The Crystal Lagoon, Chile

June 13, 2012 by

Chile’s newest claim to fame is the Crystal Lagoon, the world’s largest pool. Looking more like a man-made lake than a swimming pool, the Crystal Lagoon is so large that visitors can actually sail on it. Stretching over one and a half miles along the Algarrobo coast, the pool is definitely the best amenity offered to guests of the Alfonso Del Mar Resort.

In addition to sailing, the Crystal Lagoon can also accommodate windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking and scuba diving, though there can’t be much to explore at the bottom of a man-made body of water.

The Crystal Lagoon takes over 66 million gallons of water to fill, which seems ironic considering that Chile is currently suffering from a massive water shortage.

Despite the environmental and economic setbacks that Chile had to endure in order to get the Crystal Lagoon on the map, travelers to the Chilean coast seem to revel in the record-breaking pool.

The aquamarine, clear water of the Crystal Lagoon makes this landmark on the coast a stunning attraction for those looking to take a little more than just a quick dip in the pool while on vacation.

Photo source: Magwrite

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  1. Julie C. says:

    Wow, that’s gorgeous. But, guests have to swim across the large pool in order to get access to the beautiful sandy beach and ocean just beyond it?? Did they destroy natural beach to put in the pool? Wow, is that ironic, or what?

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