Compared to some bigger cities in Brazil like Sao Paulo and Rio, Florianopolis is a city that is easier to navigate. The capital city of Santa Catarina can be easily explored by bus, by car, or by taxi.
With its own public bus system, tourists in Florianopolis can enjoy exploring the city on a lesser price. There is a series of nine bus hubs in the city; one in each of Floripa’s major neighborhoods. Thus, if you need to travel between neighborhoods, you need to go through both hubs – in the area you are from and in the area you are traveling to. There are buses too that travel to some key cities in the country.
Driving in the city, on the other hand, can be a convenient option for visitors in the city. However, streets in Floripa get clogged by cars, especially during the summer months, making it a nightmare to many drivers. If really still prefer getting around the city driving, your best option is to leave early in the morning to avoid traffic. Off-seasons though offer no problem to drivers.
Finally, taking a cab in Floripa is considered by many to be the best option to get around. Generally metered, taxis in the city are cheap for short-distance trips; its drivers are friendly and honest as well.