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Take a moment and breathe in the clear Atlantic air as you walk through the citrus-inspired gardens, taking in the view looking majestically towards the ocean. Hideout, forage, think in peace. Enjoy this beautiful home, built over 100 years ago, lovingly restored with a focus on sustainability Sleep in the big, dreamy beds, hike, laugh, enjoy a G&T with freshly picked herbs. Put your phone down, laugh out loud and enjoy life with those around you.

Known in the local area as, "Solar Branco," translateing in English as "large white house." The estate originates from the 1800s, with the main Solar completed around 1885. A building with historical and cultural significance, it is one of the finest examples in the Azores. A rich history from the citrus trade, now, some 100 years later carefully restored to its former glory. We look forward to welcoming you to the Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate.

A Pioneer in Sustainable Tourism in the Azores

Stay at Solar Branco, a hotel with the environment at the forefront of our thinking.

Quiet Location. 5 minutes from the beach. 5 minutes from Ponta Delgada

Located just outside of Ponta Delgada. Perfectly balancing city and country life.

Make the most of your time here on São Miguel

Let our team take care of arrangements, leaving you to enjoy each minute of your stay.

Heritage Thoughtfully Balanced with Modern Design

We are carefully restoring the buildings and the estate, respecting its history and breathing new life into it in preparation for a bright future.

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A Leader in Eco-Tourism

We all have a responsibility to leave the planet in a better state. We aim to show that sustainability can be beneficial to everyone.

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Unique Experiences Showcasing The Azores

The Azores are breathtaking beautiful. We curate the very best experiences for our guests, so that you get the most from your holiday.

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A World Leading Gin Collection

One of the world's largest gin collections, right here on the Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate on the island of Sao Miguel in the heart of the Atlantic ocean.

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Shinrin Youk | Japanese Forest Walk

Shinrin Yoku is often referred to in English as forest bathing (the literal translation of this Japanese term) or forest therapy.

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Solar | Main House

One self-contained studio apartment, and 3 double rooms each with en-suite bathroom. Bookings will be available from June 2020

Casinha | The Cottage

A beautifully restored cottage with space for 2 people. Spacious living area, kitchen, bathroom and king size bed. Availability from Jan 2020.

Ruína | The Ruin

Once a nothing more than a ruin, now being completely restored with an internal garden. Availability from June 2021.

Corral | The Pig Sty 1

Studio apartment - Currently under construction and will be available to book from Jan 2021.

Corral | The Pig Sty 2

Studio apartment - Currently under construction and will be available to book from Jan 2021.

Corral | The Pig Sty 3

Studio apartment - Currently under construction and will be available to book from Jan 2021.