7 Days Brazilian Capoeira Training

  • Rua Dorvalina Carolina Florindo, 37, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

7 Days Brazilian Capoeira Training

  • Rua Dorvalina Carolina Florindo, 37, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

Capoeira in Brazil

Brazil Trails invites you to join a refreshing Capoeira training in a beautiful part of Brazil, Florianopolis. Here, you will find ideal conditions to learn and to improve one of the most traditional and beloved Brazilian sports, Capoeira. The training will take place at a cozy and enchanting training center, Ilha de Palmares or Island of the Palm Trees. Other classes might be held open air near a beach and sometimes in a special space where a Capoeira event might take place. Enjoy beautiful scenery, professional teaching, exotic culture, open and friendly people, and a relaxing atmosphere far away from the hustle and bustle of big cities while getting all the comfort that you need at the same time.


  • Join in the berimbau workshop
  • Capoeira training with Master Calunga
  • Participate in Roda de Capoeira on Friday evening (when available)
  • Be a part of and support the center's third cultural initiative project
  • Breakfast for the whole duration of your stay
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • Portuguese, English
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Accommodation will be at a bed & breakfast in Barra da Lagoa, Florianopolis. You can choose between a single and a double luxury room which have the following features:

Air box spring bed/s

Ensuite with hot shower and private bath

Air conditioned


By the time you request the quote you will be informed of the best option available. The bed and breakfast close to the beach are 3 kilometers to the Capoeira Center. You can ride a bus then walk 10 minutes. Or you can let Brazil Trails know if you´d like a rental car.

Capoeira Lesson

You will have one 1.5 hour class a day, three times in the week, which will also give you time to explore other parts of this beautiful island. Or you can add more Capoeira lessons to your program, just let Brazil Trails know. It does not matter if you are a beginner, a beginner with some experience or an experienced Capoeira player; Calunga, the Capoeira Master and his colleagues, will give you personal attention to your ability level. The classes will be in Calungas training center, and there might be options to train in the open air in one of the many beautiful beaches of the island or some other special places where there might be a Capoeira event that week. Besides the Capoeira training, you will also discover more about the local nature where you are playing, and help out the environment by planting a tree in the wood nearby.

Depending on the season you come, Friday evening is the time of the weekly Roda de Capoeira, when the Capoeira students and teachers get together. In the evening you will play in the Roda to practice what you've learned during the week.

You may also take part in a Berimbau workshop, where you will learn to build a berimbau, and will be able to take the one you've made back home. Berimbau is the typical capoeira musical instrument. As soon as your berimbau is ready, you will also have the chance of trying it and learn the basics of this musical instrument.

The project

The cultural initiative Ilha de Palmares is in its third edition of the Project Capoeira, Environment and Social Integration. The objective of this project is to pass to the children in Barra da Lagoa area, the education and the social valorization through Capoeira practice and access to the culture. Today, the project supports more than 130 children between 7 and 14 years old from the poor communities. During the program, you are given a chance to be involved in this project.

Brazil Trails provides other activities that you can add to your program, like surf lessons, hikes, photographic tours, white water rafting and more. For more information ask your questions directly to Brazil Trails who will be happy to assist you.

  • Master Calunga

    Master Calunga has been teaching Capoeira for more 26 years, and has gotten his title as master ten years ago. He has taken part in courses and workshops all over Brazil. He also has a degree in physical education. Master Calunga started the Ilha de Palmares initiative which aims to pass to the children of the Barra da Lagoa area, the education and social valorization throughout the practice of Capoeira and access to culture. The project is currently supporting more than 130 children aging 7 to 14 from the poor communities.

Enjoy relaxing on the beach, activities like surfing and hiking among other outdoor activities in Florianopolis, the island that at the same time that has all the comfort of a lively and developed urban centre while providing a close contact with nature. That is one of the reasons why it is the capital with the best quality of life in Brazil.

The sea, mountains, lagoons, and a well preserved large portion of the Atlantic Forest make up beautiful scenery. The island is about 90 kilometers long and 18 kilometers wide. The nature has never gathered so much beauty defines the city anthem. The 42 beaches of the city are its major attraction. Surrounding the whole island, which is not at all small, there are more than 100 kilometers of coast, and one beach overcomes the other in terms of beauty, in a fabulous sequence.

Besides having fisherman villages that seem to have stopped in time, such as Ribeirao da Ilha, Sambaqui and Santo Antonio de Lisboa (where the best oysters in the country are cultivated, and trying this shellfish together with shrimp becomes almost compulsory), almost 50% of the island is covered by the green of Mata Atlntica, a vegetation that is richer than the Amazon in terms of species. Because of that, Florianopolis has a kind of playground for nature lovers, with over 30 tracks, both marked and signalized.

  • Yoga studio
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool nearby
  • ATM/banking
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Car rental nearby
  • Free! WiFi In-room
  • Parking
  • Tour assistance nearby

Besides Capoeira, Florianopolis offers many other incredible nature attractions. Among the many outdoor activities waiting for you in this beautiful island, some of them stand out, like surf classes, trekking, white river rafting, sand boarding, paragliding, whale watching (from July to November), boat trips, snorkeling, and horseback riding.

Brazil Trails will give you many options according to what you like to do. Florianopolis is known in Brazil as one of the best places to go out, and you will see why. If besides our beautiful Florianopolis Island, you want to explore other parts of Brazil, Brazil Trails will be glad to assist you.

  • 3 1.5 hour Capoeira training sessions with Master Calunga during the week
  • 6 nights accommodation in private room with private bathroom
  • Being involved in cultural initiative project
  • Breakfast for the whole duration of your stay
  • Option to join berimbau workshop (when available)
  • Participation in Roda de Capoeira
  • Additional excursion or activities
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Miscellaneous expense

Driving direction

Florianopolis is linked to the continent by 3 bridges in the central portion of the island. It is 700 kilometers from So Paulo, which means 7-hours drive to the southern of Brazil.

Arrival by airplane

There are about 10 flights a day from Sao Paulo to Florianopolis, and about 5 flights a day from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis. The flight from Rio takes about 1,5 hour.

There are direct flights from many cities from the US or from Europe to Sao Paulo. From there you can get a direct flight to Florianopolis.


  • Review by Julia Christina Schwaiger and Janina Riehl from German
    10 out of 10

    "We really enjoyed our stay in Floripa! The Pousada Vila Tamarindo was really neat, very clean and the staff very helpful and friendly. We specially liked the versatile breakfast buffet. The car rental was uncomplicated and everything worked out very well. The trail was fantastic and we were so glad to have a guide, as the way was not always easy to find. In whole, we had a fantastic stay on a beautiful island with awesome beaches!"

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  • Review by Armin Strbac and Sebastian from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "Hi Renata, we miss Floripa! Thank you again for all your help. We appreciated that very much and we are already telling our friends how cool it was! And again thank you for asking your friend about Los Diablos, it was really nice!"

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  • Review by Robert Grey from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Renata, I was impressed with your service, especially 1) attention to detail 2) promptness in responding and 3) the fact that you actually bothered to get the info I needed for sure even though you had visited the Majestic Palace Hotel."

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  • Review by Katherine Calder-Becker from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "It was so wonderful to have Brazil Trails as a contact in Florianopolis. Not only did they help answer questions we had abut the area, she ensured our airport transfer was waiting for us upon arrival. A great driver, and his help upon arrival, was wonderful to have. This is a great way to ensure you are taken care of in advance of arrival! Renata and her team did an excellent job! Thank you!”"

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  • Review by Peter Breck from UK
    10 out of 10

    "My accommodation (a really nice apartment) in Pousada Colinas da Lagoa was absolutely fantastic, great value for money, nice breakfast, and the staff very helpful (Well done Alex!!). I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to my friends and one day I hope to return. Brazil Trails was very clear, very efficient, and worked really well."

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  • Review by Kane Turner from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Hi Joao, We have had a brilliant time in Florianopolis going surfing, swimming, eating seafood and generally soaking up the sunshine. Awesome thunderstone and down pour of rain this morning! Brazil is very similar to Queenslands weather back home in Australia. Many thanks again, you have been fantastic! Cheers."

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  • Review by Kate Turner from Tasmania
    10 out of 10

    "I would like to thank Mr. Joao Marcos Neves of Brazil Trails for helping make our trip to Florianopolis a memorable holiday. Their professionalism, experience and friendliness advice helped organize the little things that matter most while on holiday. From organizing our hotel transfers and supplying us with the car hire to travel to so many of the great surf beaches. I would recommend their service to any future visitor to Floripa and dont hesitate to contact them with any queries."

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  • Review by Andrew Challen from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Renata, I wanted to say thank you so much for making my holiday a truly special and memorable experience. The train and hotel you arranged for me in Curitiba was fantastic and your directions made it so simple for me. I have completely fallen in love with Brazil and it has been mostly due to warm and beautiful people here of which you are a shining example. Obrigado! You will definitely see me again and Ill stay in touch."

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  • Review by Andrew Summers from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "The service was excellent from Brazil Trails. It was really good to meet Renata at the airport and she was extremely helpful and friendly. The information she gave us was very useful. It was really useful to be able to pay by credit card. We had previously tried to contact Pousadas in Barra individually and they tried to make as pay by bank transfer which was impossible from other countries.The accommodation Pousada Mar do Leste was excellent, very close to the beach, great breakfast and very clean. The family who ran it were very friendly, and we communicated somehow by a bit of English and a bit of Spanish! We would definitely recommend the Pousada Mar do Leste to anyone."

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  • Review by Marc Boiron from United States
    10 out of 10

    "There could not have been anyone else better. Every question was responded to very quickly and I could count on being able to book anything in a moments notice. When my plans changed I received help right away. Everyone I was referred to offered great services. Brazil Trails made the trip a success for my friends and me. Thank you so much! My friends and I really appreciate everything you did to make our trip go smoothly. You helped me make this a great trip. The yoga was our favorite. It was great. The Majestic Hotel was great, everyone was extremely nice."

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Florianopolis, Brazil

Brazil Trails offers beach and adventure holidays in Florianopolis, Brazil; from capoeira, kite surfing tours, yoga lessons, and other fun beach activities.

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