My Brazilian wife and I personally live in Florianopolis part time so we know the island well. My wife was born and raised there. I met her during my first trip to Florianopolis so we bought a vacation home there in the best location of the island (Praia Mole Beach). When we are not in Brazil, we live in Orange County, California. However, we moved back to Floripa in November 2014 (staying near my in-laws for free babysitting). We have no plans to return to the USA any time soon so we will be readily available if you need anything during your stay.