Senhor Miguel at The Gin Library
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A leading Eco Sustainable Hotel in the Azores



Solar (Portuguese) / noun-PORTUGUESE: Meaning: Large country house. Branco (Portuguese) /branco, brancura/ AdjectivePORTUGUESE: White.


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


As featured in

Hush Magazine
Diffords Guide
Forbes Hotel Azores
Atlas-Obscura Azores
Time Out Azores
RTP Azores
travel curator azores
Suitcase Magazine Azores

The Ocean Azores Foundation is supporting the application of the Azores as a world recognised sustainable whale watching destination.

The Ocean Azores Foundation is supporting the application of the Azores as a world recognised sustainable whale watching destination.


Looking back on March it has been another busy month here at the estate and hotel. We received our new ID Buzz, a 100% electric vehicle which we will be

We start 2024 with new projects and no rest during the "low season" as some call it here in the Azores. We continue to welcome guests to the hotel and

So here we are, at the 31 December and what a year it has been. We brought a 150-year-old estate back to life as a leading eco-hotel in Portugal. We

Una at the eco hotel azores
Ocean Azores Foundation
Una at the eco hotel azores




Support sustainable marine tourism in the Azores: Download our guide to whale watching.


Working on the Google Earth platform we are working on a whale tracking application and website with our partners.


A project to look into the impact of swimming with dolphins here in the Azores. More details coming soon.

9 ISLANDS 1 OCEAN “Ocean Açores +” is presented by “Açores Hoje” on RTP Açores, is a series of short segments about news, updates and interviews related to the ocean, presented by reporter Maria Anderson. In each episode we embark with Maria on her journey to discover the North Atlantic, giving a voice to scientists, sea lovers, fishing communities, artisans and many others. Here, conservation and tourism projects, sustainability, innovation and many other initiatives that the Ocean Azores Foundation embraces will be revealed.

9 Islands. 1 Ocean.

The Ocean Azores Foundation was created in the Azores for the ocean that surrounds us. We aim to invest our resources in selected community projects that will help drive lasting social and environmental change, focusing on the protection of the waters that surround the Azores Islands. This will be achieved through multi-year partnerships and providing funding for organisations that promote marine sustainability and sustainable tourism.