Discovery Coast

Discovery Coast Travel Guide

Articles about Discovery Coast

By Anderson Cooper
It didn't take me long to fall for Trancoso—just a couple minutes, in fact. It was two years ago, my first trip. I’d only just arrived and it was nearly dusk. After dropping off my bag in the bedroom of the old fisherman’s house I was staying in, ...
By Meghan McEwan
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...

Hotels in Discovery Coast

A starkly elegant 50-room hotel in the center of old town.

Restaurants in Discovery Coast

Maria Sylvia Esteves Calazans Luz came from São Paulo to Trancoso in 1974 at the age of 32. She was soon cooking elaborate meals for guests at her beachfront cottage on the Praia do Espelho.

Things to do in Discovery Coast

Rent a car at the airport—it’s an hour to Trancoso—or hire a driver ($113) through Mangue Alto Turismo. Owner Henrique Costa speaks fluent English and knows the region well.