The Etnia Pousada & Boutique is a beautiful 4 star hotel in Brazil , located in Trancoso. Trancoso is a tiny village in Bahia, one of the Southern States of Brazil. What was once a tiny fishing village has developed over time into a popular tourist spot with gorgeous beaches and lush tropical forest. You can spend your days in awe of the crystal blue water, the white sand beach, the flora and the fauna of the rainforest.

Guests of the hotel can enjoy a private path that leads right down to the beach. The hotel is within walking distance of the main square of the city, where you can spend much of your time people watching, shopping and dining out, as well. The Etnia Pousade & Boutique embodies the best aspects of the region, making it a truly luxurious and relaxing destination. It is an oasis for those who want to relax and have a healthy, fulfilling holiday. It is located in the middle of a tropical rainforest garden, where guests can spend their time meditating, walking, taking photographs or soaking up views of the amazing plant-life.

More about this hotel


Mini bar, Private bathroom / Ensuite, Television
A Swimming pool with bar and lounge, a 7000m2 garden, secured parking lot, access to the beach (15 minutes walking) and to the town (5 minutes walking), restaurant and boutique are part of the hotels structure. In each bungalow, a stained glass window facing a private garden makes the guests feel even more in touch with the local nature.

To complete the atmosphere there is also body care: the hotel has a massage room, a professional Watsu masseur (Californian technique which consists in water shiatsu) and Aqua Gym, led by the hotels personal trainer (free of charge) who is at guest disposal three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).


Surrounded by shady woods, the boutique hotel counts on its 8 bungalows decorated with different themes (Cottage, Morocco, Tribal, Mediterranean, Trancoso, Kyoto, Gipsy and Goa), with furniture brought from all sides of the world, fully equipped with air conditioning, internet access, TV, telephone, safe, Swedish pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, balcony, walk-in closet and internal private garden. The hotel is located five minutes away from the lively Quadrado, Trancosos central square, where the villages magic takes place.

Internationally known as an oasis in the middle of the jungle and for combining comfort with unique ethnic decoration, Etnia was elected one of Brazil four best hotels by the prestigious German publisher, Taschen, in the book Great Escapes of the World, which shows a selection of the 90 best hotels around the world. It has also been featured in Hip Hotels Atlas, in Taschen Great Escapes South America, in CondeNast Johansens The Americas “ Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts & Spas and was the winner of Elles chic shack awards 2007, besides appearing on newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The New York Times, among others. Every detail, each item on display conveys a feeling of gathering of ethnics as if several pieces of the planet were there. The hotel owners take care of every detail themselves, from taking reservations to personally receiving guests, adding an atmosphere of intimacy to the experience.

Gastronomy & Bar

The gastronomy has a charm of its own. Breakfast is served by the pool, or on the bungalow balcony, and guests will find a range of homemade cakes, yogurts, jams, bread and so on. The restaurant brings a fusion menu of Mediterranean and local cuisines, with dishes such as the Kyoto (grilled fish with sesame seeds and soy sauce, with banana and nuts rice), the Morocco (Salmon hump with capers, rice and grilled vegetables) apart from homemade pasta such as the spinach and the feta cheese ravioli or the gnok, and several kinds of salad, all prepared by Lita, the hotels exclusive chef. Etnia also offer their guests three exclusive wines (merlot, Sparkling Brut and chardonnay), made at the renowned Vinicola Don Giovanni, located in the southern mountains of Bento Goncalves.


Etnia Pousada & Boutique

Avenida Principal, 25,
45818-000 Trancoso
Tel: +55 73-3668-1137
Fax: +55 73-3668-1549


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