Porto Belo, Brazil

Porto Belo is located south of Rio de Janeiro on the Atlantic Ocean in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. The small town is famous for its good beaches, emerald-green waters, and great diving opportunities. The weather in Porto Belo is ideal year-round, with temperatures averaging about 80 degrees and a trade wind bringing in a cool breeze.

I visited Porto Belo on a South America cruise on the Celebrity Infinity that embarked in Buenos Aires, cruised up the coast of Brazil to Buzios and to Rio de Janeiro for Carnaval and the famous Samba Parade, and then returned to Buenos Aires.

The Infinity offered shore excursions to the towns of Florianopolis or Blumenau, an ecological tour of Camboriu, and a beach tour. Although these sounded interesting, we decided to just take the tender into town and do a little souvenir shopping. As these photos show, there's not much in the small village of Porto Belo, but we enjoyed strolling the main streets and doing some people watching on the beach.

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Porto Belo, Brazil

Schooner off the coast of Porto Belo, Brazil
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison

Sailing on a schooner is a fun activity in Porto Belo, Brazil.

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Porto Belo, Brazil

Porto Belo, Brazil
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Dancers in Porto Belo, Brazil

Dancers in Porto Belo, Brazil
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Park in Porto Belo, Brazil
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Street scene in Porto Belo, Brazil
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil - City Hall

Street scene in Porto Belo, Brazil
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil - Selling Bread in Porto Belo, Brazil

Selling Bread in Porto Belo, Brazil
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil - Whimsical Yard Decorations

Porto Belo, Brazil - Whimsical Yard Decorations
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil - One of the Small Shops in Porto Belo

Porto Belo, Brazil - One of the Small Shops in Porto Belo
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil - Main Street of Porto Belo

Porto Belo, Brazil - Main Street of Porto Belo
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil - Beach Scene

Porto Belo, Brazil - Beach Scene
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil Beach Scene

Porto Belo, Brazil Beach Scene
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil - Beach Scene

Porto Belo, Brazil - Beach Scene
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil

Porto Belo, Brazil
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Enjoying the Beach in Porto Belo, Brazil

Porto Belo, Brazil - Beach Scene
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil - Beach Scene

Porto Belo, Brazil - Beach Scene
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil

Porto Belo, Brazil
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Park in Porto Belo, Brazil
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil - View from Celebrity Infinity Tender

Porto Belo, Brazil - View from Celebrity Infinity Tender
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil - View from Celebrity Infinity Tender

Porto Belo, Brazil - View from Celebrity Infinity Tender
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil - View from Celebrity Infinity Tender

Porto Belo, Brazil - View from Celebrity Infinity Tender
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Porto Belo, Brazil

Porto Belo, Brazil - View of Tender Leaving Porto Belo from Deck of Celebrity Infinity
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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Celebrity Infinity at Anchor Off Porto Belo, Brazil

Celebrity Infinity at Anchor Off Porto Belo, Brazil
Porto Belo Picture (c) Linda Garrison
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