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Destinations   Trancoso

Trancoso is a small town in the municipality of Porto Seguro in the state of Bahia, Brazil. It was the landing point of the Portuguese explorer, Pedro Alvares Cabral in Brazil, on April 21st, 1500. It was founded by the jesuits priests, on 1583, with the name of Saint John Baptist of the Indians. The town is in a rectangular shape, with houses in the original style. It is famous for its beaches, such as Praia dos Nativos, Praia dos Coqueiros and Praia do Espelho.

Amidst the many rich and famous people that live in or visit the town, Trancoso continues to retain its rustic charm, with its extensive pristine beaches, exuberant nature and friendliness of the locals. It offers a wonderfully warm and sunny tourist destination for its diversified visitors from Brazil and abroad, a place to slow down and relax. Services range from modest and economical accommodations and meals to the most luxurious and sophisticated.

How to get there:
Trancoso is located in the south of the state Bahia, Brazil. The nearest International airport is Porto Seguro, witch can be reached from the capital of Bahia, Salvador or directly from Rio De Janeiro or Sao Paulo. During the high season there exist seasonal charter flights connecting directly from Europe to Porto Seguro or Salvador.

Trancoso is around 26 kilometers (or 50 miles) by car or taxi. The drive takes about an hour including a short ferry river crossing. Rental car services are available at the airport or an airport taxi can bring you straight to your Hotel or pousadas in Trancoso.


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