Beto Carrero World theme park, which is known for its rollercoasters and the colorful castle at the entrance.
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