Trancoso

Hotels in Trancoso

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 face the square.

Songbird Gal Costa’s vacation house—designed by architect Ricardo Salem—became a hotel in 1998. Now a member of Relais & Châteaux, the 28-room beachfront resort retains a winningly informal vibe and friendly service.

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.

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