The Experience

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa

Brazil’s Southern Bahia region is famed for its tropical climate and hundreds of kilometers of pristine beaches.  

In 1586 Jesuit missionaries travelling in the area founded Trancoso, carving out of the rainforest a grassy town-square overlooking the sea and surrounding it by fifty simple casas and a small church. This area, known as the Quadrado, has been preserved for centuries and is today one of the most picturesque settings in Brazil.

By carefully restoring 5 of the Quadrado’s historic casas and creating new ones with local artisans using traditional building methods and reclaimed materials, designer Wilbert Das opened UXUA Casa Hotel in May 2009 UXUA’s casas range from 1 to 3 bedrooms, and offer the space and privacy of a stay in a private home complimented by hotel services delivered with all the hospitality typical of the region.

The hotel blends seamlessly into its environment, with 7,000 square meters of private gardens holding an internationally acclaimed restaurant, lounge, spa, and gym. The UXUA grounds are for the exclusive use of hotel guests, and are complimented by a rustic beach lounge a short walk from the hotel through protected Atlantic mangrove.

Terms & Conditions

UXUA’s property including restaurant, lounge, and spa, are exclusive to guests.

The UXUA Beach Lounge welcomes the public, keeping reserved sofas for UXUA guests, but can also be used exclusively for private functions.

UXUA’s ten casas can be rented together, and the hotel has facilities for all variety of social occasions, parties, weddings, or small conferences or board meetings. 

Its name is pronounced oo-shoo-ah — yet the moment you arrive at this boutique hotel, you’ll simply say “ahhhh.” In the heart of Trancoso, a sleepy fishing village along the breathtaking Bahian coast, UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa features ten casas around a luxuriant garden and the 16th-century town square. Restored using reclaimed materials and local artworks, antique casas feature one to three bedrooms, full kitchens and open-air bathrooms; some casas include private plunge pools and Jacuzzis. Relax at the rustic beach lounge, take lessons in the Brazilian sport of capoeira or Bahian cooking classes, and follow up with an organic spa treatment.
In the Know

UXUA’s beach is exquisite, but the pool also beckons with its 40,000 green aventurine quartz stones believed to hold healing powers. Distance from Porto Seguro Airport (BPS): 24 mi/38 km Guests Receive:

  • Upgrades are not applicable with this participant
  • One-way transfer from UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa
    • to Porto Seguro Airport (BPS)
  • Capoeira class for the guests at UXUA Spa
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
    • (already included in the rates)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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