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Balneário Camboriú
Balneário Camboriu

Peoples Collectors were the first inhabitants of the region, who were defeated, around the year 1000, by the Carijós Indians.


These, in turn, were enslaved from the 16th century by settlers from São Vicente. 


The definitive occupation of the region began with the arrival of the Azorean Baltasar Pinto Corrêa and the settlement of European origin in the region began in 1758, when Luso-Azoreans and some families from Porto Belo settled in the place called Nossa Senhora do Bonsucesso, later called Bar.

Praias de Balneário Camboriú
Beaches in Balneario Camboriu

Balneário Camboriú is a Brazilian municipality located on the northern coast of the state of Santa Catarina, in the southern region of the country. It belongs to the Metropolitan Region of Foz do Rio Itajaí and is located about 80 km from the state capital, Florianópolis.

The city, with its steep hills that drop down to the sea, is popular with South Americans.


The main seaside avenue is Avenida Atlântica and its famous cable car connects the city's central beach to Laranjeiras beach.


Balneário has an estimated population of 138,000 inhabitants, but it can reach more than a million during the summer

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Thilhas de Balneário Camboriú
Trails in Balneario Camboriu

There are two versions regarding the origin of the toponym Camboriú.

One of popular origin, due to a sharp bend in the river near the mouth, says that, when asked by someone looking for a person, the locals would say: "camba o rio", a word often used by fishermen in the region.


The second (and more acceptable) version is that of Father Raulino Reitz: very old maps indicate the name Camboriú river before there was settlement of European origin in the area; the toponym Camboriú would then come from Tupi, formed by the agglutination of the words kamuri (sea bass) and 'y (river). According to this version, therefore, "Camboriú" would mean "river of sea bass".


Ponto Turístico de Balneário Camboriú
Balneario Camboriu Landmark
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