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What We Love

  • Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Best on the Beach
  • Extravagant breakfast banquets, featuring fresh fruit and northeastern Brazilian delicacies, is included in the rate
  • A friendly 24/7 personal concierge who caters to every whim
  • Chilling out in the pool, which is lined with 40,000 green aventurine quartz crystals famed for their healing properties
  • Uxua’s organic cosmetics (including mosquito repellent) made locally from fragrant regional oils and plants
  • The fully equipped kitchen, where local cooks teach guests how to prepare such Bahian and African-inspired dishes as moqueca (fish stew) and bobó (stew thickened with manioc)
  • Chasing acarajés (crunchy Afro-Bahian fritters) and cocada (coconut sweets) with icy beer while gazing out to sea at Uxua Beach Bar

What To Know

  • Some casas do not permit children 16 and under
  • The hotel does not have any recreational areas for children; a babysitter is recommended for children under five
  • The closest international airport is in Porto Seguro, an hour away
  • During the peak summer season, lively globetrotters and party people flock to Trancoso
  • Rainy season is from April to July
  • Like most Trancoso hotels, Uxua is perched on a cliff, and it's a 10-minute walk to the beach
  • Some of Uxua’s casas are close to the street and pick up noise (music, voices, crowing roosters)
  • The price to add additional guests depends on the type of casa and time of year the reservation is made


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Like many people on their visit to the hippie beach enclave of Trancoso, Wilbert Das fell head over heels after his first step on the grassy central square, which overlooks Brazil’s Atlantic coast. The former Diesel creative director purchased the plot from two Swiss hippies and, with the help of local artisans, built Uxua as a tropical pied-à-terre to share with guests seeking a stylish refuge immersed in the rain forest.

Each of the 10 casas is individually designed and made from local materials, with such features as handcrafted clay walls, beam ceilings, log bars and countertops, and beautifully polished tropical wood decks. Das ingeniously designed each one himself, with such thoughtful flourishes as hand-wrought copper showerheads, giant vases filled with fresh-cut heliconia, reading lamps carved from coconuts and walls adorned in Brazilian art and antiques.

While the casas range in size — from the airy artist studio to the light-filled, 1,776-square-foot, two-bedroom Nozinho Casa, which has a fully equipped kitchen — each feels as if it was carved into the {“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/3188/prop-99198-1349448026-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”Tangerine caipirinhas are served alongside the blue pool lined with 40,000 aventurine crystals.”}trees sprinkled throughout the 27-acre grounds, which also feature outdoor spaces with hand-woven tassel hammocks slung between mango trees and private pools built into a wooden deck made to look like a fisherman’s bungalow. All mod cons, including flat-screen TVs, DVD players, iPod docks and gadgets in the fully equipped kitchens, are camouflaged so as not to interrupt the soothingly rustic spell of the Trancoso tropics.

Scattered amid the flowers and fruit trees are a library, spa, fitness room, and restaurant and bar, which serves locally inspired dishes — along with tangerine caipirinhas — by a blue pool lined with 40,000 crystals. And at Uxua’s private beach club, there’s a bar made from several abandoned fishing boats that fronts a prime strip of sand between a freshwater lagoon and the diaphanous blue sea.

How to Get There

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa
Rua do Parque, 10
Trancoso, 45818-000 Brazil



Our stay at Uxua has been perfect, the staff are wonderful they all knew who we where from minute 1, the attention to detail is incredible, food amazing and just a magical overall place.

If you are looking for a four seasons luxury type of hotel this is not the place for you, here you feel warm and taken care of , it’s a very family like approach. Breakfast was perfect, the beach bar they have was great and food really good.

Concierge team of Carlos and Lidja are amazing as well as overall staff in the hotel, restaurant and beach bar !

I hope to be back!

always impeccable, cozy and friendly

This place is amazing, the staff is very friendly, and time has made it even better ! i had been here before,... knew the place and the region, but the staff and the environment they've created made this experience a pleasant surprise.


Stereotypically Brazil is not known its service to tourists (compared to say Mexico). But Uxua is like no other Brazilian hotel or resort. They genuinely care about their guests’ well-being. Every employee was pleasing, helpful, and went the extra mile. We loved Carlos! Uxua was beautiful; every plant, every artifact, and every picture was carefully and deliberately placed with purpose. We stayed in the Seu Irenio, a wonderful fisherman house on the quadrilha. Our meals were the best in town (especially the moqueca). We loved the village atmosphere, though as you would expect, the town industry is tourism. The Uxua beach area was wonderful with comfy cabanas. We went at the end of July, so we fortunately timed our stay for the end of the rainy season. We had rain the first day, but the rest of our stay was rain-free. The advantage of that was that we avoided the crowds that other guests complained about. Restaurants were at 50% capacity with no waiting lines. We decided to visit Praia do Espelho. It was okay, but we liked our stay at the Uxua beach better. We highly recommend Uxua! Thank you Wilbert Das for your creation!