Pousada Capim Santo, Trancoso, Bahia
"beautiful Quadrado pousada in lush gardens with gourmet restaurant"
|Nearest Airport:||Porto Seguro - 45 kms|
|Trip Style:||Yoga + Spa, Watersports, Honeymoon + Romance, History + Culture, Boutique Luxury, Beach|
restaurant, pool, private parking, massage, laundry, hammocks, wi-fi, bar
|Language(s):||Spanish, Portuguese, English|
|Recommended attractions:||yoga, whale watching, weddings, walking, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, night life & shopping, massage, local handicrafts, kitesurfing, kayaking, indigenous culture, horseriding, golf, diving, churches, buggy trips, boat trips|
|Ideal for:||solo travellers, friends sharing, families, couples|
|Cards Accepted:||Visa, Mastercard , Diners, AMEX|
|Telephone:||+55 73 36681122|
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Note: Where pousadas are off the beaten track, Google maps only show the nearest town, and are not an accurate guide to location.
Alison's pousada review
What an amazing place- the pousada Capim Santo. I had been hearing good things about this pousada for some time from friends but the reality exceeded all expectation. The aim of owners Sandra and Nando is to offer comfort of the highest quality in the relaxed informality of a home from home, with superb cuisine as an aditional extra and guests obviously approve as there is a huge repeat business.
Capim Santo is one of the most traditional pousadas in Trancoso and it has grown substantially since its beginning in 1985 adding a beautiful pool, massage suite and beautifully kept tropical gardens. There is choice of different standards of suite together with individual bungalows and all have excellent bed linen, flat screen TVs, telephone, safe and fridge. Decor is rustic chic with clean white style giving an immediate sense of peace.
The accommodation is wonderful all round. However it is the superb restaurant and the service, detail and staff commitment which really set the Capim Santo apart: the welcome you get from the staff when you arrive, the eco-friendly beauty products, the information booklet in English and portuguese, not to mention the amazing cuisine. I stayed a night and felt immediately like cancelling the rest of my trip and just chilling there. I will be back!
Trancoso lies an hour's drive to the south from the balsa or ferry which brings you over the River Buranhém from Porto Seguro. Originally an Indian fishing community the town was founded by the jesuits priests in 1583 and the famous church of St John the Baptist of the Indians was built on the site of the orginal 16th construction, at the top of a cliff overlooking a neverending turquoise sea. From here it is just a short walk down to the beaches and beach bars of Nativos, Trancoso and Coqueiros.
This is a place which manages to combine the best of the old and the new, the chic and the laid back. Boutique shops and restaurants now inhabit the colourful former fishermen's cottages round the quadrado or main square which is the focal point of the town and in the evenings local artisans set up stalls to sell handmade jewellery and other work. During most of the year it's pretty laid back here but avoid times like New Year and Carnival if you don't like noise. It can get very busy here with Brazilian tourists!
- the quadrado at fullmoon when it often rises full red
- chilling by the pool
- a massage in the spa
- Jonas' beach bar
- a visit to the Pataxo (Indian) villages
- Arrival welcome and personal service
- Location just off the Quadrado
- Superb cuisine in the Capim Santo restaurant
- Relaxed informality
|Try a different place if...
if you are looking for total tranquility in high season or holidays when local establishments play loud music.