By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - The beautiful Florianópolis must be Brazil's worst-kept secret. Known as 'Floripa' to locals, it has been named by Veja magazine as "the best place to live in Brazil", by Newsweek as one of the "top ten most dynamic cities in the world" and by The New York Times as "the hippest year-round beach scene in South America". 

An island-city, it is the capital of the southern state of Santa Catarina and famous for its beaches, boasting no less than 42and ranging from the lively to the absolutely . . .

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