Projeto Baleia Franca , a conservation group created to protect and study the rare and endangered southern right whale, is based at Praia da Rosa. The declaration in 2000 of Brazil's first whale sanctuary, along 130km of coast from the southern tip of Ilha da Santa Catarina to Imbituba, just south
of Praia da Rosa, is likely to spur a boom in whale-watching tourism to Praia da Rosa and the nearby towns of Imbituba and Garopaba. Imbituba's old whaling station is to become a whale conservation museum.
Places to Stay
Pousada Watu Kerere
Pousada Rosa e Canela