Trancoso was founded in the sixteenth century by Jesuit missionaries. They built the famous St. John the Baptist churchwhich stands near the cliff at the end of the Square (Quadrado) - the historical part of town where all the smallfishing houses have been turned into shops, restaurants and bars.
Nowadays, Trancoso is a cosmopolitan town that welcomes visitors from all around the world attracted by its beautiful beaches (considered some of the most beautiful in Brazil) and by the easygoing and hospitable locals.
The boundless blue ocean seen from above the cliffs and lush preserved Atlantic forest makes Trancoso an extremely special place that can mesmerize almost anyone.
Other attractions in the area include forest trails that can be done on foot or by bike, kayak trips down the rivers and locations for surfing and snorkeling.
Trancoso is also a great starting point for people wanting to explore the surrounding region such as Espelho beach, Caraíva and Arraial de Ajuda.
Getting to Trancoso
By Plane and Bus:
From the airport or bus station (they are both close to each other), get a taxi straight to Trancoso or a taxi to the ferry boat river crossing. After crossing the river, take a bus (viação Águia Azul) or shuttle to Trancoso. Both pass in front of the Pousada so tell them to stop at Pousada Quatro Crescente.
When you get to Eunápolis on highway 101, take highway 367 (linking Eunápolis to Porto Seguro) and after about 35 km, at a Roundabout, turn right on highway 001 towards Trancoso. The roads are paved and marked.