Photographer's Note

Ribeirão da Ilha is one of the first communities settled in the state of Santa Catarina, and the first one to be inhabited, in the XVI Century, by the "Carijós" indians. The name's origin came from a local little river. (Little river, "ribeira" in portuguese or "ribeiracô" in indian).

The history studies tell us that the first portuguese and spanish navigators arrived here around 1506. Twenty years after, the navigator Sebastião Caboto had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and came to this place, where he finally had anchored. Between 1748 and 1756, during the island's colonization, around six thousend Azorians had arrived. Some studies affirm that fifty azorian couples had settled their homes here in Ribeirão da Ilha.

There are many small beaches with calm waters and thick sand in Ribeirão da Ilha, 36km from Florianópolis downtown. This is considered one of the most Azorian places in southern coast of Brazil.


Photo Information
Viewed: 1998
Points: 36
Additional Photos by Jose A Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
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