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Trancoso: The Calm, Laid-Back Beach Town

Feb 21, 10 Trancoso: The Calm, Laid-Back Beach Town

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The pace of life in Trancoso is always calm and laid-back. Even in peak season, the little village does not get too stirred up. Here, the pousadas are spread around the old village and along the beaches. And those are the two most important parts of Trancoso. The Village is where you’ll find shops, pousadas and restaurants in...

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Arraial d’Ajuda: Entertainment & Night Life

Feb 21, 10 Arraial d’Ajuda: Entertainment & Night Life

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When the beach bars close for the evening at around sundown, the village road begins to light up. People hit the village shopping for a restaurant or bar or just walking around to take-in the charm of the place. Things really get moving at around 10pm and it’s a good idea to already have chosen your spot by then, as the best seats...

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Arraial d’Ajuda: Excursions

Feb 21, 10 Arraial d’Ajuda: Excursions

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Excursions available in Arraial d’Ajuda are pretty much the same ones available in Porto Seguro. Whether you book your excursion in Porto Seguro or Arraial is just a matter of comparing prices and options. Some agencies in Arraial are just re-selling an excursion that leaves from Porto Seguro anyway, so be sure to ask about the...

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Arraial d’Ajuda: Shopping

Feb 21, 10 Arraial d’Ajuda: Shopping

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In my opinion, the best shopping is in the old village, but by all means check out the more upscale offerings all along the Estrada do Mucugé too. An interesting shop in the Praça Brigadeiro E. Gomes is the Casa de Renda, with hand-made and hand-painted fabrics. There is also a well-stocked souvenir store on the far corner of the...

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Trancoso: The Quadrado (the Village Square)

Feb 20, 10 Trancoso: The Quadrado (the Village Square)

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The small square that is historical Trancoso, called the Quadrado, was once the only civilization for miles and miles. On horseback, the trip to Porto Seguro to sell sugar and cocoa products took an entire day. But life in the Quadrado was slow and simple. As you walk into the square you can imagine how life here must have been. The...

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Trancoso: Beaches to the North

Feb 19, 10 Trancoso: Beaches to the North

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The beaches in Trancoso are slightly less populated than those in Arraial, but the layout is similar. In Trancoso, however, the northern and southern beaches are separated by the Trancoso River, which you can cross either by swimming or by taking a small boat for about R$3. Of Course, you can also hike up to the village, across, and...

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Trancoso: Beaches to the South

Feb 18, 10 Trancoso: Beaches to the South

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On the south side of the village are beaches with slightly more turbulent waters, although they are nevertheless excellent for swimming. The water here is clearer and bluer than on the north coast, largely due to the many rivers that flow into the ocean along this part of the coast. The first beach you come to on the south coast is...

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Cacao: Brazil’s Original Gold Dust

Feb 09, 10 Cacao: Brazil’s Original Gold Dust

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Chocolate, or more specifically the Cacao fruit, first appears on our radar in Egypt in the 16th century BCT. Little is know of its use in Egyptian culture, but the first known cultivation of the fruit is by the Aztec culture of around 600 CT. The Aztecs and Mayans believed that their ancestors brought the Cacao seeds from paradise...

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Arraial d’Ajuda: Planning Your Time

Jan 23, 10 Arraial d’Ajuda: Planning Your Time

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Most travelers who come to the south of Bahia remember Arraial d’Ajuda as their favorite place on the coast. It has a kind of rustic charm to it that seduces just about everyone who comes here. It’s difficult to say whether the highlight is the village itself, or the beaches. Thankfully, you don’t have to choose between them....

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Porto Seguro: Land of the Big Barraca

Jan 16, 10 Porto Seguro: Land of the Big Barraca

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Visitors arriving in Porto Seguro for the first time are often surprised by what they see. It’s a common misconception that Porto Seguro is a quaint, Bahian-style beach village.  Porto Seguro has a very particular appeal. Specifically, it appeals to young, working class Brazilians.  It offers everything that this group desires:...

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