A Travel Price Comparison for Brazil Foz do Iguacu vs. Florianopolis for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Foz do Iguacu or Florianopolis?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Foz do Iguacu and Florianopolis can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Foz do Iguacu or Florianopolis?

Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu is a larger city in Brazil that is most famous for the Iguacu Falls. The city serves as an entry point for Paraguay and Argentina as well. The obvious reason to visit the city is to see the beautiful falls, and together with Ciudad del Este, Paraguay and Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, it makes up one of the largest tourism sights in South America.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Brazil, The Best Adventure Tours to Brazil, The Best Eco Tours in Brazil, and The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Brazil.


Which place is cheaper, Florianopolis or Foz do Iguacu?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Foz do Iguacu is $62, while the average daily cost in Florianopolis is $58. 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 Foz do Iguacu and Florianopolis in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Foz do Iguacu $28
    Florianopolis $24
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Foz do Iguacu $56
    Florianopolis $48
Compare Hotels in Foz do Iguacu and Florianopolis

Looking for a hotel in Foz do Iguacu or Florianopolis? 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 Foz do Iguacu


Hotels in Florianopolis


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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: Foz do Iguacu Hotel Prices and Florianopolis Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Foz do Iguacu $12
    Florianopolis $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Foz do Iguacu

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Foz do Iguacu:

  • Transfer IN IGU & Iguassu Falls Brazilian side & Macuco Boat Safari: $220
  • Transfer Cataratas Argentina: $18
  • Shared Roundtrip Transfers with Brazilian and Argentinian sides: $120
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfer in Foz do Iguaçu: $47
  • Private transfer from Foz do Iguaçu airport and bus station: $17
  • Private E Bike Tour Iguaçu Waterfalls + Transfers + Tickets: $133
  • IGU Airport Transfers: $17
  • Foz do Iguaçu Round-Trip Airport Transfer: $37
  • Foz do Iguaçu Airport Private Transfer : $24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Florianopolis

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

  • Florianópolis Airport Transfer anywhere on the island by Floripa Nativa: $37
  • Hercilio Luz Airport - North Island Transfer: $13
  • One Way Transfer : Florianopolis Airport to or from Florianopolis: $64
  • Private Transfer Florianópolis Airport to City Center: $30
  • Private Transfer Florianopolis Airport to Bal. Camboriu: $110
  • Private Transfer from FLN Airport to the City Balneario Camboriú : $79
  • Private Transfer from Florianópolis Airport to Bombinhas: $97
  • Roundtrip transfer from Florianópolis Airport to Bombinhas: $168
  • Shared transfer from Florianópolis airport to Balneário Camboriú: $35
  • Transfer Florianópolis Airport / Costão do Santinho: $73

Is it cheaper to fly into Foz do Iguacu or Florianopolis?

Prices for flights to both Florianopolis and Foz do Iguacu 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
    Foz do Iguacu $21
    Florianopolis $20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Foz do Iguacu

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Foz do Iguacu.

  • Transport to Acaray Casino + dinner (optional): $100
  • Dinner Show - Rafain Steakhouse : $100
  • Dinner Show at Rafain in Foz do Iguaçu: $107
  • Dinner Show Rafain Steakhouse Belmond Hotel Cataratas : $135
  • Foz do Iguacu Dancing Musical Show with Dinner and Pickup: $208

Typical Food Prices in Florianopolis

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


  • A Quick Snack
    $0.41

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Foz do Iguacu $23
    Florianopolis $24

Tours and Activities in Foz do Iguacu

Here are a few actual costs in Foz do Iguacu for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 2 Days Private Tour Argentinean & Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls: $160
  • 2-Day Private Tour Iguaçu Falls Brazil and Argentina: $217
  • 2-Days PRIVATE Brasil & Argentina Iguassu Falls Experience : $165
  • Argentina Bike Experience: Interact with indigenous communities: $85
  • Argentinean Side Iguassu Falls - Private Tour: $120
  • Bird Park Tour: $29
  • Brazilian Cataratas Private Tour - hotels leaving from Brazil: $55
  • Brazilian Falls with Ticket and Transport (Foz do Iguaçu): $58
  • Brazilian Side of the Cataratas and Parque Das Aves with tickets: $100
  • Brazilian Side of the Falls and Boat Tour Macuco Safari - All Tickets Included: $234
  • City Tour Puerto Iguazú Hoteis de Foz do Iguaçu: $95
  • Ciudad del Este Shopping Tour: $15

Typical Entertainment Prices in Florianopolis

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


  • Internet
    $0.55

Tours and Activities in Florianopolis

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

  • Historic Center Walking Tour in Florianopolis with Local Bar Hop: $13
  • Bombinhas Beach and 4 Islands Tour: $21
  • Florianópolis Full Day City Tour: $28
  • Shared Shuttle between Florianópolis Airport and Hotel with optional City Tour: $28
  • Rafting Adventure in Apuama - Rio Cubatão in Greater Florianópolis: $30
  • Floripa City Tour by Bus - Whole Island - The Most Complete City Tour: $30
  • Tour Balneario Camboriu and Laranjeiras Beach TELEFERICO INCLUDED: $35
  • Balneário Camboriú City Tour from Florianópolis: $39
  • Lagoinha do Leste Hiking and Photography Adventure : $39
  • Blumenau City Tour from Florianópolis: $40
  • Blumenau City Tour - departing from Florianópolis: $40
  • Private South Island Beaches and Lagoons Tour: $41

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Foz do Iguacu $11
    Florianopolis $8.13
Typical Alcohol Prices in Foz do Iguacu

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


  • Beer
    $0.82

Typical Alcohol Prices in Florianopolis

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


  • Beer
    $0.55


When comparing the travel costs between Foz do Iguacu and Florianopolis, we can see that Foz do Iguacu 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 Foz do Iguacu Expensive? and Is Florianopolis Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Foz do Iguacu or Florianopolis?

Florianopolis has a larger population, and is about 41% larger than the population of Foz do Iguacu. When comparing the sizes of Foz do Iguacu and Florianopolis, 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 Foz do Iguacu or Florianopolis?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the southern hemisphere, summer is in January and winter is in July.

Should I visit Foz do Iguacu or Florianopolis in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Foz do Iguacu as well as Florianopolis.

Foz do Iguacu is around the same temperature as Florianopolis in the summer. The daily temperature in Foz do Iguacu averages around 27°C (81°F) in January, and Florianopolis fluctuates around 25°C (76°F).

It's quite rainy in Florianopolis. Foz do Iguacu receives a lot of rain in the summer. Foz do Iguacu usually gets less rain in January than Florianopolis. Foz do Iguacu gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Florianopolis receives 163 mm (6.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January
    Foz do Iguacu 27°C (81°F) 
    Florianopolis 25°C (76°F)

Should I visit Foz do Iguacu or Florianopolis in the Autumn?

Both Florianopolis and Foz do Iguacu are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities.

In the autumn, Foz do Iguacu is around the same temperature as Florianopolis. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Foz do Iguacu in April average around 23°C (73°F), and Florianopolis averages at about 22°C (71°F).

In April, Foz do Iguacu usually receives around the same amount of rain as Florianopolis. Foz do Iguacu gets 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Florianopolis receives 93 mm (3.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April
    Foz do Iguacu 23°C (73°F) 
    Florianopolis 22°C (71°F)

Should I visit Foz do Iguacu or Florianopolis in the Winter?

Both Florianopolis and Foz do Iguacu during the winter are popular places to visit.

In July, Foz do Iguacu is generally around the same temperature as Florianopolis. Daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu average around 18°C (64°F), and Florianopolis fluctuates around 17°C (62°F).

Foz do Iguacu usually gets less rain in July than Florianopolis. Foz do Iguacu gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Florianopolis receives 100 mm (3.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July
    Foz do Iguacu 18°C (64°F) 
    Florianopolis 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Foz do Iguacu or Florianopolis in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Foz do Iguacu and Florianopolis.

Foz do Iguacu is a little warmer than Florianopolis in the spring. The daily temperature in Foz do Iguacu averages around 24°C (75°F) in October, and Florianopolis fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).

Florianopolis receives a lot of rain in the spring. Foz do Iguacu gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In October, Foz do Iguacu usually receives around the same amount of rain as Florianopolis. Foz do Iguacu gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Florianopolis receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October
    Foz do Iguacu 24°C (75°F) 
    Florianopolis 20°C (68°F)

Typical Weather for Florianopolis and Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu Florianopolis
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 27°C (81°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 25°C (76°F) 163 mm (6.4 in)
Feb 27°C (81°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 25°C (77°F) 197 mm (7.8 in)
Mar 26°C (79°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 24°C (75°F) 173 mm (6.8 in)
Apr 23°C (73°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 22°C (71°F) 93 mm (3.7 in)
May 20°C (68°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 19°C (67°F) 97 mm (3.8 in)
Jun 18°C (64°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 17°C (63°F) 90 mm (3.5 in)
Jul 18°C (64°F) 50 mm (2 in) 17°C (62°F) 100 mm (3.9 in)
Aug 20°C (68°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 17°C (63°F) 95 mm (3.8 in)
Sep 21°C (70°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 18°C (65°F) 134 mm (5.3 in)
Oct 24°C (75°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 20°C (68°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Nov 25°C (77°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 22°C (71°F) 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dec 27°C (81°F) 100 mm (3.9 in) 24°C (74°F) 137 mm (5.4 in)