Trancoso… often referred to as the best undiscovered beach town in Brazil. This little 16th century town on the white coastline of Brazil is one of the most charming places we went to. The whole town is built around the main square which has a little church and adorable little houses around it. In the evening the square lightens up with lampions and fairy lights hanging in the trees, almost giving it a Christmas feeling, and terraces and restaurants appear on the square. Being frequented by the upper society of Brazil, the town is full of shops and boutiques where you can purchase some of the finest beach wear of the country!
We arrived in Jericoacoara by flying to Porto Seguro (the closest airport) from where we took a taxi dropping us off in Trancoso (around 1 hour drive, and you go with the taxi on a ferry boat). We rented a little house on the beach, as some friends come to visit us. This is a great alternative to the more expensive hotels, and you can stay right on the beach! The beach is an absolute must in Trancoso with white sand and super clear warm water, it can’t get much better than this. There are several bars and restaurants on the beach, offering excellent lunch and dinner options.
We decided to spend New Year’s eve in Trancoso and it was probably one of the best NYE parties of our lives. Brazil has this tradition that everyone has to dress in white on New Year’s Eve, and everyone follows this rule. There are several New Year’s Eve parties organised on the beach, each one more spectacular than the other, with open bars, unlimited food, open air shows, … you name it. It should be on everyone’s bucket list!
Where to eat / sleep?
- Pousada Bahia Bonita (beach club) – super trendy beach club, on the most beautiful part of the beach.
- Renting a villa. It is very common in trancoso to rent a little house or appartment. There are loads of options on Airbnb or HomeAway.
Caipirinha on the beach
Our little villa
Fresh mangoe on the beach
New Year’s Eve in white