A veritable paradise of the tropics with some of the most beautiful beaches in the region, Trancoso is the ideal destination for those seeking sophistication and refuge on Bahia's unsurpassed coastline.

A brief history about Trancoso

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.

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Trancoso today

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.