Coconut trees

Neighborhood Coqueiros - Neighborhood of Florianópolis
Neighborhood Coqueiros Florianopolis
Coconut shore

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Região: Continental Region of Florianopolis
Close quarters: itaguaçu (2 km) | capoeiras (2,5 km) | Narrow (3,5 km) | Centro (4 km)
Nearby beaches: Campeche beach (17 km south) | Praia do Cacupe (18 km north) | Conceição Lagoon (18,5 km east)
Distances: Centro e Bus Station 4 km | Airport 18,5 km
Also find: Night life, gastronomic route, promenade by the sea

Coqueiros Neighborhood - Location Map

Located on the mainland of Florianópolis, next to the strait that separates the island from the mainland, the Coqueiros neighborhood It is one of the most charming neighborhoods and with the most beautiful view of the South Bay of Santa Catarina Island.

Only 4 km away from the Centro, Coqueiros owns one of the best urban infrastructures in the city. With just over 14 inhabitants, the neighborhood has schools, a police station, a health center, several bank agencies, pharmacies, a supermarket and a wide variety of shops.

The neighborhood is the only one in the continental region where there are two extensions of higher education courses at public institutions. At the head of the Pedro Ivo Campos bridge is installed the Gastronomy course Federal Institute of Santa Catarina (Ifsc) and on Rua Pascoal Simone is the Center for Health and Sport Sciences of Santa Catarina State University (Udesc).

Coqueiros is also quite rich in terms of leisure and outdoor fun. Next to the entrance to the neighborhood is the Parque de Coqueiros, with a bike path, walking paths, lake, children's playground with toys, a huge lawn, outdoor gym, sand soccer courts, Swiss soccer field, beach volleyball court. , basketball court, restrooms and a parking lot for more than 750 vehicles. Every year the park hosts the Spring Festival, with artistic and leisure attractions.

Coqueiros Park Floripa
Coconut Trees Park

Another option is the three beaches. In the first, Praia do Riso, the strip of sand is small. In the other two, Saudade and Meio, the sand strips are larger. The edge of both is urbanized, with a sidewalk for walking and, on Sundays, part of the road is used as a cycle lane for cyclists.

Despite the calm sea, with warm and inviting waters for bathing, in several points of the shore the use is inadvisable due to the pollution points. To see this information, just access the bathing report.

Gastronomic Route of Coqueiros
Gastronomic Route of Coqueiros

On the other hand, it is in this region that the gastronomic route is, a set of restaurants that mix several types of specialties, ranging from oriental, especially Chinese and Japanese, to pasta, pizza, grill and, of course, seafood.

One of the traditional options for nightclubs in the neighborhood is the famous Bar Trintão, in Praia da Saudade, a place that brings together nostalgics and lovers of the hits of yesteryear.

Coconut trees - Night walk along the shore
Coconut trees - Night walk along the shore


The name of Coqueiros is a direct reference to the homonymous tree, since the coconut trees that existed there used to identify the area in other times. A very curious fact in this regard is that, as they live in a neighborhood whose name is in the plural, several residents of Coqueiros have the habit of saying that they live “in Coqueiros”. For a long time, the locality belonged to the municipality of São José.


One of the first records about Coqueiros dates from the end of the XNUMXth century, when the governor of the Captaincy of Santa Catarina released a report that presented the best places for the production of some foodstuffs. However, the effective occupation of the region only took place in the XNUMXth century, with the construction of the first cross and, later, the first chapel.

Old anchor in Coqueiros Park
Old anchor in Coqueiros Park, with Santa Catarina Island in the background.

Still in the XNUMXth century, Coqueiros began to receive the visit of boats powered by steam, which carried out transport between the Island and the Continent. Such modernity was in sharp contrast to the way of life of the inhabitants of the small village, who lived basically from agriculture and fishing, believed in the fantastic stories told by their ancestors and had in the events promoted by the church an important means of sociability.


Throughout the 1907th century, the sea gained even more importance in Coqueiros. In 1920, the Escola de Aprendizes Marinheiros moved to the region, occupying the old building that, in the past, had been the Hospedaria dos Imigrantes and, more recently, housed the Florianópolis Department of Tourism. In the XNUMXs, with the construction of the Hercílio Luz bridge, both the beach of Coqueiros and other resorts on the continent were favored by wealthy families in Florianópolis as areas favorable to leisure. This made the region gain a new pier in 1928.

During the 1930s, several structures and establishments linked to this universe emerged in Coqueiros, such as warehouses, trampolines, clubs and restaurants. During this period, many families built their summer homes there as well. On the other hand, the construction of the Hercílio Luz Bridge meant that the boat crossings between the Island and the Continent practically disappeared.

Coqueiros Beach - Florianópolis
Saudade Beach - Coqueiros

On a trip to Rio de Janeiro, federal intervenor Nereu Ramos had contact with a survey that pointed out Florianópolis as one of the three smallest Brazilian capitals. As soon as he returned to the city, his first move was to form a commission for the territorial review of Santa Catarina. The result of this commission was the decree nº 951 of 1944, which annexed the neighborhoods of Narrow, capoeiras, itaguaçu, Abraão and Coqueiros to the capital.

Coqueiros - Praia da Saudade
Saudade Beach - Coqueiros

The mainland resorts remained the favorites of Florianópolis residents until the 1960s. However, some factors contributed to the compromise of this position: the pollution that reached the beaches near the center of the city, the inauguration of Ponte Colombo Salles and the construction of roads that facilitated the access to the interior of the Island of Santa Catarina.

Coconut Trees Park
Coconut Trees Park

From the 1970s onwards, what could be seen was a real phenomenon of real estate speculation, both in Coqueiros and in neighboring neighborhoods. Consequently, there was also an accelerated process of urbanization, where the humble fishermen's ranches and the old summer houses started to coexist with residential subdivisions of high standard.

Neighborhood Coqueiros - Continental Region
Neighborhood Coqueiros - Continental Region

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  6. itaguaçu
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