Uxua Casa Hotel - Casa da Árvore

Bahia, Brazil

Rustic boutique hotel with a tropical vibe in Brazil's picturesque and historic Bahia state

Bahia 45810-000 Trancoso Brazil
Uxua Casa Hotel aerial view
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Uxua Casa Hotel
Uxua Casa Hotel beach
Uxua Casa Hotel swimming pool
Uxua Casa Hotel restaurant
Uxua Casa Hotel beach
Uxua Casa Hotel lounge

Trancoso is a beautiful seaside village in Brazil's verdant and historic Bahia state, a magical spot where rainforest meets Atlantic mangrove and endless beaches. A perfect subtropical climate and warm ocean temperatures bless this area year-round.

Half Uxua (pronounced ooosh-uw-a )'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.

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Uxua Casa Hotel

At a Glance

11 private casas.

Amenities include a rustic beach lounge, Almescar Spa, Quadrado restaurant.

The pool is shaped like a lake and surrounded by a huge wooden deck.

55 mintues by car (24 km) from the city of Porto Seguro. Flights to Porto Seguro airport take 70 minutes from Rio de Janeiro.

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Casa da Árvore

Sprawling across three levels, this elevated 139 sq.m. treehouse dream earns 'green' credentials not only from recycled woods, but also a traditional thatched roof, and an award-winning interior executed from reclaimed, organic materials gathered across southern of Bahia. It also features an outdoor hot tub.

Uxua Casa Hotel Casa da Arvore interior
Uxua Casa Hotel Casa da Arvore interior
Uxua Casa Hotel Casa da Arvore terrace
Uxua Casa Hotel Casa da Arvore hot tub
Uxua Casa Hotel Casa da Arvore hot tub
Uxua Casa Hotel Casa da Arvore hot tub

The allure of this remote coastal Pataxó Indian village is never having to make an excuse for frittering away your days doing little more than swinging in a hammock, lounging poolside or strolling the talcum powder-white sand beaches.

Half 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


These casas have a soul, each with legends and family history, every detail uniquely crafted by caring hands.

When Das first came to Trancoso in 2004, he immediately knew he wanted to settle in Bahia's most colourful and bohemian paradise. His initial, rather humble plan, was to transform one of the 15th-century fishermen???s cottages overlooking the village square into a private retreat.

He realized he could help preserve historic Trancoso by expanding his project to include three more Quadrado-facing houses and several other buildings scattered nearby, most recently a treehouse and a garden hideaway with a rooftop pool.

And his insistence on recycled materials, and tenacity in the sourcing of Brazilian vintage furniture, was fundamental to keeping the project in harmony with the local environment.

The end result? A discreet and quintessentially Trancosan hotel: just 11 casas with the opportunity to self-cater or be given the 5-star treatment. Artists seeking a working retreat, celebs seeking seclusion, a family seeking a cultural seaside getaway or lovers seeking a haven will all be fans.