Banks -- Banco do Brasil, Praça XV de Novembro 321 (tel. 048/3216-6500), is open Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm, and has a 24-hour ATM. The HSBC is located on Rua Felipe Schmidt 376, Centro (tel. 048/3221-9000).

Car Rental -- Daily rental charges with unlimited mileage start at R$90 for a Fiat Palio (the smallest two-door Fiat) without air-conditioning. Insurance costs R$30 per day. Off-season discounts can cut the costs by 40% to 50%. Agencies at the airport include Hertz (tel. 048/3236-9955), Unidas (tel. 0800/121-121), and Localiza (tel. 0800/979-2000); Le Mans (tel. 048/3222-9999) will deliver and pick up from anywhere, including the airport and bus station.

Hospital -- Hospital Governador Celso Ramos, Rua Irmã Benvarda s/n, Centro (tel. 048/3251-7000).

Weather -- Florianópolis has a temperate climate; summers (Nov-Mar) are hot and sunny but fall and winter (May-Sept) can be downright chilly, with temperatures falling below 10°C (50°F).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.