San Alfonso del Mar Pool with its length of 1 km and a coverage of almost 20 acres is registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest swimming pool. This amazing swimming pool seems to cover the same amount of water as 6000 regular swimming pools and visitors can enjoy in many different activities besides swimming, such as sailing, kayaking, scuba diving and paragliding.
This great man-made lagoon is part of the San Alfonso del Mar resort, located in the city Algarrobo, Chile. It was opened in 2006 and since then attracts an increasing number of tourists. This pool was made by collecting and filtering water from the ocean, while the sun warms it up to 9 degrees higher than the the ocean water. This technology was founded by Fernando Fischmann and the aim is to allow for ‘lagoons of unlimited size’ with crystal clear water and reduced costs to typical pools.
So, if you still haven’t had the chance to visit this amazing pool make sure you add it to your travel list. And for now, take a look at the pictures to see what is waiting for you. Enjoy!