About Santa Catarina
The state of Santa Catarina was colonized by European immigrants, Azorean Portuguese, Germans and the Italians. Your social index is one of the best in Brazil and the Americas, and has the highest index for expected life of the country. The state is the sixth largest GDP in the Federation and its economy is diversified and industrialized. His most populous cities are Joinville, Blumenau, Florianópolis, Santa Casa, Curitiba, Itajai, Chapecó, Jaragua do Sul, Palhoça and Lages. The ancestry of the population is mostly in Europe, so Santa Catarina has strong European cultural influence. Thus were left legacies as the influence of the language, the architecture of their cities with houses and buildings typically European style, and festivals such as the famous Oktoberfest takes place in the city of Blumenau since the year 1948, originating in 1810 in Munich, Germany. The mountains of Santa Catarina oppose coastal beaches, coves, bays and several islands. One of the most popular beaches in the state, is the Firecrackers which is in Florianopolis and is the capital of Brazilian diving. Other destinations very popular for its beautiful beaches are, Balneario Camboriu, Itapema, Garopaba, Joaquina, Praia Mole and Praia da Vila, where is the WCT (World Championship Tour) more important world surfing championship. In Santa Catarina you can enjoy the high temperatures in summer, and in winter the cold gives a milder climate that invites you to go in Lages and São Joaquim. It stands out as a great tourist spot also, Beto Carrero World park is the largest theme park in Latin America and is located in Penha. Places to go in Santa Catarina are diverse and the options of restaurants, hotels and inns to stay are also numerous and pleasing to all visitors profiles.