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Buracona - Olho Azul

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Address: Sandstrasse von Palmeira Richtung Norden, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde

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The whole and the "eye" as it is promoted is not that special itself, however it is something worth seeing. Next to that eye, there is an "natural swimming pool" as the people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lars1010857
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole and the "eye" as it is promoted is not that special itself, however it is something worth seeing. Next to that eye, there is an "natural swimming pool" as the people from the island call it them self.

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Thank Lars1010857
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's cool but not that mind-blowing than everybody else has experienced it. When the sun gets high enough it shines to a cave from a hole in the cave sealing and you can see the turquoise water in the cave from that very same hole. If you order a island tour you will see this among every other thing. Also... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The highlight is supposedly a hole in the rocks. If the sun is in the right direction it projects a blue shape which is (guess what) the same shape as the hole in the rocks on the surface of the sea. The locals call it blue eye. I call it a waste of time. From 1st November 2016, you have... More 

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Thank Stephen B
St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Yep, i know it's just a shiny blue light from a water hole & the usual street sellers standing close by ..... but wow, it really is beautiful to see & well worth it. You can also climb down the rocks in front to the sea edge & swim in the natural cave pool there. For the qualified divers out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Yes it's a hole in the rocks but it's a hole to be seen!!! My picture really doesn't show it at it's best. A natural phenomenon that can only truly be experienced on a sunny day and is at it's best just before midday! Sunlight reflects through the water into a cave and it looks like a vivid blue eye!... More 

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Thank Arbysims
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Remembering this is a tiny island of 30x12 kms or so, this visit was a small Jewel. Granted it is a hole in the ground which emanates a blue light when the sun hits it, the rock pool areas on the way up were beautiful so the whole visit was a small oasis in an otherwise desert island. It is... More 

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Thank SKSfree
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

A must see on Sal, the desertlike area around you when you drive to this place. Sand being taken by the wind. When u arrive there they made a path of wood so u don't need to climb down. When the sun hits the cave you get a view on natures miracle, the bura cona or blue eyes.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

There's not much to do on this island so when you find a hole in the cliffs with water that looks blue in the midday sun you turn it into a tourist attraction. It's worth a visit if doing the 4x4 or minibus trip around the island but not convinced that it's so spectacular to merit a trip on its... More 

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Thank Mark N
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

A developing attraction - building of a visitor centre is under way. The Blue eye was seen (at midday) but was a bit cloudy - they said because of the recent rains - but we did get a decent photo. The sea and inlet were beautiful and our guides jumped/dived into the swelling sea twice - good on them! -... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

It's a must to go to. Lovely views. Make sure u go. u can go for a swim to. Least u don't have to pay to get in to this attraction. You will see the blue eye definitely.

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