It was the first project to have an artificial lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology. Despite this, the 8-hectare lagoon of the iconic San Alfonso del Mar project keeps captivating the world.
This time was the French website Le Dauphiné that highlighted the lagoon of this project. The San Alfonso de Mar crystalline lagoon was developed using Crystal Lagoons’ concept and technology. In fact, San Alfonso del Mar was the company’s first and most iconic project that made possible the successful exportation model of the company that nowadays is currently involved in more than 1.000 developments in 60 countries all over the world.
Crystal Lagoons developed and patented state-of-the-art technology that allows crystalline lagoons of unlimited sizes to be built and maintained at low costs, offering an idyllic beach lifestyle anywhere in the world.
This pioneering concept led the firm to the San Alfonso del Mar lagoon being certified as the Guinness World Record as the largest crystalline lagoon on the planet, a title that it kept until another lagoon by the company, in Egypt (Sharm El Sheik) took the award. It is currently the largest crystalline lagoon in the world.
Since San Alfonso del Mar was certified as the world’s greatest manmade lagoon in 2007, it became an international attraction that keeps raising the interest of myriad media worldwide.
In fact, just six months after the lagoon was certified by the World Record Guinness, there were more than 2.000 TV channels, newspapers and magazines visiting the lagoon, such as Wired, Discovery Channel, The Guardian, The Times, TV Channel Fuji Network Co, Corriere Della Sera, Stern Magazine, CNN, BBC, Süeddeutsche Zeitung, among many others.
The San Alfonso del Mar project includes a 20-acre crystalline lagoon, equivalent to 6,000 traditional pools, made possible only thanks to the technology created by the company, which has been patented in more than 190 countries. According to the Irish Examiner, this lagoon is ideal for water sports fanatics.
The most important advantages offered by Crystal Lagoons technology are its low construction and maintenance costs, the use of any type of water source and its low water consumption. Also stands out for its low water consumption, since it operates in a closed circuit, and it only needs to replace the water that is lost through evaporation.
In comparison, a 1-hectare lagoon consumes only 50% of the water required to maintain a park of the same size, and an average-sized lagoon consumes about 30 times less than a golf course.
The sustainable technology developed and patented by Crystal Lagoons has become the “world’s top amenity” and has improved the lives of millions of people around the world.