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Large Development Land for sale in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

Development Land in São João do Rio Vermelho, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

Additional Documents

About São João do Rio Vermelho eng.doc


Florianópolis Presentation 2009 eng.doc

New York Times Florianópolis 2008.doc

Florianópolis - The Guardian 2007.doc

The Guardian 2005 Floripa Article.pdf

£545,455 / $842,697 / €666,667 / R$1,500,000

Ref: PBSC1021

General Summary

  • 10 minutes's walk to beach
  • 40 minutes' drive to Florianopolis International Airport
  • 40 minutes' drive to Florianopolis town centre
  • Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, pharmacies, medical centres, schools, and all sorts of shops nearby 



Property offers

  • Property Size: 43,000
  • Flat, dry development land
  • With 24 m upon main road this area of land runs all the way to the dunes (approx. 1,800 m)
  • Good public transport service
  • Easy access to northern beaches, Lagoa da Conceição and southern regions of the island
  • Neighbourhood is undergoing transition process from rual to urban
  • One small simple house on this land


Florianopolis Property Overview - PBSC1021

    43,000 of development land running from the main road to the dunes in São João do Rio Vermelho, one of Florianópolis fastest developing neighbourhoods. This is one of the very few large areas of land still available in this region which is undergoing the transition process from rural to urban. This is a completely flat piece of land with planning permission  for residential development only (individual plot development or condos).  The Rio vermelho runs through it and marks the beginning of the Permanent Environmental Preservation Area in the neighbourhood. Moçambique Beach, the cleanest on the Island of Santa Catarina, runs along São João do Rio Vermelho and may be reached in 10 minutes either on foot or by car from this property. An uncommon place where most of the area may be exploited. Great investment opportunity!



    Property Location within Florianopolis Area


    The neighbourhood of São João do Rio Vermelho owes its name to a river that runs across it whose water has a reddish colouration as a result of the decomposition of the roots of local vegetation. (Rio Vermelho = Red River)


    São João do Rio Vermelho is located beside the State Park of Rio Vermelho, a 1.532,35 hectare environmental preservation unit running between the Moçambique Beach on the eastern coast of the Santa Catarina Island and the main road. Thanks to its location within the ecological reserve, this is the only beach on the island that is, without any doubt, 100% free from all types of pollution.


    Rio Vermelho is the only neighbourhood on the island lying at an average height of 6 m above sea level which turns it into a sort of 'regional highland'. It features high dunes along the beach (a natural protection against the effect of sea air) to the east, and the hills to the west shelter it even further.


    The view from the hills is beautiful and no matter where you are in Rio Vermelho, you will always be able to see both the dunes and the hills.


    The neighbourhood has been developing continuously for the last 8-10 years and it is only recently that luxury condos are starting to crop up there. It seems developers only just started noticing this very green, natural plain spreading between Moçambique Beach and the hill chain that runs along the coast.


    The southern part of Rio Vermelho lies upon the northern arm of Lagoa da Conceição (Conceição Lake) offering a breathtaking scenery with abundant autochthonous wild flora and fauna which may be spotted while rowing on the lake or walking the many trails leading up the hills or across the dunes and the Rio Vermelho to the sea.


    São João do Rio Vermelho is a new, fast-growing neighbourhood with a current real estate appreciation rate of 20% per year. There are great investment opportunities in this area as property here is still cheaper than in other areas of the Island of Santa Catarina though equally valuable and rapidly-appreciating.

    Florianópolis is the capital city of the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina. It is located on a subtropical island featuring over 50 beaches, green seas, historical places, hills and breathtaking views. Florianopolis is a place with out-of-the-ordinary beauty, the island is increasingly sought for as one of the best locations for safe investment in real estate in Brazil. Connected to the mainland by two bridges and just 20 minutes from the local international airport and 30 from the coach terminal,  Florianopolis is the capital city with best quality of life in the country, a safe, relaxed place with the highest real estate appreciation rate in the region (proven 20-25% per year).

    Property Deposits & Payments Terms


    To be discussed in due course.

    Associated Purchase Costs of Property in Florianopolis


    In addition to the listed price for the investment, the following costs will apply to your purchase:

    • Stamp duty tax (or registration tax) is around 0.8% (max. of R$ 801.00) of the purchase price (payable to the notary) 
    • Notary fees is approx 1% of the purchase price (max. of R$ 805.00)
    • Property transfer tax (ITBI) of approx 2% (payable at the City Hall).
    • 'FRJ - Fundo para o Reaparelhamento do Judiciário' (Fund for Re-equipment of the Judiciary) tax of 0.3% of property price (max. R$ 400.00)


    UK / Brazilian lawyer (optional but recommended)

    • With regard to lawyer's fees, these can vary depending on the work and level of service you require. A fee of between 0.5% and 3% will be charged depending on work / service.
    • Should the property have any issues with regard to debts or impediments of any sort and the lawyer advises the buyer not to proceed, then 50% of the agreed legal fee is payable.


    Property Running Costs

    Monthly Utility and other costs directly associated with this property are set out below: 

    • Council Tax (per year): to be advised

    To Obtain the price in your own currency, divide the above figures by the rate(s) shown at the bottom of the page.  All above rates are approximates / estimates.


  • When buying a property it is important that you pay the appropriate council rates (usually around 1% of the property value per year) and condominium charges (if applicable), your home / investment is at risk if you do not keep up these payments. 

    Rental / Yield Potential

    Selling for profit would mean 20-25% appreciation on purchase price per year .

  • * All properties are sold in Brazilian Reais (symbols R$ or BRL). Currency rates will depend upon your banks conversion rate at the time of transferring the monies. The current conversion rates used on this site are €1 = R$2.25, £1 = R$2.75, $1 = R$1.78. To check the latest rate 'spot rate' with Bank of Brazil click here.

    Consider using a Money Transfer Agent to Transfer Money To Brazil, offering better Exchange Rates than High Street Banks.

    Prices displayed do not include other associated purchase costs such as Government Purchase Tax, Legal Costs, Admin and Furniture (unless stated).