So the legend goes, Senhor Raposa was born into wealth on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. He was a sly child, always upsetting his teachers with his mischief and looking out of the school window, dreaming about the wide

The Solar Banco Eco Estate was built in the 1800's by a wealthy citrus trader, originally from the Azores. So the legend goes, the original owner, Senhor Raposa was born into wealth on the island of Sao Miguel in the

Grown in greenhouses on the island of São Miguel, this type of pineapple is unique to the island of Sao Miguel, but in fact originated in Central and South America. It was introduced to the island as an ornamental plant

-- Page coming soon -- These wines are available for guests from The Wine Cellar to purchase for in-room consumption, enjoying in the gardens or to take home. You can download the menu here. Red Wines:Quina Da jardinette (São Miguel) -

Welcome to The Solar Branco Eco Estate As you drive onto the road adjoining the estate, look up and you will see the estate known locally as "Solar Branco." Imposing on the landscape, it commands a view over the green hills

From CNN Traveler, 2018 by Sebastian Modak:Last year, after spending five days on the island of São Miguel, one of nine that make up the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, I boarded my flight back to the U.S. with two distinct

From the gardens of the Solar Branco Eco-Estate you can see one of the original look-out towers where a watchman would alert the landowners of the approaching British ships, and thus the need to start picking the citrus fruit for

Walking around the estate, it's hard not to fall in love with the history, the building and the views across the rolling green hills to the ocean beyond. As you drive onto the road below the estate, and as you