SOLAR BRANCO ECO ESTATE:
Solar (Portuguese) / noun-PORTUGUESE: Meaning: Large country house. Branco (Portuguese) /branco, brancura/ Adjective–PORTUGUESE: 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 the big, dreamy beds. Hike, run, read. Relax. Put your phone down. Laugh out loud. Dream. Enjoy life with those around you.
Hotel Opening Jan-1 2023
The Solar Branco Eco Estate is more than a hotel. This is a place to breathe, take in the beauty of the surrounding Atlantic Ocean and enjoy the green hills of Sao Miguel. From our 5 year restoration of the Solar, to the work to re-wild the gardens and restore the orange fruits once grown on this land, we would love you to visit and stay with us and create your own journey here in the Azores.
Enjoy Baleia Azorean gin as you learn about the history of all things juniper at The Gin Library. Or taste on the gins on display, choosing from over 500 in the collection. Bring your own bottle of craft gin and you and a guest will enjoy a complimentary Azorean Gin Tasting.
OPENING FOR 2023: We hold a firm belief that luxury and sustainability can be done without compromise is core to what we do. Each house ensures privacy and distance. Bring the outdoors inside with views of the surrounding countryside. Breathe in the clear air of the Atlantic Ocean, just 5 minutes from the capital city of Ponta Delgada.
Step into a beautifully restored, Azorean mansion and estate, 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 and within easy reach of the town of Ribera Grande in the north of the island.
We believe in leading the way in the Azores in the world of eco-hotels and sustainability. Our work will always be ongoing on the estate and we are happy to share our ideas, and hear yours. From the beginning of the project, we wanted our hotel to lead in the area of sustainability. The Ocean Azores Foundation looks to fund ocean based research and conservation projects based on all islands of the Azores.
Foodies & Food lovers welcome
Eat slow. Eat local. Enjoy our slow eating philosophy. A private dining experience with no rush to eat, no fussy service interrupting you. Just sit back, as you take time to enjoy the food and the company. Breathe. Laugh. Look out over the green landscape of São Miguel to the Atlantic Ocean beyond.Check out our delicious Vegan Volcano Dinner or our special Sushi Dinner here. And read about the best restaurants with our locals guide to São Migiel.
Join our Facebook group Azores Foodie
EVENTS & NEWS There is always something new happening on the eco estate. From renovating a hundred old country house, to our monthly events and sustainable programs we love living in the Azores and are keen to show you the best that the island of Sâo Miguel has to offer.
The eco estate is committed to sustainable projects, from leading the way in the Azores and the hospitality industry, to donating funds to Casa do Gaiato (Ponta Delgada’s Children’s home) as well as founding the Whale Heritage Site on Sâo Miguel, the first island in the Azores. Read more here.
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 the big, dreamy beds. Hike, run, read. Relax. Put your phone down. Laugh out loud. Dream. Enjoy life with those around you.