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Espelho Beach (Praia do Espelho)

Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Trancoso
Type: Beaches
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Matamata, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We (7 people) went to Praia do Espelho and stayed at a friend's lovely little beach house. We went in July when it is the rainy season and there was a fair bit of rain before we arrived, but which kindly stopped for the 4 days that we were there. We hired a van and driver from Porto Seguro and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

really want to go back!! it is a perfect landscape, nice for walking, swim and everything else that one can do at any beach. the only disappointing aspect was the food we ate for lunch at a restaurant by the beach. maybe it was a wrong choice, but nevermind we were not there for the food anyway!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were told not to miss this beach but honestly, Praia dos natives is much nicer. However if you go there do not miss going to silvinha for lunch!

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The travel beetween Trancoso and Espelho Beach is amazing... and the first view of Espelho Beach is unforgettable. Spend a day at Espelho Beach is an amazing experience.

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Dallas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We took a day trip from Trancoso to Espelho and had a very relaxing time. The drive from Trancoso can take at least 45 minutes depending on the roads (they get bumpy so make sure you have a good driver)! Once there, you can unwind, walk the tranquil beach, snorkel, eat delicious seafood, and drink caipirinhas! If you like exploring... More

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Denver, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Lovely remote beach! Stayed in Trancoso but did a day-trip to Espelho. Rented a car locally as they are fitted for the VERY bumpy dirt road to get there. Had lunch at a 3 table restaurant that only the referrals get to eat there, as there's no signs. Food was delicious, vegetarian and seafood, rustic Thai, Indian fusion.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Locals hyped up this beach quite a bit, saying the surface of the water truly looked like glass and "mirrored" the sky. My friends and I had some time to spare, so we drove out and spent a few hours just swimming and hanging out. The water is clear and calm, but it did not look especially glassy when we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Interesting car drive down a very bumpy road but we arrived to find a lovely rustic beach.. Not quite as amazing as I was expecting but beautiful nonetheless and worth a day trip

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stunning beach, great views. I particularly enjoyed relaxing at divino's for the day - really peaceful and away from the crowds and excellent food as well. The road there is certainly part of the experience...

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Austin, TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Wow! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!! Peaceful. Remote , but still has all that you could need. Not a night club type spot so plan more for romance, family, and/or pure relaxation.

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