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Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate

Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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About Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate
The Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate and Experiences company is built around a mission to create the most luxurious and private Hotel accommodation with sustainable tourism.
Tours and Tickets by Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate
Rocha Negra Gin Tasting
Rocha Negra Gin is distilled here on the island of São Miguel, a place where black volcanic rock meets the pristine blue Atlantic ocean. Rocha Negra means “Black Rock” and honours the island, formed millions of years ago, from molten lava fighting the sea. Rocha Negra is intrinsically linked to the environment of the Azores. It is on this coastline with its unrelenting and unforgiving jagged edged rocks, that the botanicals found in Rocha Negra grow.

It is fair to say that Ali knows something about gin. From a collection spanning almost 400 bottles, one of the largest collections in the world to the history of gin, he is a welcoming host to all. Having "tested" (OK, tasted) thousands of gin and tonics from all corners of the globe. From the busling bars of downtown Bangkok, to the worlds most predicious gin bar in Singapore to the best of London's Gin bars.
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45 minutes
from $16.80
Paint A Tile in The Azores
Painting a tile is a special memory you can leave here in the Azores, where you can create a visual record of being here for yourself and as inspiration for future visitors to the Solar Branco Estate.

Every visitor has the opportunity to paint a tile and have it mounted on our tile wall. Take part and celebrate the diversity of our guests and capture a moment of time from your stay on São Miguel.

Each tile costs €10 the proceeds will be used as part of the restoration of the estate.
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1 hour
from $11.20
Azorean & Portuguese Gin Tasting Masterclass
Check out one of the largest gin collections in the world as well as a tour around a historic "Solars" or mansion houses built in the 1800s.
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2 hours
from $44.81
Sausage Making Class
Caroline, co-owner of the estate, will guide you through every step of the process of making delicious fresh pork sausages. You’ll be using the freshest, top quality Azorean ingredients and flavouring your sausages with herbs grown on the estate.
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3 hours
from $61.61
Shinrin Yoku - Forest Bathing Walk
Have you come to the Azores hoping to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, reconnect with nature and re-energise? Shinrin Yoku offers a magical way to do this, recharging your body and mind and awakening all your senses.

Your guide, Caroline Sprod, is the first and only Shinrin Yoku guide in the Azores, and co-owner of the Solar Branco 1885 Eco Estate.
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3 hours
from $28.01
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It was a very nice experience. Caroline led the forest bathing in a friendly and professional way. Participants could choose to opt out of activities they weren't comfortable with. sharing was welcomed but not obligatory so I felt at ease. I definitely recommend trying it...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just the fact that you can disconnect from your “ normal world “ , turn off your phone and relax for a bit... That by itself is worth the experience! Then you get to be in touch with nature and trees and wind and smells...More

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solarbranco, Owner at Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, it was a privilege to have you join the walk. I loved hearing about how it evoked your childhood memories of being in nature and look forward to having the opportunity to guide you again.

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