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Buracona, Ilha do Sal

#1 of 13 in Nature in Cape Verde
Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • Must stop amongst the places to visit during Sal Island tour! After seeing the sun lightening the water inside the cave, you can go for a bath in the natural pool nearby... and then dry - or refresh.....  more »
  • not that good but nice blue waters and you have to pay to see and queues terrible there is a small bar there for refreshments but a queue again and its so hot you cant get nothing till you wait in...  more »
  • 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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