Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa is a collection of eleven casitas, surrounded by gardens at the edge of the historic Quadrado—Trancoso’s picturesque village square.

Conceived by fashion designers Wilbert Das and Robert (Bob) Shevlin, each of the houses has a unique personality and feel.

The attention to detail and originality of each room make Uxua (“ooo-shoe-ahh”) one of our favorite hotels in South America. Don’t just take our word for it; the hotel is a regular in Elle, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, and Vogue.

At the heart of Uxua’s garden, an open-air breakfast restaurant and sundeck flank a swimming pool lined with shimmering blue quartz crystals.

Nearby, you’ll find a yoga studio, spa, a second restaurant, gym, concierge desk, and a boutique for the Casa Uxua line of artisan housewares.

Daybeds are reserved for guests at the Uxua Beach Bar at Praia Nativos—a ten-minute walk from the hotel.

Accommodations 

Each of the guest rooms features hand-made furnishings and fixtures, made locally with traditional techniques. All casas and villas at Uxua have air conditioning. Each is furnished with fan, security box, television, bathrobes, beach sandals, and hairdryer.


Seu Pedrinho 

  • Most spacious 1-bedroom casa at 1,453 square feet
  • Located on the historic Quadrado
  • Canopy bed
  • Living area with sofas, kitchen, dining room, and bar
  • two bathrooms
  • private garden

Gulab Mahl

  • 2-bedrooms with ensuite bath
  • 2,314 square feet
  • Faces historic Qudrado
  • Mezzanine living area
  • Sunken outdoor kitchen
  • Tiered gardens in kitchen

Zé e Zilda 

  • 3-bedrooms with ensuite bath
  • 2,271 square feet
  • Faces historic quadrado
  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor seating/dining
  • Private garden patio
  • Detached 3rd suite

Seu Irênio

  • 1 bedroom, 1,291 square feet
  • Faces historic quadrado
  • Plunge pool and patio
  • Outdoor seating/dining
  • Outdoor bathtub in garden
  • Double shower open to sky

Terraço do Céu 

  • 1 bedroom, 1,291 square feet
  • plunge pool on rooftop deck
  • Panoramic view over Quadrado
  • Ceramic shower heads
  • sculpted bathtub
  • private garden patio

*One of the most in-demand casas in Trancoso


Estúdio 

  • 1 bedroom
  • 990 square feet
  • Utopian artist studio
  • Indoor/outdoor bathroom with treetrunk sinks and garden
  • Double wood shower heads
  • Terrace
  • 2 patios

Quintal da Glória 

  • 1 bedroom
  • 861 square feet
  • 2nd floor panoramic garden views
  • Spacious outdoor balcony with daybed eating area
  • Open-air bathroom with double-showers of eucalyptus
  • High ceiling and pitched traditional roof

Casa da Árvore 

  • 1 bedroom tree house
  • 1,496 square feet
  • Lush garden view
  • split-level
  • build from reclaimed wood
  • Thatch roof
  • Ensuite bath
  • Wooden outdoor tub
  • Private garden and patio with wood swing

Eugênia 

  • 2 bedrooms with ensuite bath
  • 2,454 square feet (UXUA’s largest casa)
  • Lush garden view
  • Private pool and lounge
  • Indoor/outdoor kitchen
  • Vast living area and covered garden dining

Seu João 

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1,345 square feet
  • Private pool with hydro-massage Jacuzzi
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor shower
  • Spacious patio and lounge with pergola
  • Bathroom with interior garden

Nozinho

  • 2-bedrooms with ensuite bath
  • 1,776 square feet
  • Garden view
  • Airy kitchen and living
  • Covered patio with outdoor dining
  • Private gardens
  • Private bedrooms at opposite ends of casa

Exploring Trancoso 

Trancoso is home to eight beaches spread across 24 kilometers of coastline. These beaches are reachable from Quadrado by foot, bicycle, or horseback.

The food scene in Trancoso is dynamic with culinary influences from Africa, Native Americans and Portugal. Unique dishes and flavors can be found in  the city’s excellent street food.

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