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“Nice beach”
Review of Praia do Espelho

Praia do Espelho
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Trancoso
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Well I do like the beach it IS very nice. Not a lot nicer than other beaches in Bahia, but still very nice. Great for swimming, since the outer reefs takes care of the otherwise heavy waves.
Prices are close to ridiculous - like a 125R$ for a moqueca.... come on....!
The road there was definitely an experience in a small Gol.....:) Took my about 1 hour and 20 min to do the like 19km from Trancoso. I really wanted to proceed to Caraiva, but it was not possible due to the road conditions.
BTW when arriving in own car, stick to the left when you arrive. Here you have free parking

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

This beach has such variety of landscape, especially walking toward the north, you'll sometimes feel like you are on another planet.

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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Just... beautiful. Secluded, gorgeous, good for walking. We spent a wonderful day there. Food was expensive, though.

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Reviewed 9 April 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.

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Reviewed 5 April 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.

Thank Mandi P
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