The Largest Pool in the World

We’ve seen some impressive pools, but this one is impressive because of its size! Cristal Laguna in San Alfonso del Mar in Chile is big enough to sail through and it even has its own artificial beach. The largest pool in the world encompasses a staggering 66 million gallons of water, and the construction, which lasted for five years, ended up costing more than 1.65 billion dollars. Here, taking a swim can turn into a marathon, because the largest pool in the world is the length of 20 Olympic swimming pools.

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This giant lagoon is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, near the small town of Algarroba in Chile. Crystal Lagoon is also the deepest swimming pool in the world. The pool was officially put into service in 2006 and is managed through a computer system that regulates the extraction of water from the ocean and the filtering. This engineering masterpiece will definitely amaze you with its grandeur.

Cristal Laguna, San Alfonso del Mar, Chile-01-4via choices

However, if the weather gets chilly, there is always the option for sightseeing – a 20 minutes ride from San Alfonso del Mar is Isla Negra, the former home, and now museum of Pablo Neruda. For nature aficionados, the complex features an inner aquarium, with more than 60 endemic species, and is the largest of its kind in the country.