Good Day Humboldt County! Ready to take a cooling Dip?
I thought I’ve been in some pretty large swimming pools in my life, but this enormous man-made lagoon takes the cake. It’s set halfway up the country's Pacific coast, in the city of Algarrobo, and is filled with 66 million gallons of crystal clear seawater.
It also holds the Guinness record for the world's deepest - so if you don't feel like diving 115ft to the bottom, it might be best to bring some spare goggles. The pool opened in December 2006 after nearly five years. Swimming a length in this, the world's largest outdoor pool, would mean stroke after stroke for more than three fifths of a mile - that's 20 Olympic-size swimming pools.
Man-made paradise: A computer-generated image of the San Alfonso del Mar resort shows how its semi-circular artificial beaches and filtered waters sit right next to the real thing. Whatever floats your boat: The record-breaking dimensions mean visitors can paddle or sail their way around the pool instead of swimming. (source)
Time for me to walk on down the road….