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A sustainable hotel: Opening Summer 2021 The Cottage: Now open to book THE SOLAR BRANCO ECO ESTATE blends sustainability, luxury, and heritage here on the island of São Miguel in the Azores. Take a moment and breathe in the clear Atlantic air

Baleia Gin is the name of the gin that we infuse on the estate at The Gin Library with only local fruits and botanicals. The name means Whale in Portugese and it is inspired by the whales that call the

Sustainability is about more than just the environment. It's also about contributing to the community we live in. While tourism has brought new wealth and opportunities to the islands, we want to help ensure that everyone in the community benefits.

PAINT A TILE AND LEAVE A MEMORY IN THE AZORES FOREVERTIMES: MON, TUES, WEDS, FRI, SUN 10:30Price: €15 Adults / €10 Children (under 13) BOOK NOWHotel Guests: Complimentary Max: 8 guests (unless a group booking)Hosted by: Ali & UnaDuration: 1 hour This

WALK IN NATURE | SHINRIN YOKUTIMES: WEDS, FRI 10:00Price: €25 per person BOOK NOWHotel Guests: €20 per person Max: 8 guests (unless a group booking)Hosted by: CarolineDuration: 3 hours Shinrin Yoku or Forrest Bathing is a unique sensory way to experience and

ROCHA NEGRA GIN TASTINGTIMES: MON, WEDS, THURS, FRI, SAT, SUN 17:00Price: €15 per person BOOK NOWHotel Guests: €12 per person Max: 8 guests (unless a group booking)Hosted by: AliDuration: 1 hour Proudly Distilled n the island of Sao Miguel, Azores. Rocha Negra Gin

AZOREAN & PORTUGESE GIN TASTINGTIMES: TUES 17:00Price: €40 per person BOOK NOWHotel Guests: €32 per person Max: 6 guests (unless a group booking)Hosted by: AliDuration: 2 hours While Portugal is better known for its port, that hasn't stopped it from producing some

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Breathe in the clear Atlantic air as you walk through the citrus-inspired gardens. Take in the view over green hills to the ocean beyond. Hideout, forage, think in peace. 

Enjoy this beautiful heritage home, built over 100 years ago, lovingly restored and brought back to life.

Sleep in the big, dreamy beds. Hike, run, read. Relax. Put your phone down. Laugh out loud. Dream. Enjoy life with those around you.

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Low Carbon Luxury

Sustainability does not mean forgoing luxury, it means making a careful and conscious balance in what we do each day, and the impact we have on the environment. Taking a moment out to consciously buy and consume local products, improving our own wellbeing as well as those who live and work in the Azores.

The Solar Branco Eco Estate is proud to be a leader in this growing movement. Our hotel and experiences eschew exotic or unnecessary products and foods, opting for local over global and removing unnecessary plastic from all areas of the hotel.

Enjoy Azorean wine on arrival as you sit back and watch the sunset over the green hills to the ocean beyond. Feast on our free-range, fresh eggs from the ladies who roam on the estate. Drink our locally infused gin 38ºN 28ºW.

Turn your phone off. Breathe. Take some time for yourself.

 

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The perfect location

Step into a beautifully restored, Azorean mansion and estate, set in beautiful gardens overlooking green hills to the ocean beyond. Perfectly located within a 5-minute drive to the bustle of Ponta Delgada, the serenity of the beach at Populo as well as the town of Ribera Grande in the north of the island.

This is a home from home. Take time out and enjoy the surroundings or explore the island from the land to the sea. Your options are endless, and we are here to help you in person and with our guides.

Contact us anytime if you have a question. Enjoy your time on The Solar Branco Eco Estate and Sao Miguel.

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