Destination guide

The lively city of Sao Jose awaits you

Take a vacation to Sao Jose and enjoy the area's opera, churches and architecture. Renowned for its island views, windsurfing and surfing, this city welcomes all visitors. Mole Beach and Campeche Island are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Sao Jose

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Sao Jose a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tamar Project (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Aqua Show Park (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Sao Jose

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Sao Jose is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mole Beach (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Campeche Island (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Lagoinha do Leste Beach (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Morro da Cruz (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Sambaqui Point Beach (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Sambaqui Beach (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Sao Jose

Fly into Florianopolis (FLN-Hercilio Luz Intl.), the closest airport, located 9 mi (14.6 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around São José?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,266 house rentals around São José. From 560 Houses to 543 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around São José is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in São José?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in São José. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Teatro Adolfho Mello: 1,998 vacation rentals
  • Sao Jose City Hall: 2,073 vacation rentals
  • Florianópolis: 2,343 vacation rentals
  • Ingleses Sul: 262 vacation rentals
  • Açores: 38 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in São José! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in São José?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in São José:

  • Florianópolis: 2,343 rentals
  • Governador Celso Ramos: 1,732 rentals
  • Paulo Lopes: 468 rentals
  • Palhoça: 766 rentals
  • Biguaçu: 1,000 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in São José?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in São José. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Teatro Adolfho Mello: 1,998 vacation homes
  • Sao Jose City Hall: 2,073 vacation homes
  • Praia da Armação: 873 vacation homes
  • Florianopolis Cathedral: 2,201 vacation homes
  • Naufragados Cannons: 889 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around São José listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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