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Buracona, Ilha do Sal

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#1 of 13 in Nature in Cape Verde
At Buracona, you'll find a blue saltwater pool inside a lava-encrusted rock. When sunshine hits this 11 m (36 ft) cache, usually at its highest point, the water shines straight back like a sapphire, resembling a blue eye--which explains the spot's Spanish name. As the ocean pounds into the shore, the natural pool refills with water seeping in through an underground tunnel. The spot is ideal for both swimmers and divers. Make your Ilha do Sal itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Have you ever seen waves hitting rocks? That's it. Have you ever seen the reflection of the sky on the water? It's just that. Around it they have built a shop, a restaurant, and a weird tiny "museum.....  more »
  • Part of a tour of the highlights of Sal - this is definitely that for me! Loved the Blue Eye, and the waves crashing in... Certainly a beautiful place!  more »
  • Beautiful nature. If waves hitting the stony rocks. When it’s not to much wind you can jump into the water. When the sun is hitting the water at a certain point you can see “an eye” in the water...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, I enjoyed the scenery...You see the reflection of a blue eye in a cave. Yes, a very nice place to visit. I recommend it as an amazing place with a fantastic view...
  • You see reflection of a blue eye in a cave. It's best seen around 12 pm when it is sunny. I missed it on my 1st visit
  • It's a place worth visiting on Sal island, even though you have to pay to enter. I enjoyed the scenery; clear blue waters and blue skies. You have to be very careful though when you are with children. You can't afford to leave them running around, as it could be dangerous to do so.
  • The road to get there is quite amazing and the places along the coast are beautiful but the place to see the so called Blue Eye is more of a tourist trap than that it is beautiful. Nothing special just a sort of open cave with sunlight on it (hence the blue eye).
  • Yes very nice place to visit. Plenty to see even a swim if your daring enough!
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