Founded by Wilbert Das, Uxua Casa Hotel is located in the historic center of Trancoso, a small fishing village on Brazil’s idyllic southern Bahian coast. The hotel features ten unique casas. Four of them are restored fishermen homes on the 16th century town green called the Quadrado, while six others sit in a lush garden. The design blends rustic elements with contemporary comfort and roominess, and fuses in an innovative way indoor and outdoor living spaces to take advantage of a year-round, tropical climate. Service is provided in friendly, Bahian style, including two restaurants specializing in traditional Bahian cuisine, a spa, a unique swimming pool of healing aventurine crystals, and a spectacular beach lounge created from old fishing boats.
Uxua Casa Hotel is deeply involved in the village’s life through various community projects. The hotel’s founding mission has been to contribute to the town’s beauty and preservation. For this reason, when Wilbert Das renovated the property, he collaborated with local artisans using traditional building methods, reclaimed and organic materials, and Brazilian antiques and art. The same applies in the kitchens where Bahian cooking is presented with the same joy and pride which food is served in any local home. Ingredients include produce from Uxua’s own garden and other organic farms of Trancoso, as well as the freshest fish caught using traditional techniques.