Last week we asked “Which resort has the largest swimming pool in the world,” If you answered the San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Algarrobo, Chile then you are correct! This world renowned pool holds 66 million gallons of filtered ocean water. It is larger than 20 olympic size swimming pools and is 6x bigger than the closest competition, Orthlieb Pool in Casablanca, Morocco. Aside from being the world’s largest pool, it also holds the Guinness world record for being the deepest pool as well. At a whopping 115 ft, this pool is no joke. Aside from swimming, snorkeling and diving, this pool is so large it is also used for sailing. Now you may be wondering, how much does it cost to keep something this massive running. It is estimated with all the upkeep and maintenance it costs around $4 million yearly.
With South America being one of the most up and coming tourist destinations keep in mind that this is not a tourist attraction. Only people staying at the resort are able to view and use the amenities of this 20 acre pool. Algarrobo is south of Santiago and is an upscale community that caters to Chilean summer travelers. From what I see people rent out apartments and rooms at the resort because of its location, outdoor activities and weather. The rooms were noted as “fair” or “fine” with most people claiming they spent little to no time in the room.
For me a location like this is all about the outdoor activities. I would love to see,swim in and sail this incredible pool, how many people can say they sailed in a pool? As long as the rooms are clean and the food is good, it’s all about the outdoor fun. I guess I’ll be adding Algarrobo to my long long list of must sees.
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