Casas da Vila, Trancoso, Brazil
Cabanas in the colours of jelly beans line the streets and piazzas of this bohemian Brazilian village, and you will find that Casas da Vila Trancoso is pleasantly frayed around the edges.
Whatever the reason, a little blue bungalow close to the beach, with few windows and everything scuffed enough to put your feet on, is good for the heart. Clapboard shutters on the windows and doors open up to a leafy garden and private pool and allow balmy breezes to float inside. The interior of each house is a mix of rustic and the artistic, with decorative elements like antique mirrors and a dressmaker’s form adding a touch of vintage elegance. Local arts and crafts blend with colourful antiques and elements of whimsy.
Casas da Vila is a wonderful choice for honeymooners, couples, or a private group interested in seeing a side of Brazil that remains invisible to most tourists.