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Espelho Beach (Praia do Espelho)

Trancoso, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Trancoso
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil, very well preserved, not too crowded, expect 25 km of dirt road.

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Just to get away from any crowds was worth it.....we had a fantastic lunch at Cala Divino beach restaurant. Beach is practically deserted and just beautiful.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went and parked right down at the beach, then there is a choice of Pousadas for Day use. You can get a bed and table right on the beach and have delicious lunch and drinks. Ocean is warm and lovely long beach for a good walk.

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Matamata, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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18 reviews 18 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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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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