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“beautiful spot with little infra-structure”
Review of Praia do Espelho

Praia do Espelho
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Trancoso
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sao paulo
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54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“beautiful spot with little infra-structure”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

a 30 minute drive from trancoso on a dirt road leads you to a stunning place: praia do espelho. the beach is divided by a small river. on the left side, praia do curuipe, which is nice and offers more bar/restaurant options, but it's more crowded during high season. on the right side, it's the true gem: the "real" praia do espelho: a beautiful beach with calm green sea, cliffs surrounding it and no infra-strucure at all. no umbrellones, no chairs, no bars. if the sun is escorching (and during summer it is), you'd better go to one of the three fancy places located there, all of them separated from the beach by the small river.
silvinha, great thai restaurant with a gorgeus laid-back decoration, needs reservation and there's not a place to hang out while you're at the beach.
sushi da mel is just the same (and belong to silvinha's daughter), although with even a more relaxed atmosphere..
fazenda calá (divino) is a lovely boutique hotel with a bar by the small river. the space is realy nice and offers the best condition to enjoy the beach, the river and the bar.
expects to pay top dollar on any of them.
anyway, espelho is a great daytrip, but plan it in advance to get the most out of it.

Visited February 2013
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“Amazing”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

one of my favourite beaches - it has it all. great people watching, lively beach clubs but you can walk further up the beach if you prefer peace and quite. Great sand and swimming and the sun never stopped shining.

Visited February 2013
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Rio De Janeiro, Rj
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“Awesome”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

One of the most beautiful places on the Braziiian coast. The water, the beach, the cliffs are all striking. There is a place called Pousada do Bahiano, by the beach, where we stopped for caipirinhas in the shadow of huge coconut trees, which looks magical.

Visited January 2013
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Sao Paulo
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“One of the best beaches ever”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

A place not to be missed. It is distant from Trancoso but it is worth trip. Cristal clear sand and sea. Stay at one of the local pousadas if you can.

Visited January 2013
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São Paulo
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“astonishing beach”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

sandy beach, white cliffs, rock in the water, charming bars and restaurants and an unparalleled atmosphere makes this beaches one of the most beautiful in the whole world.

Visited January 2013
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