This former fishing village has turned into a super-trendy getaway for Brazilians and fashionable jet-setters that want to hide away on an unspoiled beach.
Situated on the palm-fringed coast of Brazil’s Bahia state, Trancoso still looks like the hippie getaway that first made the town popular 20 years ago, with its uneven cobblestone streets and dirt roads. Colorfully painted low-rise wooden houses are the norm.
The nearest commercial airport is in Porto Seguro, 50 miles north of Trancoso. Flights from New York City, Paris or London require a connection, usually in Rio, São Paulo or Salvador. From Porto Seguro, there are buses to Trancoso (about $5) and taxis (up to $80).
Links: Terravista Golf - Terravista Airport - Música em Trancoso