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Trancoso Travel Guide

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Simple Rusticity in Coastal Trancoso, Brazil

In Brazil, near a village green lined with brightly painted cottages, T+L found coconut juice and caipirinhas, daily sun and nightly capoeira, and everyone’s-a-fisherman fashion.

Hoteliers Reinventing the Boutique Hotel

With their intimate, unconventional properties around the globe, these six trailblazers are transforming the boutique hotel.

World's Coolest Rental Homes

Indulge your real-estate fantasies with a stay in one of these chic rental homes.

Romantic Dream Trips

Whether a glamorous riad in Marrakesh or a beach town in Brazil, these 10 destinations celebrate the romantic getaway.

The Samba of Golf

The "new beautiful game" is taking off in Brazil

The Art of Bringing Hotel Design Ideas Home

A house is not a hotel. But can it be? Peter Jon Lindberg reflects on what he’s learned about design—and brought home—from a life in...

Hottest Travel Destinations of 2012

There's always someplace new on the horizon. From southern China to Arkansas, here are the must-see travel destinations of 2012.

Editor’s Note | January 2009

I am writing this letter from London, having spent the past two days at the annual World Travel Market fair, where government tourism representatives, airlines,...

It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2009

T+L picks the hottest new hotels around the globe.

Villa Values

Where to Find Great Deals
HOTELS

Uxua Casa

Six of the nine guest cottages at this boutique hotel—pronounced oo-SHOO-ahh—in Trancoso, Brazil, are scattered around a garden shaded by towering jackfruit trees; the three best rooms... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Bar da Costa

After a lunch of fresh ceviche at this beachside hotel bar, take to the daybeds overlooking the surf. In the main dining room try a subtle moqueca, paired with piquant pirão (a sauce of tomato,... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Igreja de São João Batista

The second-oldest church in Brazil was built by Portuguese settlers in 1586. Its defiantly plain façade—broken by a door, a window, and a wooden cross—is a fitting image for this... more ›


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