Known as the capital of the ecological dive, Bombinhas is part of the area surrounding the Arvoredo marine biological reserve, especially for having one of the best areas for diving in the country.

Culturally, Bombinhas is from Azores. Old habits like mullet fishing, small-scale production of cassava flour, sugar and molasses from sugar cane are still preserved. The food specialises in seafood, the hospitable way of its people and the local crafts make the tourist feel at home and want to return soon.

Bombinhas, along with Porto Belo and Itapema form the Emerald Coast of Santa Catarina, a region whose biggest vocation is tourism.

Former pirates paradise, Bombinhas is the tip of a peninsula, whose seafront and rocky shores, looks like an Island, surrounded by beaches, cliffs and the exuberance of the Atlantic forest.

Take a deep breath. Feel the pleasure of tranquility, sea and green. Spend your summer vacation in Bombinhas-100% natural.

Arvoredo Marine Biological Reserve

Involves an area of 17,600 hectares, protected by federal law and enforced by the IBAMA. A preserved ecosystem where numerous species of seabirds, including the Gull and the Frigate, perform their reproductive cycle in the rocky shores, while nature flourishes life under the sea.

Arvoredo, Galés and Desert Islands, along with the Naked Stone and the Rock of St. Peter are part of the reserve.

The island of Galés is the closest to the coast, 7 km and Arvoredo farthest, 30 km and also the largest, with part of it out of the reserve.

It is considered one of the best dive sites in the country, with visibility of up to 25 meters and a rich marine fauna favoured by the currents of Brazil and the Malvinas.


Bombinhas is the perfect place to practice ecotourism. Municipal parks of the Morro do Macaco and the Galheta have a perfect setting for the practice of sports within nature.

Diving, trekking, surfing, mountain biking, fishing, tours with 4 x 4 vehicles, rides and extreme sports are offered by tour companies.


The crystal clear waters of the beaches, marine life and the mysterious shipwrecks in the region made of Bombinhas an international meeting point for diving enthusiasts. Divers still see the Towboat Lili which sank near the island of Galés.

There are several diving schools that rent equipment, promote courses and dives (baptism, i.e. scuba diving without the need for prior experience).