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The Quadrado of Trancoso

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Trancoso is one of the most recognized beach-destinations in Brazil. It’s known for it’s beautiful beaches, the charming Quadrado (Village Square) and for its rich and historic culture. Trancoso is situated in the south of the state of Bahia with easy access by the airport of Porto Seguro.

With many gorgeous spots and breathtaking views Trancoso is a place, that offers both luxury accomodation and great cuisine while maintaining the simplicity and it’s rustic charm. The Quadrado is where things happen in the evening and the place for a drink and a romantic candlelit dinner at a open-air restaurant. Also amazing for friends and family it offers a wide variety of restaurants. At the end of the grassy square is a small historic church to complete the charm.

The weather couldn’t be better, as we have sunny weather around the year and reasonable temperatures. Even in the summer temperatures rarely pass the 28-30 degree mark (80-85 Fahrenheit) and in winter days are still nice with temperatures around 22-24 degrees (70-75 Fahrenheit). Of course there are rainy days, but rains can be refreshing and the skys usually clear up fast. Trancoso was founded by jesuit missionaries in 1586 as one of the first settlements in Brazil and the layout of the square is still intact and gives testament to the jesuit history.

Restaurants and bars

• Cacau - One of the most famous and tradicional restaurants in Trancoso. Pulled back a little from the square it sits right by the church. Diverse meu, but known for its seafood and drinks.
• Capim Santo - One of the first restaurants in Trancoso. Our guests leave great comments on this restaurant. Down a little alley from the square it is also a pousada. Diverse menu, but known for seafood.
• El Gordo – Portuguese and international menu. Pulled back from the square and within a pousada the tables surround the pool and there are great views. Well known for an extense winelist and drinks.
• La No Dom – Great pita-bread sandwiches. A favorite amongst the locals. A 150 meters from the square.
• Maritaca – This is basically a pizza-restaurant, but also has salads and other dishes. It sits on a corner a 100 meters off the square and is a popular place to hang out.
• Restaurante da Silvana - Run by a traditional Trancoso-family it is right on the square with tables underneath a huge tree. Known for fish and authentic bahian cooking.
• Sushi Trancoso – Fresh sushi every day. Just off the square.
• Chopp e Temakeria – Sushi restaurant 200 meters off the square. Popular with the locals and occasionally all-you-can-eat nights.
• Bem Ti Vi Hamburgeria - Great hamburgers right on the square.
• Cafe Cultura Kitsch Bar - Right on the Quadrado it is a popular hang-out with drinks and snacks.
• La Cevicheria - Peruvian cuisine. 150 meters off the square it serves great ceviches and other peruvian dishes.