Buracona - Olho Azul

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Buracona - Olho Azul
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jamesejones
Chester, UK6 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Visited on an overcast day but still well worth the visit. Stunning scenery and views stretching out along the coast, worth the entry fee and we even managed a swim in the crystal clear water when there.
Written 15 January 2022
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keefnjojo
Plymouth, UK1,301 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We stopped here as part of an island tour.

This place really needs a sunny day to be able to see the blue eye itself but the area its located in is excellent and for us it was a breezy day so the waves were crashing on the rocks which was mesmerising to see.

There is a cafe and toilets available and we could imagine on a sunny day its a wonderful place to be.
Written 28 December 2021
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Juliana C
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
A bit of a tourist trap because you need to pay an extra fee to see the blue eye. A queue to see a bit of blue reflected in a water hole. Something that you could see in the middle of other rocks everywhere around the world. If it is a foggy day, don’t go because it will just be a black eye!
Written 4 December 2021
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Pardubitzer
Pardubice, Czech Republic33 contributions
Oct 2021
The place itself is very nice (especially in contrast to surrounding landscape full of sand and dust). The problem is, that there´s just very little time to enjoy it. Tourguides give you just a minute or two to take a look at the blue eye and a similar problem is with the pool. The restaurant above the complex is good, cold drinks came in handy.
Written 24 November 2021
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Jean-Bernard P
Nice, France6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
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 - at the bar afterward!
Very touristic place as you can expect..
Written 7 March 2020
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Arthur J
Scotland, UK10 contributions
Nov 2019
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 the queue again god knows if there is any toilets i was OK thank god ?
Written 5 March 2020
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Nicola
Stockport, UK10 contributions
Mar 2020
You approach this area through a desert dodging the stones and boulders along the way in a mad max type environment. You go through a timber cabin with cafe and usual tat. Beyond is a huge decked path that winds through a volcanic coastline to the wild sea. Don’t miss a hole in the stone that has a natural blue glow in the water below shining through a tunnel to the sea. Be very carefully to look out for warning flags as the sea/waves can be very deceiving and wash you away. A great experience though.
Written 3 March 2020
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Guillermo M
Brugg, Switzerland90 contributions
Feb 2020
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" with a few pictures and water tanks with some poor fish. So you have to pay an entry fee.
It's plainly ridiculous and a waste of time. I was all the time wondering what the hell are the other people seeing here, and why they seem to enjoy that so much.
If you wish to have a waves against the sea shore experience, any other rocky spot in any other island will do. Go to Fogo, Sao Antao, Sao Vicente,... Plus, you will blend into the local culture and life, and you will not be treated like a sheep.
Written 16 February 2020
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Pauli925
Lincolnshire, UK161 contributions
Feb 2020
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!
Written 13 February 2020
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Rune
Oslo, Norway95 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Beautiful nature. If waves hitting the stony rocks. When it’s not to much wind you can jump into the water. When the sun is hitting the water at a certain point you can see “an eye” in the water. This is a must When visiting Sal.
Written 3 February 2020
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