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Address: , Trancoso, State of Bahia, Brazil
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BEST BEACH IN BRASIL

Love the place. Deserted, natural beach. Warm waters, transparent. Get early before the tourists from Porto Seguro. Beautiful views!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Love the place. Deserted, natural beach. Warm waters, transparent. Get early before the tourists from Porto Seguro. Beautiful views!

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Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Maybe I was influenced by the high expectations created by those who recommended this beach, but I found it to be nothing but a normal one. Closes VERY early, and they charge just for parking, whether you use the infrastructure or not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Gorgeous beach, with difficult access. But do not hesitate to spend at least one day there, where you can finda a parking, restaurants, bars ... as an option bring your own lunch ... Considering the prices, I recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is one of only 5 beaches in Brazil given a 5 star rating, and it's easy to see why. Not even being a beach person, I was blown away by just how stunning the beach is, with its natural swimming pools at low tide, rocky outcrops and dramatic cliff backgrounds. Worth nothing that the pousadas, snack bars etc here... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. But be aware, the beach is full of restaurants, all of them with great food and very expensive, if you don't want to spend money plan to be there for just a few hours.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Up till 5-6 years ago a wonderful hidden beach some 15 km south of Trancoso. Unfortunately new constructions of houses, pousadas and restaurants, have invaded this idyllic spot ( with not too many architectural thinking involved). The worst part however are the busloads of day tourists who arrive in the morning and spoil any lost touch of privacy and tranquility.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Espelho is just one of those paradise beaches you can really unplug and relax. The 1h30-2h drive from Porto Seguro - mostly on a bumpy dirt road - is worth it. That's what keeps the crowds away. Up on the cliff there's the Outeiro das Brisas condo, with colourful homes that recreate the rustic style of Bahia colonial towns. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

After reading lot of nice reviews of this beach we decided to see. The road conditions are not that good, but after leaving the trail going downstairs to the beach we saw why it gets tons of compliments. Warm and blue water, and when the sun comes up it turns into a "mirror" reflecting the sun in the ocean. During... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Perhaps it was the first of many beaches in Brazil (outside of Rio) on this trip, but it seemed a little overhyped. Overall it rates a 4/5 but obviously it is trendy (read: overpriced). Go to Caraiva if you only have time for one beach in this area.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

There is Curuipe Beach and Espelho Beach. The real Espelho Beach is located after a little river at the right side when you look to the sea. The also very beautiful Curuipe Beach has many restaurants and is crowded by the CVC customers who invade the beach between 10 am and 4 pm. during summer. If you are not guest... More 

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