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we do things differently here at the solar branco eco estate

Make a Difference

A leading Eco Hotel in the Azores: Sustainability and sustainable tourism are the foundations that The Solar Branco Eco Estate are built upon. With this in mind every stay at The Solar Branco Eco Estate contributes to the environment and community around us, supporting two charitable programs, reflecting the island of Sao Miguel, from land to sea.

Firstly through our founding of The internationally recognised Whale Heritage Site of Sao Miguel and the Azores through our program Ocean Azores. Designed to bring



On land we recognise that tourism has brought new wealth and opportunities to the islands, and we want to help ensure that everyone in the community benefits. With this in mind, we will be soon launching our program Leave No Child Behind, in which Guests are invited to make an optional donation when checking out to Casa Do Gaiato (children’s home) in Ponta Delgada. Net proceeds from the regular Expats In Azores drinks and other ad-hoc events are donated to the Children’s home. Attendees can make their own donations through the Solar Branco Eco-Estate or direct to the charity here.

While well-intentioned visitors have enquired about helping at the home or volunteering time, thank you for your understanding that this isn’t possible. Books, toys, clothes or cash donations are gratefully received and will be passed on. Visit Casa Do Gaiato to find out more about their work.