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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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Quick stop for the Blue Eye.

We stopped here during a tour of the island to see the 'Blue Eye' and a refreshment break. Unfortunately, the sun wasn't playing ball so the 'Eye' wasn't to be seen! The area is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
commandermarkymark
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London, England
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very full around noon, we visited at 1pm, still saw the Eye and swam by ourselves in the "pond". Great experience!

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London, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here during a tour of the island to see the 'Blue Eye' and a refreshment break. Unfortunately, the sun wasn't playing ball so the 'Eye' wasn't to be seen! The area is still worth a visit though, just for the waves breaking on the rocky shore and a coffee - or beer - in the cafe / gift... More 

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this stop but weather was not in our favour and no blue eye for us but the colour of the water is amazing, you can see it from the photos but they don't really do it justice, worth a visit .

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Leyland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The power of the waves crashing into the rocks and the magic of the blue eye in the cave is worth seeing for 3 euros and the money goes to help local projects

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Thank thewigancasino
Beernem, Belgium
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful nature there. Great you can swim. Wonderful blue eye. But so much tourists that can't stop a look. No time to enjoy the view.

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Thank maaikeverhaeghen
Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buracona is also one of the mysterious places you need to see an natural aperance between the sun and a sea cave, you will be surprised

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Thank Xayas
Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is an optimum time to visit this natural phenomenon which is about lunchtime so it gets busy with taxis and island tour mini buses arriving on their schedules. You pay 3 Euros to enter to see the view of the sun shining down through the hole in the rock onto the water with the sandy base making a sparkling... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of quad bike tour. Good tourist like facilities with pleasant looks, cafe overlooking sea and shop. Cost 3 euros to get in. After a couple of hours in the middle of nowhere on a quad bike it was a welcome stop! Blue eye itself is pleasant to view but you need to be there at midday to... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Olho azul - blue eye - you have to arrive on time, to see the magnific blue eye...it is a cave with water, that thanks to sunlight become light blue. Like a magic. It is less magical that you have to queue for the experience. But meanwhile you can se the ocean, fantastic waves, and there is also possible to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Visited as part of a day trip around the island. Stunning place. If we come again, I'd hire a vehicle and spend longer here including swimming in the pool...

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