Trancoso Beach, southern Bahia

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Little-known a decade ago, Trancoso’s sweeping beaches were the secret of well-heeled travellers who came here in search of the real Brazil. Nowadays boutique hotels mingle with its photogenic fishermens’ cottages and Trancoso has transformed itself into an upmarket getaway. Trancoso is no longer undiscovered but remains low-key, with its village soul intact. Local kids play football in the beautiful cuadrado each evening as the sun goes down.

Day 1: Transfer to Salvador airport for flight to Puerto Seguro (1 hr). Continue by road to Trancoso (2 hrs). Spend 3 nights at Pousada Etnia (upper mid-range), a delightful small boutique pousada, close to the village centre and a 10-minute stroll from the beach.

 

Days 2 and 3: At leisure to enjoy Trancoso’s superb golden beaches and Bahian village vibe.

Day 4: Transfer to Porto Seguro airport (2 hrs) for your onward flight.

4 days from £701pp