Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa

Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa

In Brazil’s verdant, historic Bahia state, UXUA Casa Hotel sits upon a magical spot where rainforest meets Atlantic mangroves and endless beaches. The hotel is part of a car-less UNESCO-protected area called the Trancoso Quadrado. Each casa dates back 500 years, with newly refurbished designs enhancing the original soul of the rustic beach homes. Experience 5-star hotel service, an innovative organic spa, and the purest white sand beaches spread across a pristine coastline. Feel the warmth of Bahian hospitality and taste its exquisite dining.


Bahia’s rich culinary heritage mixes African, Native American, and Portuguese influences into Trancoso’s unique rediscovery by hippies in the 1970’s. The cuisine is dynamic with gourmet twists to the comforts of home cooking and traditional street foods. Sip innovative tropical cocktails at the hotel’s restored old fisherman bar, Praia Bar, served on an antique wooden boat topped by a thatch roof.


Prized by Pataxó Indians for centuries and indigenous to southern Bahia, Almescar trees produce a pure, highly bioactive resin. With restorative qualities and an alluring musky scent, the hotel creates authentic, effective organic treatments with this pure source as well as shea butter, Brazil nuts, pitanga, and dark cocoa grown in the hotel gardens. Experience an Almescar oil massage, or a Bahian hot stone treatment, and other relaxing, rejuvenating options.


Trancoso’s beaches spread across miles of unspoiled coastline, nestled alongside the Atlantic rainforest and mangroves. These perfect stretches of sand are easily reachable from the Quadrado by foot, bicycle, or horseback. Each beach is infused with its own personality. From Barra do Rio Trancoso, a short stretch of silky white sand where guests can access Praia Bar, to the peaceful Rio da Barra where sunbathers and nature lovers can explore the rainforest by canoe. Other beaches are social and vibrant, perfect for surfing, beach volleyball, or snorkeling along colorful coral reefs.

Ideal forcouples and hipsters looking for a beautiful boutique hotel in Bahia in one of the hippest regions in all of Brazil




  • Named #7 on CNN’s “World’s 50 Best Beach Bars”
  • Named “The Ultimate Romantic Getaway Spa” by Vogue USA
  • Access to over eight nearby white sand beaches, each with its own personality, whether it’s privacy and solitude to social and vibrant
  • Almascar Spa with an exclusive menu of spa treatments all provided with handmade products made from the indigenous
  • Almascar tree and other organic ingredients
  • Each UXUA casa has its own reserved sofa on the beach, right near Praia Bar, offering every imaginable drink and innovative Bahian fusion cuisine
  • Aventurine quartz pool is UXUA’s one-of-a-kind pool composed of 40,000 specimens of unique green aventurine quartz, a native Bahian stone, considered by many to have powerful healing qualities
  • All furniture and decor is an organic creation, handmade by native artisans ranging from fishermen to Pataxó Indians, with antiques and art sourced locally
  • UXUA regularly hosts international artists at the Artist In Casa residency who contribute new work all the time to the hotel’s beautifully unique design
  • Seu Pedrinho:One-bedroom casa with canopy bed; Magenta color; Airy, bright interior; Wood floors; Open kitchen; Bar; Private garden; Two bathrooms; Double shower; Views of the Quadrado
  • Gulab Mahal:Two split-level bedroom suites; Ensuite bath; Raised mezzanine lounge; Stained glass windows; Reclaimed hardwood floors; Sunken sotdoor kitchen with tiered garden; Carved hardwood accents; Views of the Quadrado
  • Zé E Zilda:Two bedrooms in the main house with a third detached garden suite; Ensuite bath; Private garden patio; Antique fisherman’s casa; Historical antiques; Flowering pergola; Views of the Quadrado
  • Seu Irênio:One bedroom; Private plunge pool; Rustic modern decor; Antique roof; Outdoor garden bath with double-shower; Views of the Quadrado
  • Terraço Do Céu:One bedroom; Private pool on rooftop deck; Whitewashed walls with blue accents; Restored artist’s atelier; Private garden patio; Historic preservation status; Panoramic views of Quadrado and old Trancoso
  • Estúdio:One bedroom; Utopian artist studio; Indoor/outdoor bathroom with tree-trunk sinks; Hardwood floors reclaimed from a local farm; Vertical garden; Terrace; Two patios; Views of garden
  • Quintal Da Glória:One bedroom treehouse studio; Deck; Balcony; Open air bathroom with double showers of eucalyptus wood; Traditional thatch roof; TV; Panoramic views of secret gardens behind Quadrado
  • Casa da Árvore:One bedroom split-level treehouse; Traditional thatch roof; Reclaimed wood construction; Ensuite bath with double shower; Outdoor wooden tub; Private garden patio; Wood swing; Outdoor living room; Hammock; Bar; Views of garden
  • Eugênia:Two bedrooms: Master suite with spacious bathroom, second-floor bedroom with balcony; Ensuite bath; Iron tub; Private pool; Indoor/outdoor kitchen; Covered garden dining; Outdoor living room; Eco-conscious decor; Views of garden
  • Seu João:One bedroom; Private pool with hydro-massage Jacuzzi; Private garden; Outdoor shower; Rustic modern decor; Open-air bathroom with interior garden; Patio; Deck; Views of garden
  • Nozinho:Two bedrooms: Each at opposite ends facing a private garden; Covered patio; Private garden; Ensuite bath; Bright and airy; Kitchen; Spacious outdoor dining; Views of garden
  • Almascar Spa
  • Access to over eight beaches
  • Praia Bar
  • Fitness studio with personal trainers available
  • Capoeira classes
  • Yoga, pilates, and Brazilian forro dancing lessons
  • Aventurine quartz pool
  • Surfing, sea kayaking, beach volleyball, wooden gym at Trancoso’s most central beach just steps from the Historic Quadrado