Trancoso is a district in the municipality of Porto Seguro in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The region was the landing point of the Portuguese explorer, Pedro Alvares Cabral in Brazil, on April 22, 1500. It was founded by Jesuit Priests in 1583, with the name São João Baptista dos Indios.
Shaped as a rectangle, the village retains the original style of its housing architecture. Quadrado or the main square that is bordered by colourful houses and a white little church overseeing the Atlantic Ocean. The colourful houses and church are UNESCO protected.
It is famous for its beaches, such as Praia dos Nativos, Praia dos Coqueiros and Praia do Espelho.
While we where there we befriended a French model that was on a photo shoot for a Paris based fashion magazine 🙂