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Trancoso is a small city on the Discovery Coast of southern Bahia.

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Porto Seguro International Airport is about an hour away by car. Tel: 55-73-3288-2010.

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  • Praia Rio da Barra

This is the first beach of Trancoso just after the praia do Taipe, the last beach of Arraial d'Ajuda and has strong waves and white beaches. The only way to access the beach is by entering the Terravista Bar and restaurant entrance.

  • Praia dos Nativos

This beach has some of the nicest houses, villas and exclusive hotels of the region like the villas of Trancoso and Estrela d'Agua. This beach has some moderated waves and perfect for long walks on the white sandy beaches.

  • Praia dos Coqueiros

This is the main beach of Trancoso, where all the tourist bus gather. Lot's of local restaurants and bars right on the beach. Here you can just chill out or go horse riding.

  • Praia Rio Verde

This is one of the last beaches not far away from the cities center. It has a lot of bars, restaurants and little hotels. Strong waves by high tide.

  • Praia Itaquena

This beach is famous for wave surfing, an hour walk from the praia Rio verde. Some very good beach breaks and no hotels or restaurants on the beach. If you want to explore this beach make sure you bring water and something to eat.

  • Praia de Itaporanga

A very nice beach with a lot of private houses and condominiums.

horse riding at fasenda Yansan [4]

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  • Lavanderia Seria, Rua Carlos Chagas 774, 00557336681716, [1]. Great laundry and cafe with wi-fi. Self service and full service wash options, as well as coffee, smoothies, and sandwiches. The best place to take care of your cleaning needs in town. 15 rs/kg.  edit

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In Trancoso you have a lot of options! The most expensive restaurants are right on the main square or "quadrado", like the El Gordo restaurant, Maritaca, the very nice Caipim Santo and the Uxua bar restaurant. At the entrance of the quadrado you can find several food stands with local specialties like Tapioca and Acarajé.

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  • Café Esmeralda Pousada, [5]. Located in the historical centre of Trancoso the 'Quadrado Histórico' (Praça São João Batista).
  • Best Pousada - Villas de Trancoso, Pousada Som do Mar, [6] On the beach.
  • Casa da Vanessa, Estrada dos Macacos.
  • barbara's pousada, Correio De Trancoso 45810000 Trancoso Porto Seguro, Bahia Brazil, +55733 668 1263, [2]. private villa in the heart of trancoso, minutes away from the quadrado, can sleep 6 adults comfortably  edit
  • Casas da Vila Trancoso Boutique Hotel & Villas (Casas da Vila), 05, Acacias, City (Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil), +55 73 36681438, [3]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 11:00. 7 vacation cabanas outfitted in bohemian style in a private Villa at the secluded residencial area of Trancoso City. Walking distance to Quadrado and the century church, pool,daily breakfast and cleaning home, bed linen, del catering cabanas, USD 400 and above. (16.58794,-39.10399) edit


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