Buracona - Olho Azul, Ilha do Sal

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At Buracona - Olho Azul, 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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  • the place was supposed to be nice but currently fitted with a hellish queue under the Sun
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  • This is totally amazing - I was not expecting what i saw and it is a real treat The scenery and area are picturesque - a little shop with local cafe makes this a very nice excursion Well worth a trip  more »
  • Like most tourists i stayed at a resort in the south of Sal. We decided not to go with a local tour but hire a 4x4 car ourselfs. Arrived at the blue eye around 1500 and paid the 3 euro entrance fee. W...  more »
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