Cachoeira do Bom Jesus neighborhood

Bom Jesus Waterfall - Florianópolis neighborhood

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Região: north of the island
Close quarters: Ponta das Canas (2 km) | Canasvieiras (3 km) | English from Rio Vermelho (6 km)
Nearby beaches: Cachoeira do Bom Jesus Beach | Canasvieiras beach | Ponta das Canas beach | Ingleses Beach
Distances: Centro e Bus Station 31 km | Airport 40 km
Also find: water sports, fishing

Map Location Praia da Cachoeira do Bom Jesus

The Cachoeira do Bom Jesus neighborhood is located north from Santa Catarina Island, 31 km from the Centro Florianópolis, between the neighborhoods of Canasvieiras, mice, Sao Joao do Rio Vermelho e English from Rio Vermelho.

Its area ranges from the beaches of Bom Jesus waterfall, Ponta das Canas and Lagoinha to Vargem Grande and Vargem do Bom Jesus.

Despite occupying a large area of ​​land in the region, the neighborhood is concentrated along the two main roads, Avenida Luiz Boiteux Piazza and Rua Leonel Pereira.

Cachoeira do Bom Jesus Beach
Cachoeira do Bom Jesus Beach

In the last decade, the neighborhood underwent an intense restructuring, leaving behind the rural aspect and taking on urban contours, which has encouraged new residents to settle in the region.

Currently, its fixed population already exceeds 15.000 inhabitants, and during the holiday and summer season this number doubles. But Cachoeira do Bom Jesus has kept its most precious characteristics: the peace, the residential air and the great presence of greenery and nature.


Along Avenida Luiz Boiteux Piazza, which provides access to other locations, there is a shopping center, markets, pharmacies, bakeries and gas stations, making it unnecessary to travel to other neighborhoods in the north of the island to find what you need. if looking.

Very popular among tourists from the Southern Cone, Cachoeira do Bom Jesus brings together different nationalities and cultures during the summer. The region has a good supply of means of lodging and tourist services, such as hotels, inns, aparts, flats and properties for seasonal rental, as well as real estate agencies, restaurants and tour operators.

Ponta das Canas, Cachoeira do Bom Jesus, Canasvieiras, Jurerê, Jurerê Internacional and Daniela beaches
North of the Island: Ponta das Canas, Cachoeira do Bom Jesus, Canasvieiras, Jurerê, Jurerê Internacional and Daniela beaches (from bottom to top)

Nightlife options in the region are scarce. However, due to the proximity, it is possible to enjoy the most popular bars, nightclubs and beach points in city, located in the districts of Traditional Jurerê, Jurerê International, Canasvieiras and English.


The name of the neighborhood refers to a small waterfall in a watercourse, which rises on the slope of the main hill in the region and flows into the beach. As the community in the region is consecrated to Senhor do Bom Jesus, the locality came to be called Cachoeira do Bom Jesus. However, the beach only received this name in the 1960s.

The history of the Cachoeira do Bom Jesus neighborhood is directly related to the development of the neighboring neighborhood, Canasvieiras. The first records of settlement in the region begin in 1754, with the foundation of Vila de São Francisco de Paula das Canas Vieiras by Azorean and Madeiran immigrants. Later, in 1885, the community of Senhor Bom Jesus was created in the locality called Vargem do Bom Jesus.

Map Location Neighborhood Cachoeira do Bom Jesus

Initially, people lived in the livestock and subsistence agriculture region, focusing on the production of sugarcane, cassava, corn, beans and coffee. Only later to fishery came to establish itself as one of the economic pillars.

In the second half of the 401th century, with the creation of the District of Cachoeira do Bom Jesus and the paving of the SC-XNUMX Highway, which connects the central region to the north of the Island, the Canasvieiras neighborhood, neighboring Cachoeira do Bom Jesus, became became one of the main summer destinations, both for the local population and for foreign tourists, mainly Argentines and Uruguayans.


Gradually, the expansion of tourism in the region became one of the main sources of income, stimulating the construction of hotels, inns, houses and apartments for rent, transforming the bucolic landscape of the region. With tourism came urban development and a large number of people from other cities in the state and the country, in search of better quality of life and jobs.

This new migratory movement ended up causing a tree population, stimulating disorderly occupation, including in areas of permanent preservation and hillsides, altering landscapes, cultural relations and the rural way of life. Since then, the Cachoeira do Bom Jesus neighborhood has been expanding continuously.

DISCOVER MORE North Region Neighborhoods from Florianopolis

Neighborhoods in the North Region of Florianópolis
  1. Bom Jesus waterfall
  2. cacupé
  3. Canasvieiras
  4. Daniela
  5. English from Rio Vermelho
  6. Jurerê International
  7. Traditional Jurerê
  8. Ponta das Canas
  9. Brava Beach
  10. sambaqui
  11. Saint Anthony of Lisbon

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