Trancoso is an attractive clifftop fishing village with clusters of colourful houses and a main square, Quadrado, whose whitewashed church overlooks the ocean. Have dinner here, feasting on fresh fish caught that day, accompanied by local musicians.
There’s plenty more food to enjoy at your beautiful hotel, UXUA,
over the next few days, as you wake up to a delicious Bahian breakfast and learn how to make traditional local dishes with the hotel’s chef in your casa’s private kitchen, such as frutos do mar
with black rice and the ubiquitous spicy pimento dressing, and you’ll also get to enjoy authentic Trancoso-style meals and cool down with a Trancoso iced tea, made with camomile flower, passionfruit, honey and cinnamon. Those with a sweet tooth will also love making chocolate with fresh cacao from UXUA’a garden, and Bahia’s signature dessert, sweet coconut cocada
, made with homegrown coconuts. Mix up a perfect caipirinha with the bar staff to wash it all down with.
The Bahian coastline, with its endless stretches of sand, beg to be explored (an ideal way to work off all that food and drink!). Go swimming and snorkelling in the pristine waters, or simply relax on the beach.