march 1 - april 25, 2020



The City

Where Brazil goes to vacation

Work. Eat açai. Go on an adventure. Repeat.

We will be living our best lives by hiking, surfing, waterfalling, boating, sunning, beaching, and all-out-adventuring our way through the best island in Brazil.

There’s a reason we have this on our schedule every year. This is not a trip to miss.


Surfing lessons HP Florianópolis 2019
Diving certification HP 2019
Neighborhood views HP 2019
Pool party HP 2019
HP Florianópolis hammock views
HP Florianópolis kitchen
HP Florianópolis bedroom
HP Florianópolis housing


Private units with home-cooked breakfast or coliving in posh apartments. Hammocks on the balcony. Reliable wifi. A pool where you can hang out with your HP friends. This is island life at its best.

We’ll be in Lagoa de Conceição, the hip neighborhood between the city and the beach that’s close to everything you need. You might not ever want to leave.


A half art gallery, half outdoor patio wonderland coworking space? Yes, please. 

Some important things first:

  1. The wifi is solid. Make all the video calls you want.
  2. Our housing is a 10-minute walk away
  3. The best organic lunch spot is steps away where the staff learn our names every year. All the feels.

Whether you’re starting something new or just need a change of scenery, ditch the winter and come be inspired.

Coworking space patio HP Florianópolis
Group goals HP 2019
Getting work done HP Florianópolis

Trip Highlights


we're on a boat, ya'll

The best days are spent on boats with friends. You could take weeks to drive to the 100+ beaches in Florianópolis or you can sail to a bunch of them all in one day. Visit places you can't get to by car, get on an SUP, and have the time of your life.


fresh food on the beach

Hike with us to a hidden, undeveloped beach. Silvio packs in the fresh food and cooks up the best chorizo sandwiches you've ever had in your life—on the beach. Pro tip: his wife also whips up a really good passion fruit caipirinha. Trust us.


ayahuasca with a shaman

Ayahuasca is an Amazonian ritual performed by a shaman that gives you a psychedelic experience to learn more about and explore yourself. For those who want it, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime, life-altering experience.


catch the morning surf

Who hasn't fantasized of waking up to catch the morning surf before starting your work day? You can even drink a fresh coconut or do a short yoga session on the beach before heading back to the office. Start doing those shoulder exercises!


make sooo many friends

Whether you're on the beach or at a bar, you'll find yourself naturally making friends with those around you. Between all the events we hold with our coworking space, you'll meet enough people you'll want to come back to visit in Brazil later.


samba dance and music

Come with us to our favorite music spot—a small, local venue that hosts the most famous samba singers in all of Brazil. Grab a drink and soak in the moment. This is one of those truly local experiences that you won't get anywhere else in the world.

Private room w/ cleaning

Coworking Space

Local Sim filled with data

2 Kickass onsite facilitators

professional development

weekly lunches and potlucks

Networking events with locals

Worldwide network of 700+ alumni

hands-on workshops

goal setting & reciprocity rings

Trip Pricing

2 Weeks


per 2 weeks

Get Your Toes Wet

Full Trip


per 4 weeks

Live Like A Local

3-12 Months from


per 4 weeks

Travel More | Pay Less

Want shorter? Want longer?

We’re super flexible. You can travel with us for the amount of time that fits your schedule. Apply now and let us help you customize your travel plans!

The Dream Team

Our troubleshooting, rose-drinking, karaoke-singing, and all-round kick-ass superhero facilitators are destined to become your new BFFs.

Sara Magnabosco

Head of Admissions | Trip Facilitator

Sara, from Italy, joined Hacker Paradise as Trip Facilitator after spending four years in rainy Belgium running one of the most active coworking spaces in Europe. With a background in Sociology, she loves being surrounded by people and help them to connect and create meaningful relationships.

Tea drinker by day, she never refuses a beer at night.

Vanessa Famighetti

Trip Facilitator

Vanessa has lived on three continents, visited over 35 countries, and worked creating custom travel excursions and personally running rough-and-tumble overland trips (driving an actual bus, ya’ll).

She’s a daily do-er of yoga (the sweatier the better), bonafide pickle fan, and lover of all things beachy. If you want to catch some epic sunsets, Vanessa is the one to follow!

kitti Borissza

Trip Facilitator

Kitti is an idealist keen to help make the world a better place. She cofounded a freelancer collective and two social enterprises, executed go-to-market strategies for startups, and traveled as a digital marketing consultant before joining Hacker Paradise.

Her best days are spent barefoot next to a bonfire.

Will Newhart

Trip facilitator

Will joined HP after working in a myriad of fields, including healthcare, romance fiction, journalism, hospitality, and film. His safe space is Google Sheets, but he’s always ready to make you smile.

He lives to dance and eat the local breads. If you ever need a sober buddy or want to bust out a spontaneous trek, Will is your guy!

Live in the
places you've
only dreamed of

Why HP?

Because you can’t win a dance battle without your squad.

Joking aside, the biggest reason people choose us is our community. It’s why 75% of our participants come back after their first trip.

With our on trip program and experiences, you’ll learn more, see more, and do more with us than you ever could imagine doing on your own.

HP Jeju 2016
HP Florianópolis 2019

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