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Buracona, Ilha do Sal

3.8
#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 »
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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
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