Oh, Trindade…

Oh, Trindade…

Trindade. Pronounced with a soft and seductive Brazilian Portuguese ‘g’ – “Trin-dodge”. A small village on Brazil’s Costa Verde, about 20 miles south of Paraty, Trindade is known for its beautiful beaches. We only made it to one – Praia do Meio. The original plan was to hire a taxi boat and hop from Sono, Brava, Cepilho, along with a not-to-be-missed visit to Piscina do Cachadaço – a natural pool formed from volcanic stones that’s full of tropical fish. And all of this beach-hopping was to occur after we’d spent the better part of our day exploring the Gold Trail. Such ambitious plans. But you know how plans go when you’re traveling – out the door!

So instead, we spent the entire time at Praia do Meio trying to decide if we should brave the dead-of-winter chill and take a dip, or if we should just settle for a barefoot beach stroll. The icy water decided for us, and stroll we did.

Though grateful for the chance to visit Praia do Meio, in the end, I felt shafted by the short amount of time we had to spend in Trindade. So I’ve added Trindade back to my Brazilian wishlist of places to visit and explore – next time, in the summer season. But until then, I’ll keep these images forever etched in my memory…



Where have you been that you’ve added back to your wishlist of places to explore in more depth?

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  • Trinidade looks beautiful. When I went to Brazil I only managed to go to Paraty and Rio. Would love to go back to explore some more of the country. Maybe for the World Cup next year…

    • Dana Carmel

      There’s so much of Brazil to see – you really need several months there to experience it all. I hope you make it back next year. I’ll be back in 2015!

  • Gorgeous place! I wouldn’t mind hanging out on those beaches for a while.

    • Dana Carmel

      You and me both, Nancie. Wish I was in Trindade right now!

  • Gorgeous! Looks like it’d be fabulous in the summer. For me, I would love to return to Vietnam to explore it more. It was my favorite country out of the three I visited in SE Asia but less then two weeks wasn’t nearly enough.

    • Dana Carmel

      Vietnam is definitely at the top of my list of places to see in SE Asia!

  • Piscina do Cachadaço sounds so interesting. I hope you get to visit there some day. Looking at the beach photos, I almost thought it was balmy outside, not chilly.

    • Dana Carmel

      Yeah – in one of the comments I mentioned that the water was more chilly than the air temp. I definitely have to get back to Trindade someday, and I’m sure that you’d enjoy it too!

  • Beautiful–but how cold was it? It doesn’t look too bad to me, but then again, anywhere is warmed than Minneapolis in the winter.

    • Dana Carmel

      It was pretty cold. Brazil gets pretty chilly in the winter – especially along Costa Verde. The air temp wasn’t too cold during the day, but the water was quite chilly. But yeah, being from Minneapolis, I’m sure the water would’ve felt like a warm bath to you! 😉

  • Looks like a beautiful place to visit, and the beaches very nice – can I join?

    • Dana Carmel

      It’s gorgeous – you would love it, Noel!

  • Hi Dana, what a lovely beach. I can smell caipirinha in the air:) I don’t blame you for wanting to return on a summer time. I may just tag along:)

    • Dana Carmel

      Ooh…a caipirinha would be the perfect compliment to a beach day in Trindade! 😉

  • What a beautiful beach – even if it was too chilly to swim! I can see why you would want to return!

    • Dana Carmel

      I can only imagine what the beach looks like in the summertime, and I can’t wait to go back!

  • Your second last photo is gorgeous. No wonder it is etched in your memory.

    • Dana Carmel

      Thanks, Jan! I want to blow that pic up and frame it. Pictures make the best souvenirs.

  • The beach looks lovely! The surrounding is also nice. I would be on the beach the whole day if I go there.

    • Dana Carmel

      That’s what I plan on doing when I go back – beach hop ’til I drop!

  • Beautiful place to visit 🙂

    • Dana Carmel

      Yes – it’s very beautiful!


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