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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  • A tourist. We pay but beware the eye can't see that when the Sun is directly in the pit. If it's to see the sea back in the black rocks there a spot a little more to the South just as beautiful, free and without tourists :)
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  • a guy who has create a buiseness to see a piece of water blue sky in a piece of cave for three euros per person with dinner and especially memories, not terrible. get tourist and you get in line because all the tour operators are the.
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  • We went here on Sal island. Here the attraction must be at exactly the right time, that light from the sun hits the water and the light phenomenon is shown. Tourist groups there is a lot here, so our group was not able to see as a hole in the cliff because we were there too early.
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