Trancoso Travel Guide

Articles about Trancoso

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 Trancoso

Etnia means “ethnicity,” and the stylish rooms (Moroccan, Goan, Japanese, African tribal) in this eight-villa resort underline the theme. Excellent breakfasts are served beside the swimming pool.

Restaurants in Trancoso

This Quadrado fixture has French doors, paddle fans, and a vine-draped courtyard. Chef Sandra Marques—a São Paulo émigré—excels at fish dishes like salmon in leek sauce with black rice.

Things to do in Trancoso

Espelho is one of Bahia’s loveliest beaches, a vivid collage of blue water, creamy yellow sand, red cliffs, and lush green forest. Driftwood and coconuts wash up with the tide. Rivers and streams emerge from nowhere to snake into the sea.