Once a small fishing village, Trancoso in Brazil has captured the attention of international tourists and celebrities with its magnificent beaches, picturesque spots, wonderful festivals, and beach side venues for parties. The town has stolen heart of many travelers with its eco-friendly appeal. The town is also known for amazing photoshoots and presence of international models. You might also spot some popstars and Brazilian big shots in Trancoso.
Trancoso is not very far from Salvador and is a district in the same state of Bahia in Brazil. The town’s atmosphere is very chilled and relaxing which makes every day seem like a Sunday. The town is surrounded by a picturesque wild landscape and there are no 7-star hotels, but the town is bustling with all wonderful amenities like restaurants, bars with endless possibilities. The local hospitality is of international standard and tourists are welcomed into a lavishly comfortable environment.
Trancoso is also very famous for new year evening parties on the beaches which are organized by acclaimed party organizers. During new year, the restaurants and bars put up special menus for the tourists and hotels offer special holiday packages. The beaches are flooded on the new year night with parties and dancing all night long. Given the fact, the town is well famous in the celebrity circle, it has its own international airport for private jets and helicopters near the upmarket golf club.
9 Wonderful Things to Do in Trancoso
Perfect Beach life of Trancoso Brazil
The most common and the best thing to do while in Trancoso is to enjoy the magnificent and less crowded beaches of the town with lovely white sand and sun. You will need to hire a boat to reach some of the unexplored and hidden beaches and you might need a tour guide too. These beaches are great for strolling, in fact there is an adventurous track from Trancoso to Espelho beach that makes a wonderful day trip. You can stay near Espelho beach or take a ride back to Trancoso.
One of the amazing things about the beaches in Trancoso is that most of them are protected by reefs which form natural swimming pools at low tide. You can also hire a bicycle and ride along these lovely beaches. Let me give you information about some of the best beaches of the town.
Praia do Espelho: Also known as the mirror beach is the most famous beach of the town with its powder white sand and natural warm swimming pools. As mentioned above, you can reach here by trekking that takes around 1 hour from Trancoso, if you walk smoothly taking pictures on your way.
Praia dos Coqueiros: This beautiful small beach has more than hundred palm trees which add to its beauty. That is why, the beach is also known as Palm Tree Beach. Praia dos Coquerios is ideal for swimming because of the medium waves.
Praia da Pedra Grande: This beach is also one of the loveliest beaches in Trancoso because of less crowd. This beach is around 1 kilometer away from Praia dos Coqueiros and has very few amenities. The beach is narrow and beautiful and is known for practicing surfing.
Praia dos Nativos: This is a busy beach with restaurants, bars, and beach hotels where locals and tourists flock to have fun in Trancoso.
The Famous Quadrado of Trancoso Brazil
Quadrado is what you will see in most of the pictures about Trancoso, Brazil. This is the post card landscape which is so charming and friendly. Quadrado is in a triangular shape with grass edged by ancient trees. These trees provide shadow to the beautiful pastel colored fishermen’s houses. All these houses are made in a similar style, tiled and one story high. Children are seen playing their games especially football and you will also see some horses roaming freely in this area.
Quadrado is more like a historical city center that makes us feels about a way of life which is lost in time. There are restaurants, bars, and shops but still everything feels so relaxed here. The place is so peaceful at the day and during evening this is the place where everyone gathers for food, drinks, gentle strolls and to chit chat with friends.
The Church of Trancoso Brazil
Right in the heart of Quadrado, stands the “Igreja de São João Batista” which is the emblem of the town. The picturesque church with pristine white front with a green grass floor and the background of blue sky has always fascinated everyone. The church near the coast was built in the beginning of the 17th century. Igreja de São João Batista hosts regular Catholic services and wedding parties.
Horse Riding in Trancoso Brazil
It is not unusual to see the horses roaming around openly in Trancoso, actually it adds to the wonderful relaxing environment. While relaxing on the beach or near Quadrado, you might spot some horses galloping through the shallows, mounted or otherwise. Tourists also love to enjoy the horse riding in the natural environment of Trancoso. There are several superb routes and it depends on your expertise if you want to ride alone or with a guide. There are also several places to get horse riding lessons in this town.
Boating and Kayaking in Trancoso River
Trancoso River is also a wonderful attraction of the town where you can also enjoy Kayaking in the wide natural environment. The Trancoso river is surrounded by amazing Atlantic forest which will follow your kayaking path that will lead you to the Nativos and Coqueiros beach.
Exploring the river and Trancoso by boat is always the nice idea as you can reach to the secluded beaches and areas where you can dive and snorkel as well. There are many private and group tours available for Kayaking and Boating in Trancoso.
The Music Festival in Trancoso Brazil
Música em Trancoso is the wonderful musical festival that takes place every year between the Carnival and Easter. Música em Trancoso focuses on classical, jazz, and Brazilian music and continues for eight days and many renowned artists from around the world gather here for amazing performances. The festival takes place in the amazing amphitheater called L’Occitane theaters as the event and theater is sponsored by the famous beauty brand “L’Occitane”.
Beach Dance in Trancoso Brazil
The beaches of Trancoso are also famous for celebrating the moon rising with dance, music, and drinks. The night turns into a magical night where locals and tourists gather under the moonlight for dancing on the beach.
The trendiest New Year Evening in Trancoso Brazil
As we talked about it, the beaches of Trancoso are well known for the events especially the new year parties. Many acclaimed and famous party organizers come to Trancoso with an aim to turn the last night of the year into something magical that transits into another year bringing new joys, hope, and resolutions for the new year. Thousands of people around the world join in Trancoso during the whole week of festivities. You will be spoiled with the choices of parties, festivals, concerts, and performances.
The Biggest Golf Course in Latin America
Right beside the international airport for private jets and helicopters, there is a wonderful golf club in Trancoso which is known as the biggest golf course in Latin America. The golf course is located inside the luxurious Terravista Condo, which sits on top of the iconic cliffs that provide spectacular views from the golf course.
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