Today, with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, this centuries-old village continues to successfully charm tourists from all over the world, by its authentic atmosphere in the city and by its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The focal point of the city is the Quadrado, the historical town square preserving its genuine original characteristics, in the heart of the city. Around the square are the strikingly colourful colonial houses, former fishermen's residences which have now become bars, restaurants and small shops. Its beautiful beaches are unmatched , especially the famous Praia do Espelho, with its imposing cliffs in the background, and Praia dos Nativos, with kiosks, inns and fun spots. Trancoso has also become a private, super trendy, exclusive getaway for international VIPs: Will Smith, Gisele Bundchen, Beyoncé, JayZ, Naomi Campbell, Leonardo di Caprio, among others.