Trancoso is a true paradise of the tropics, with some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. With less than 10,000 inhabitants, this century-old small town continues to delight tourists from all over the world, with its authentic atmosphere, its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The place to be is in the heart of the village: the Quadrado. This iconic and historic square has managed to preserve its genuine and original characteristics. Around the square, amazing colonial houses with impressive colors. Once fishermen's homes, they were transformed into bars, restaurants and small craft shops. Its hard to beat the beautiful beaches, especially the famous Praia do Espelho, with its imposing cliffs in the background, and the Praia dos Nativos, with stalls, famous hotels and water entertainments.
The population of Trancoso originates from the inhabitants who founded the Jesuit village, formerly called São João Batista dos Índios in 1586. Trancoso remained unknown until the 1970s, when it was discovered and frequented by hippies. Since then, with tourism efforts promoted by the government of Bahia, it has blossomed into one of the best-known destinations in Brazil, annually receiving tourists from all over the world. Even with this tourist flow, the bucolic atmosphere and rustic charm have been maintained: the iconic historical center has remained the principal square of the city with its simple white church in the background.