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The luxurious Crystal Lagoons project in Egypt, IL Monte Galala stands out for showcasing a unique attribute: its monumental crystalline lagoon, the first in the world with Crystal Lagoons® technology located atop a mountain in Sokhna. This project has been recognized with awards such as the African Property and Cityscape Global. The Crystal Lagoons amenity is the main attraction that has transformed this project between mountain ranges and the Red Sea into an oasis of entertainment and lifestyle for residents and visitors, with a year-round calendar full of activities to enjoy in the lagoon and its surroundings.

The crystalline lagoon at IL Monte Galala offers a paradise-like landscape and is the preferred setting for enjoying a wide range of water activities for all ages. Nilekayakclub, the first recreational kayaking club in Egypt, recently debuted at the project, offering kayaking, stand-up paddle (SUP), and water ball activities. Children can have fun with Kidztivity, a particular program of activities designed for them.

The artificial lagoon and the unique surroundings of IL Monte Galala have made it an ideal destination for various events. From the visit of the international motorcycle group Rebel Riders, who organized a particular route as part of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the celebration of Eid on the beach, one of the leading Muslim festivities, which included food, music, dancing, and aquatic games; to the launch of the Egypt Entrepreneurs Awards, the project has witnessed numerous memorable events. Additionally, a concert was held to commemorate the 40-year career of the legendary musician Omar Khairat.

Egypt has become the most successful market for Crystal Lagoons in the MENA market. With its crystalline lagoons, the multinational has created a trend in real estate, making it the most sought-after amenity in the country.

Dubai is preparing to welcome a new architectural and cultural marvel: the Azizi Venice Floating Opera House. This “floating masterpiece,” as it has been described, will be located in the heart of the luxurious Azizi Venice real estate project, surrounded by another aquatic wonder: the monumental crystalline lagoon with Crystal Lagoons® technology, marking a milestone in the artistic landscape of the “City of Gold.” With its opening, Dubai will enrich its cultural offerings and anticipate hosting world-class performing arts events, including ballets, concerts, operas, musicals, and more.

The crystalline lagoon, suitable for swimming and water sports, offers an oasis of turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. The Crystal Lagoons amenity will serve as the backdrop for the new Azizi Venice Floating Opera House and as the setting for countless leisure, sports, and relaxation activities.

Azizi Venice, developed by UAE’s leading real estate developer, Azizi Developments, spans 336 acres and is a destination of sophistication and exclusivity that combines the beauty of Venice with the modernity of Dubai. The project includes luxury villas and apartments with views of the crystalline lagoon, as well as pools, playgrounds, a 5-star hotel, a private clinic, schools, gyms, spas, restaurants, cable cars, shops, running tracks, cycling paths, boulevards, and docks.

Crystal Lagoons and Azizi Developments are also driving the successful Riviera project. This iconic development has set sales records and is located in Meydan, in the heart of Mohammed Bin Rashid (MBR) City in Dubai. Inspired by the French Riviera, this project features a central 32-acre crystalline lagoon that runs through the entire development.

Crystal Lagoons announces one of its most significant operations in Latin America in Colombia, with the closing of 15 new Public Access Lagoons®, also known as PAL®, and real estate projects covering one of the main cities located in the Andean zone of this country, such as Medellin. The projects also cover outstanding tourist areas, such as the Coffee Zone and the Caribbean, where the iconic Cartagena de Indias is located.

The diverse geography of this nation and the temperate Caribbean climate of its inland and coastal geographic zones attracted these developments, whose crystalline lagoons, suitable for swimming and water sports, will bring idyllic beach life that can be enjoyed year-round.

The projects are in partnership with two significant Colombian real estate and construction groups, AED Constructores and Grupo Proyecta. All of them will feature a turquoise water lagoon surrounded by white sandy beaches as a centerpiece. Residential units will be incorporated around it, and in the case of the public access model, hotels, gastronomic centers, retail, and a beach club, among other infrastructure, will complement the lagoon, epitomizing the quintessential PAL™ experience.

The developments in the Colombian Caribbean, specifically in Cartagena de Indias, have already achieved surprising commercial success through the Baia Kristal and Kristal Blue projects. With the same partners, AED Constructores, Crystal Lagoons signed a new agreement for the Andean Region, covering the departments of Tolima, Cundinamarca, Valle del Cauca, and Meta, including the arrival of PAL™ to the outskirts of Bogotá. The third master agreement is in Antioquia, where Medellín and Urabá, an Andean area far from the coast, are located.

Another great news from Crystal Lagoons is that it has entered the Latin American retail market in Cartagena de Indias with Kristal Malls, the Colombian Caribbean’s largest shopping and entertainment center. The complex will feature a crystalline lagoon accessible to all through ticketed entry.

 “Colombia has been a fast-growing market for Crystal Lagoons due to its climate and population, among other factors. These projects are changing the lives of millions of Colombians by bringing a fraction of the ocean steps away from their homes. This was demonstrated by the commercial dynamism of Baia Kristal and Kristal Blue, which confirms that lagoons are successful even in tourist icons and coastal cities such as Cartagena de Indias,” explains Francisco Matte, regional director of Crystal Lagoons for Latin America and the Caribbean.  

The Crystal Lagoons project in the United States, Evermore Orlando Resort, featuring its impressive 8-acre crystalline lagoon and extensive beaches, steps from Disney World and Universal, offered a unique program full of commemorative activities during the Memorial Day celebration. In honor of those who have served the United States, this project considered one of Florida’s most significant tourism projects, prepared a series of events that combined fun, relaxation, and leisure.

The occasion allowed attendees to remember, celebrate, and enjoy a unique setting featuring the monumental artificial lagoon with Crystal Lagoons® technology. Exclusive swimming areas and aquatic activities provided entertainment for all ages. Children enjoyed water games, such as slides and inflatables, while adults engaged in water sports like kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, paddleboarding, rope swings, and high jumps. There were also play areas, children’s activities, patriotic-themed craft workshops, and drawing contests.

The more competitive guests could participate in beach volleyball and soccer tournaments. Attendees also enjoyed a varied culinary offering with 12 different venues, from the kid-friendly Food Hall to a rooftop restaurant. Family picnics were popular among visitors, who relaxed in the resort’s spacious green areas. To cap off the celebrations, an impressive fireworks display illuminated the night sky in honor of the heroes.

Evermore Orlando Resort is located in the heart of Orlando, the most visited destination in the US, with 75 million tourists annually. With over 10,000 rooms surrounding the lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology, this amenity marks a before and after for the city, which lacked a beach despite its comprehensive entertainment options. Crystal Lagoons solves this problem by introducing a monumental body of water that brings idyllic beach life, redefining hotel standards, and consolidating its presence in the hospitality and entertainment industry.

Surrounding the crystalline lagoon is Orlando’s first Conrad hotel, a luxury brand of the Hilton chain, as well as various homes, villas, and apartments. In addition, there is an 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, one of the greatest golfers in history. 

“Every hotel project incorporating a Crystal Lagoons® amenity becomes the most attractive destination in the area. Conrad, one of the world’s leading hotel chains, understood this and decided to make a qualitative leap concerning the existing offer in the most touristic area of the U.S.,” said Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales of Crystal Lagoons US Corp.

Memorial Day celebrations became unforgettable family events at the Lago Mar project, which has the largest crystalline lagoon in Texas powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology. This year, the monumental 12-acre artificial lagoon set the stage for a day filled with water activities, live music, and gastronomy, providing an idyllic beach environment to honor fallen heroes.”

Lago Mar, in the heart of Texas and developed under the Public Access Lagoons° model, also known as PAL° complexes, has made an unprecedented impact since its inception. This project has transformed the lifestyle thanks to Crystal Lagoons® technology, which has become the region’s epicenter of family entertainment, fun, and aquatic life.

The success of this initiative is undeniable. It has positioned Lagoonfest Texas as the preferred summer destination and set a record by hosting the most significant number of floating cabins in North America, totaling 22. Furthermore, it’s a project that experiences explosive visitation. Last year, the Lagoon welcomed over 80,000 visitors from all states.

The crystalline lagoon marks a milestone. It is equivalent to 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools, spans over half a kilometer from end to end, and offers white sandy beaches extending over a kilometer and a half. It is nearly six times larger than the first crystalline lagoon in that state, Balmoral. Crystal Lagoons developed both projects in association with Land Tejas

Bringing idyllic beach life to any place in the world is the essential attraction of Crystal Lagoons, which becomes even more relevant in Mediterranean countries. This is the case for Paraguay, one of the company´s main markets in South America, along with Brazil, Chile, and Argentina.

This commercial success is illustrated by the remarkable sales trajectory of the recently announced Marena project in the city of Luque, near the capital Asunción, which has exhibited extraordinary sales success, exceeding 45% of the units sold in its first stage.

This development, promoted jointly with the commercial partners of Crystal Lagoons, Eydisa, a Paraguayan real estate company, and Castex, an Argentinean real estate company, adds to the 18 projects in different stages of development and negotiation in Paraguay in the cities of San Bernardino, Pedro Juan Caballero, Hernandarias and Luque, in partnership with local and international investors.

“The lagoons powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology are well recognized in Paraguay, and Marena is creating a unique and unrepeatable project in the middle of the city. All apartments surround the lagoon with beach and palm trees, creating the perfect setting to make the dream of living in the middle of the city with a beach 365 days a year come true,” explains Gonzalo Faccas, managing partner of Eydisa.

Paraguayan developers have identified the added value of Crystal Lagoons in their projects, as our sustainable technology brings the ocean experience closer to urban areas, creating a coastal lifestyle in the middle of the city,” adds Francisco Matte, regional director of Crystal Lagoons for Latin America.

Other relevant Crystal Lagoons projects in Paraguay include Aqua Village in San Bernardino, Blue Lagoon in Pedro Juan Caballero, Lake Coast in Hernandarias, and AquaTerra in Luque.