UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa features eleven unique casas which blend seamlessly into the historic center of Trancoso, a small fishing village on Brazil’s idyllic southern Bahian coast. Four casas are restored fishermen homes facing the 16th century town green called the Quadrado, while six others are hidden in a lush private garden. The casas were created by designer Wilbert Das in collaboration with local artisans using traditional building methods, reclaimed materials, and Brazilian antiques and art. 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 and gym, a unique swimming pool of healing aventurine crystals, and a spectacular beach lounge created from old fishing boats.