Described by VOGUE magazine as ‘Brazil’s answer to Tulum’, Trancoso is the ultimate Christmas and New Year A-list party destination right now. It’s one of Brazil’s best secrets – a vibrant Bahian hot-spot celebrated for its palm-fringed beaches. It is also a hub for arts and culture, buzzing with restaurants, boutiques, bars and art galleries. And when the private jets have departed, Trancoso is also a wonderful winter-sun destination to visit for a laid-back beach holiday. The perfect place to relax after the Rio Carnival in February or even during the months of April, May and June, during the low season when the weather is still warm and sunny, and the beautiful unspoilt beaches are empty.
Start your morning with a coffee from the eco friendly Capim Santo surrounded by a landscaped tropical gardens. For some perfectly cooked Italian pizza, visit Maritaca known for delicious homemade cordials and margaritas. For dinner one of the best Brazilian restaurants in Trancoso is Jacare situated in Quadrado Square and famous for beautiful interiors, delicious food and funky vibe.
Once a fishing port, Trancoso in the south of Bahia was discovered by hippies in the 1970s and today still retains the same relaxed, but colorful atmosphere. It is the go-to place for artists, creatives, and celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Leonardo Di Caprio, and Beyonce are regulars. There are two stunning beaches – Praia dos Nativos and Praia dos Coqueiros that you reach via a wooden boardwalk through the mangroves.
Where to stay:
Casa Mia at Casas Latinas is perfect for a group of ten friends (or family) sharing. The ultimate 5 bedroom contemporary hideaway and one of Casas Latinas hand-picked collection of exclusive villas and properties.
Designed by Brazilian architect Maristela Gorayeb, Casa Mia is a short walk from Trancoso’s charming Quadrado Square in the heart of the town. The contemporary interiors are sustainable, super-stylish and full of natural light. The property is surrounded by abundant tropical gardens with a contemporary black stone infinity pool facing the lush rainforest. There is a huge open-plan living area with a vaulted ceiling perfect for dining or relaxing. Casa Mia comprises the unique artisan local rusticity with a sleek sophistication across 250 square meters.
Located just 45km from Porto Seguro Airport, Casa Mia has a fully equipped kitchen, open plan living area that opens up to a stone terrace with views over the tropical gardens and a beautiful infinity pool. There is Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and a state-of-the-art music system. An on-site dedicated team with experienced English-Portugese concierge will look after your every need as well as a housekeeper, gardener, and private chef. For golf enthusiasts Praia do Espelho and Praia dos Coqueiros and the Terravista golf club are in the closest proximity to the property.