If the Portuguese explorers who discovered Trancoso upon landing at the coast in the early 1500's returned today, they'd likely be impressed to see it's almost exactly as it was those hundreds of years ago. Tranquil, divine and unspoiled, this rectangular coastal region retains its original style. If you're a wealthy Paulista or Carioca, this is where you want to jet to on the weekends, ditch your shoes and find a deserted beach to chill on for the weekend.

Our reccomendation?  Pousada Estrela d'Agua.  Vibrant, verdant, refreshing and quintessentially cool....it remains one of the world's undiscovered retreats, proferring emerald seas flecked with turquoise hues, soft sands, and instant chill. Amidst this land of cottages and capirinhas, fisherman and flora, unpaved roads and unexplored routes, and most importantly, the quiet home of Pousada Estrela D'Agua.

This fabulous former summer holiday retreat-turned-chic hotel is set in a dazzling location, on the Beach of Nativos among endless acres of native vegetation and awe-inspiring views of the gorgeous seas. Luxury comes curiously effortlessly here on the hillside, where an intuitive staff await to cater to each guest's every need and wish whether at the spa indulging in lavish body treats inspired by ancient treatments and Amazon-sourced materials. All 28 rooms here carry a rustic chic charm. Suites sit peacefully amongst the gardens complete with plasma TV, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, and a restful hammock on the porch. The master suites amaze, with king beds that are all unique, private swimming pool or hydro Spa, home theater, 500 thread count sheets and a sheer air of bliss.And now, it adds its very own sushi spot to its extensive list of fabulousness.  Led by head chef Max Kamakura who has already made  name for himself, leading the kitchens of Jam in Sao Paulo, and Soho in Salvador, the menu is comprised of exquisite creations from fresh fish delivered daily, complemented by a wonderful array of sakes.  The Hot Roll and the salmon temaki with crisp sweet potato are rapidly becoming fan favorite.  Check it out! http://www.theexplorateurportfolio.com/travel-Brazil/Pousada-estrela-d-agua/


EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE-Complimentary bottle of Prosecco and handwritten welcome card in room upon arrival.  Click HERE for more info and as always, be sure & tell 'em The Explorateur sent you!