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Buracona, Ilha do Sal

#1 of 12 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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  • Very very commercial, and you have to be lucky that there is not too much clouds and that the sun is good.
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  • The experience of looking at a hole and out of nowhere (as soon as the Sun discovers) appear a "sapphire" in the water!! Spectacular!!
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  • Great place to visit. Spectacular scenery
  • Nice spot of nature. 3.30EUR entrance price. Good fish and seafood at the restaurant inside.
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