A Travel Price Comparison for Brazil Florianopolis vs. Manaus for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Florianopolis or Manaus?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Florianopolis or Manaus? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Florianopolis or Manaus?

Florianopolis

With a population of almost 500,000, Florianopolis is the capital city of the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil. The city is split between mainland Brazil and Santa Catarina Island.

Florianopolis has grown in popularity with tourists recently because of its wonderful scenery, beautiful beaches, and fascinating culture. Many Brazilians have also moved here, leaving behind the big cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Florianopolis has a warm humid subtropical climate. There are summer, winter, spring and fall seasons. Frosts are rare but do occur occasionally. Highs during the warmest months are usually in the high 70s Fahrenheit. Rain is evenly distributed throughout the year and there is no distinct dry season.

Manaus

Manaus is a Brazilian city, capital of the state of Amazonas, and is located on the Rio Negro a few miles before it meets the Rio Solimões to form the Amazon River. The city is a major departure point for those visiting the Amazon Rainforest, though there are a few sights worth seeing within the city itself as well.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best G Adventures Tours to Brazil, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Rio de Janeiro, The Best 3-Day Tours from Foz Do Iguacu, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Brazil.


Which place is cheaper, Manaus or Florianopolis?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Florianopolis is $62, while the average daily cost in Manaus is $60. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Florianopolis and Manaus in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Florianopolis $26
    Manaus $43
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Florianopolis $52
    Manaus $86
Compare Hotels in Florianopolis and Manaus

Looking for a hotel in Florianopolis or Manaus? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Florianopolis


Hotels in Manaus


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Florianopolis Hotel Prices and Manaus Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Florianopolis $13
    Manaus $8.01

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Florianopolis

Also for Florianopolis, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Transfer Florianópolis Airport / Costão do Santinho: $78
  • Shared transfer from Florianópolis airport to Balneário Camboriú: $35
  • Roundtrip transfer from Florianópolis Airport to Bombinhas: $168
  • Private Transfer from Florianópolis Airport to Bombinhas: $97
  • Private Transfer from FLN Airport to the City Balneario Camboriú : $84
  • Private Transfer Florianopolis Airport to Bal. Camboriu: $96
  • Private Transfer Florianópolis Airport to City Center: $32
  • One Way Transfer : Florianopolis Airport to or from Florianopolis: $64
  • Hercilio Luz Airport - North Island Transfer: $14
  • Florianópolis Airport Transfer anywhere on the island by Floripa Nativa: $40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Manaus

Also for Manaus, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Transfers from the airport to any place in Manaus City: $40
  • Transfer privativo 24h Hotel até Aeroporto de Manaus: $17
  • Transfer from Manaus Airport to Manaus City: $40
  • Transfer 24h Privativo aeroporto até hotel em Manaus: $17
  • Shared Round-Trip Transfer: Eduardo Gomes International Airport: $72
  • Services Private transfer 24h Hotel to Airport in Manaus: $16
  • Private Transfer Services 24h Airport to Hotel in Manaus: $17
  • Private Transfer - Airport - Hotel / Hotel - Airport: $35
  • Ponta Pelada Airport (PLL) to Manaus -Round-Trip Private Transfer: $46
  • Ponta Pelada Airport (PLL) to Manaus - Arrival Private Transfer: $21
  • Manaus to Ponta Pelada Airport (PLL) - Departure Private Transfer: $23
  • Manaus private Airport transfer: $30

Is it cheaper to fly into Florianopolis or Manaus?

Prices for flights to both Manaus and Florianopolis change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Florianopolis $22
    Manaus $13
Typical Food Prices in Florianopolis

For Florianopolis, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • A Quick Snack
    $0.44

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Manaus

For Manaus, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Folklore Amazonian Dinner Show: $42
  • Food Tour: $50

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Florianopolis $26
    Manaus -
Typical Entertainment Prices in Florianopolis

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Florianopolis's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Internet
    $0.59

Tours and Activities in Florianopolis

For Florianopolis, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Balneário Camboriú City Tour from Florianópolis: $35
  • Bike Tour in Florianopolis - Sunset, Photography and History: $70
  • Blumenau City Tour - departing from Florianópolis: $37
  • Blumenau City Tour from Florianópolis: $38
  • Bombinhas Beach and 4 Islands Tour: $22
  • Florianópolis Full Day City Tour: $25
  • Floripa City Tour by Bus - Whole Island - The Most Complete City Tour: $32
  • Historic Center Walking Tour in Florianopolis with Local Bar Hop: $14
  • Lagoinha do Leste Hiking and Photography Adventure : $42
  • Mountain biking experiences in Florianópolis: $58
  • Private Day Tour: Florianópolis Island with Professional Pictures: $154
  • Private South Island Beaches and Lagoons Tour: $44

Tours and Activities in Manaus

For Manaus, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Adventure: 4-hour hike in the Amazon rainforest: $150
  • Amazon Adventure Wildlife Observation in a Night tour: $160
  • Amazon Experience: meet a native village and swim with porpoises: $80
  • Amazon Jungle Experience with Overnight: $300
  • Amazon Jungle: 3- or 4-Day Tour at Ipanema River Guest House: $200
  • Amazon Negro River Half-Day Expedition Tour: $55
  • Amazon Private Safari by Tuhiri Eco Tour - Leaving Manaus: $199
  • Amazon and Negro Rivers Experience with Night Exploration Tour: $300
  • City Tour Plus Amazon River Tour: $100
  • City Tour in Manaus at Teatro Amazonas and Praça da Matriz: $50
  • City Tour no Centro Histórico de Manaus com um fotógrafo: $92
  • City-tour privado no centro histórico de Manaus: $95

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Florianopolis $8.75
    Manaus $2.86
Typical Alcohol Prices in Florianopolis

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Florianopolis from other travelers:


  • Beer
    $0.59


When comparing the travel costs between Florianopolis and Manaus, we can see that Florianopolis is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in South America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Florianopolis Expensive? and Is Manaus Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Florianopolis or Manaus?

Manaus has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Florianopolis. When comparing the sizes of Florianopolis and Manaus, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Florianopolis or Manaus?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the southern hemisphere, summer is in January and winter is in July.

Should I visit Florianopolis or Manaus in the Summer?

Both Manaus and Florianopolis are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

Florianopolis is cooler than Manaus in the summer. The daily temperature in Florianopolis averages around 25°C (76°F) in January, and Manaus fluctuates around 27°C (81°F).

Florianopolis usually receives more sunshine than Manaus during summer. Florianopolis gets 198 hours of sunny skies, while Manaus receives 114 hours of full sun in the summer.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Manaus. It's quite rainy in Florianopolis. In January, Florianopolis usually receives less rain than Manaus. Florianopolis gets 163 mm (6.4 in) of rain, while Manaus receives 264 mm (10.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January
    Florianopolis 25°C (76°F) 
    Manaus 27°C (81°F)

Should I visit Florianopolis or Manaus in the Autumn?

Both Manaus and Florianopolis during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In the autumn, Florianopolis is cooler than Manaus. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Florianopolis in April average around 22°C (71°F), and Manaus averages at about 28°C (82°F).

In the autumn, Florianopolis often gets more sunshine than Manaus. Florianopolis gets 179 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Manaus receives 112 hours of full sun.

Manaus gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Florianopolis usually gets less rain in April than Manaus. Florianopolis gets 93 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Manaus receives 311 mm (12.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April
    Florianopolis 22°C (71°F) 
    Manaus 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Florianopolis or Manaus in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Florianopolis and Manaus.

In July, Florianopolis is generally much colder than Manaus. Daily temperatures in Florianopolis average around 17°C (62°F), and Manaus fluctuates around 28°C (82°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Manaus this time of the year. Florianopolis usually receives less sunshine than Manaus during winter. Florianopolis gets 170 hours of sunny skies, while Manaus receives 214 hours of full sun in the winter.

In July, Florianopolis usually receives more rain than Manaus. Florianopolis gets 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain, while Manaus receives 85 mm (3.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July
    Florianopolis 17°C (62°F) 
    Manaus 28°C (82°F)

Should I visit Florianopolis or Manaus in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Florianopolis as well as Manaus.

Florianopolis is cooler than Manaus in the spring. The daily temperature in Florianopolis averages around 20°C (68°F) in October, and Manaus fluctuates around 29°C (84°F).

In the spring, Florianopolis often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Manaus. Florianopolis gets 159 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Manaus receives 171 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Manaus. Florianopolis receives a lot of rain in the spring. Florianopolis usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Manaus. Florianopolis gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Manaus receives 113 mm (4.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October
    Florianopolis 20°C (68°F) 
    Manaus 29°C (84°F)

Typical Weather for Manaus and Florianopolis

Florianopolis Manaus
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 25°C (76°F) 163 mm (6.4 in) 27°C (81°F) 264 mm (10.4 in)
Feb 25°C (77°F) 197 mm (7.8 in) 27°C (81°F) 290 mm (11.4 in)
Mar 24°C (75°F) 173 mm (6.8 in) 27°C (81°F) 335 mm (13.2 in)
Apr 22°C (71°F) 93 mm (3.7 in) 28°C (82°F) 311 mm (12.3 in)
May 19°C (67°F) 97 mm (3.8 in) 27°C (81°F) 279 mm (11 in)
Jun 17°C (63°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 28°C (82°F) 115 mm (4.5 in)
Jul 17°C (62°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 28°C (82°F) 85 mm (3.4 in)
Aug 17°C (63°F) 95 mm (3.8 in) 28°C (83°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Sep 18°C (65°F) 134 mm (5.3 in) 29°C (84°F) 73 mm (2.9 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 29°C (84°F) 113 mm (4.4 in)
Nov 22°C (71°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 28°C (83°F) 174 mm (6.8 in)
Dec 24°C (74°F) 137 mm (5.4 in) 28°C (82°F) 220 mm (8.6 in)