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SUSTAINABILITY

The Solar Branco Eco Estate is the leading Eco and sustainable hotel in the Azores. We believe in leading the way for sustainable tourism in the Azores. Eco: Our initiatives include a complete ban on single-use plastic and pesticides. We are the first in the Azores to commit to being a zero food waste hotel. In the gardens we have 2 dedicated wildlife ponds for frogs and local birds. Our chickens are all free-range, and our field is maintained with wildflowers, cut in stages only twice a year encouraging wildflowers for pollinators and other wildlife. Heritage: We are carefully restoring the estate, respecting its history and breathing new life into each building. Local: We employ local staff and buy almost all of our produce from local vendors.

Marine conservation: The Solar Branco Eco Estate through our in-house brand Baleia Gin is working to support the creation of São Miguel and the Azores as an internationally recognised Whale Heritage Site. Read more on our commitment to sustainability and eco-tourism here.

Our eco estate initiatives

The island of São Miguel is a beautiful, wild paradise in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and we are 100% committed to helping it remain so. The Solar Branco Eco Estate and Eco Experiences Company works tirelessly to protect and promote the people, animals and products the island has to offer guests.

Wildlife

The Azores is a heaven for wildlife, but the over-use of agriculture and pesticides threatens this status. The Solar Branco Eco Estate is committed to protecting and helping native wildlife thrive here on the grounds.

Community

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Buy Local

The Solar Branco Eco Estate and the Eco Experiences we run are committed to using local products and working with local producers as part of our sustainability commitments.

Health & Food

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