Half of UXUA's casas here date back 500-years to the village's founding. They were restored by designer Wilbert Das in collaboration with local artisans using traditional techniques and reclaimed materials.
In the 1970's hippies came to Trancoso out of curiosity. But they stayed out of passion. Passion for a way of life centered on personal wellness inspired by unspoiled nature - rainforest, mangroves, beaches and the sea - plus the timeless wisdom of Bahian and native American traditions.
UXUA is defined by authenticity, and the beach lounge is its pure expression. We restored an old fisherman bar, and serve still from an antique wooden boat topped by a thatch roof. Low impact, sustainable, and delightful.
Bahian cuisine and innovative tropical cocktails, all UXUA standards. Surf, sea kayaking, beach volleyball, wooden gym, all at Trancoso's most central beach just steps from the Historic Quadrado.
Every UXUA Casa has its own, deep sofa reserved on our beach. Its only an 8-minute walk from the hotel, through the Historic Quadrado and down a path to a simple wooden bridge passing one of the best-preserved stretches of Atlantic mangrove in Brazil.
Arriving at UXUA Praia, towels, every imaginable drink, and UXUA's innovative Bahian fusion cuisine await. As do all the services one could wish for; massage, yoga, and capoeira lessons all available.
These casas have a soul, each with legends and family history, every detail uniquely crafted by caring hands. UXUA's rustic beach lounge, Almescar Spa, Quadrado restaurant and 5-star service complete the perfect holiday.
Its the largest one-bedroom casa on the Historic Quadrado, with an airy, bright interior no less colorful than its exterior. Accented with smooth wooden floors, each room offers a Quadrado view. Vast living area with deep sofas, open kitchen and dining room, bar, cozy private garden, two bathrooms – one with a double shower – and a spacious bedroom with canopy bed.
The casa is rich with authentic details, including the traditional rustic table and chairs sitting on the Historic Quadrado. Views of the square are enjoyed throughout, including the large living room and pillow-filled mezzanine with carved hardwood accents, plus a sunken outdoor kitchen. Two split-level bedroom suites feature stunning reclaimed hardwood floors.
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A table in front of the casa invites al fresco dinner parties or cocktails on the historic square, while a rustic table inside offers a more intimate option. Quadrado views from the kitchen, dining or the airy living room with its deep sofas. 2-bedrooms in the main house with the 3rd a garden suite, separated by a patio filled with cushions and covered by a flowering pergola.
Legend goes that Seu Irênio burned the musky resin of almescar trees each evening in front of his large, white casa on the Historic Quadrado, hypnotising children with stories and performing tricks, gaining him the affectionate nickname ‘the magician of almescar’. The warmth felt for Irênio by the community inspired a very loving restoration of his home by local artisans.