Barra da Lagoa

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Barra da Lagoa
Skyline of Barra da Lagoa
Barra da Lagoa is located in Brazil
Barra da Lagoa
Barra da Lagoa
Barra da Lagoa in Brazil
Coordinates: 27°34′41″S 48°25′48″W / 27.57806°S 48.43000°W / -27.57806; -48.43000Coordinates: 27°34′41″S 48°25′48″W / 27.57806°S 48.43000°W / -27.57806; -48.43000
Country Brazil
State Santa Catarina
City Florianópolis
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,331
Time zone Brasília time (UTC−03:00)
 • Summer (DST) Brasília summer time (UTC−02:00)

Barra da Lagoa is a small fishing village in the city of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The village is set on the mouth of a tidewater channel that flows in and out of the Island's sizable lagoon, the Lagoa da Conceição. The channel is at the end of a long beach made up of Praia Barra da Lagoa (English:Barra da Lagoa Beach) and Mozambique Beach which form a single 14 km stretch of beach.[1][2][3]

Barra da Lagoa is home to a turtle preservation centre operated by Projeto TAMAR.[4]


  1. ^ St Louis, Regis; Chandler, Gary; Clark, Gregor; Gleeson, Bridget; Noble, John; Raub, Kevin; Smith, Paul (2013). "Barra da Lagoa & Around". Lonely Planet Brazil. Lonely Planet. pp. 631–2. ISBN 1742200605. 
  2. ^ "Praia do Moçambique". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Barra da Lagoa" (in Portuguese). Prefeitura de Florianópolis. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Florianópolis - SC". Project TAMAR. Retrieved 11 September 2014.