Media Highlights the Beach Life in Orlando Thanks to Crystal Lagoons

Nonahood News, a newspaper and website in Lake Nona area, in Orlando, highlights in an extensive article what will be the projects that the company is developing in the city recognized as a global entertainment hub and home to several theme parks. “The multinational water innovation company Crystal Lagoons is bringing Caribbean beach life, turquoise waters, white sand beaches and aquatic sports to Orlando” explain the media.

There will be at least five Public Access Lagoons™ projects, also known as PAL™ developments, which Crystal Lagoons and the distinguished hospitality asset manager ADËLON Capital will develop under a master agreement. It should be noted that the complexes are accessible to the public by purchasing tickets.

“This important partnership with such a respected developer represents a new landmark for Crystal Lagoons in a region that is ideal for our globally-known lagoons. We chose Orlando because we believe this iconic Central Florida city can be revolutionized by our crystalline waters, which have been lauded in the press as being at the ‘helm’ of the amenity craze,” according to Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales of Crystal Lagoons US Corp.

“This agreement confirms that PAL™ projects are the future of our business. Investors are interested because of their cost effectiveness, safety, low risk, and stability facing health and economic concerns brought by COVID”, added the executive

The first project is expected to open in 2023. All planned PAL™ complexes in Orlando will offer picturesque beach life and entertainment, hotels, multifamily development stores, restaurants, wedding areas, conferences, concerts and much more. The lagoons and their accompanying amenities will be located across Orlando in Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Sumter counties. All lagoons as well as the year-round entertainment possibilities will be accessible to the public through ticketed entry.

Orlando has more than 75 million visitors each year, and for the first time, residents and visitors alike will be able to experience the one thing missing here: a year-round tropical beach with turquoise water, white sand beaches, water sports and many other activities. The facilities will allow residents and visitors to spend time with family and friends by renting a paddleboard or kayak, going to a restaurant, and shopping at retail stores.

Jonathan Cohen, ADËLON Capital founder and co-chairman, said, “We are very happy with our strategic alliance with Crystal Lagoons, one of the world’s most innovative companies. With their technology, we will bring Orlando the only thing it is lacking: a beach lifestyle.”

Crystal Lagoons sets itself apart with its environmentally-friendly technology. Crystal Lagoons can use any type of water, including seawater, freshwater or brackish water, depending on its availability. In rainy conditions, excess water is collected in the lagoons and used for other purposes.

Adding to their environmental consciousness, lagoons are filled only once and operate in a closed circuit. The lagoons are sanitized with controlled pulses of tiny amounts of safe additives in specific patterns. This way, the lagoons use significantly less chemicals than traditional swimming pools, reducing cost and environmental damage. To compensate for evaporation, the amount of water required to maintain one of these lagoons is only half of what is normally used, for example, to irrigate a golf course of the same size. With this concept, people can avoid traveling by plane or car to reach equally luxurious destinations and instead opt to visit one of these publicly accessible lagoons.

Crystal Lagoons also has Hot Reef™ Technology that makes it possible to keep the bathing area warm during the winter months and cool during the summer months. Lagoons can also be complemented with a removable dome that allows guests to relax in the lagoon no matter the weather.

Crystal Lagoons is a U.S.-based company whose technology allows lagoons of unlimited size to be built and maintained at exceptionally low costs anywhere in the world, using a minimum amount of additives and energy. According to, these lagoons use up to 100 times less chemicals than conventional swimming pools and consume only 2% of the energy needed by swimming pools’ filtration systems. Crystal Lagoons has more than 1,000 projects around the world in various stages, 6 lagoons in operation, and, in the U.S., 221 projects in total. The global technology company has developed the patented concept and technology to create crystal-clear lagoons of unlimited size anywhere in the world.

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Ascensions on Lake Travis marks the latest Public Access Lagoons® venture signed by Crystal Lagoons in Texas, adding to the multinational innovation company’s array of complexes across the state. 

The project’s standout feature is a sprawling 2.1-acre crystalline lagoon suitable for swimming and water sports. The lagoon will be the centerpiece of a high-end hotel development, solidifying the foothold of Crystal Lagoons in the hospitality industry. Notably, it will be the first Public Access Lagoons® project—also known as PAL® developmentsin Austin, promising a completely new and unique entertainment offering accessible to all through ticketed entry.

Located in Spicewood, a mere 45 minutes northwest of Austin, this development, in partnership with Austin Real Estate Ventures, promises more than just pristine beaches. Luxury residential units, retail boutiques, restaurants, and bespoke services will complement the lagoon, epitomizing the quintessential PAL™ experience.

Crystal Lagoons® technology will not only bring beach life to this area of the Lone Star State but do so sustainably, alleviating the need for Spicewood residents to travel far for coastal recreation and thereby reducing the carbon footprint.

Derek Diaz, CEO of Austin Real Estate Ventures, affirms, “We’re thrilled to partner with Crystal Lagoons to curate the ultimate resort destination, bringing white sand beaches, vibrant blue water, and luscious palm trees to the most desirable location in the state, Lake Travis, in the heart of Texas Hill Country.”

“Every hotel project incorporating a Crystal Lagoons® amenity becomes the most attractive destination in the area. These bodies of water change the paradigm of vacation developments with world-class hotel and resort standards”, explains Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales at Crystal Lagoons US Corp.

The United States stands as the primary global market for Crystal Lagoons, with over 275 projects in various stages of development and negotiation. Texas, in particular, boasts over 70 complexes, including notable successes like Lago Mar, Balmoral, Windsong Ranch, Sunterra, and Sierra Vista, among others. 

The inauguration of Crystal Lagoons project in the United StatesEvermore Orlando Resort, featuring its impressive 8-acre crystalline lagoon and extensive beaches, steps from Disney World and Universal, has captured the attention of the global press. Nearly 500 media outlets from various countries, including Yahoo!Associated PressNBCFoxABCCBSWashington Daily NewsFinanzen y Benzinga, have covered the news, emphasizing the significance of this tourism milestone.

Since then, numerous articles have highlighted this iconic development, considered one of Florida’s most significant tourism projects. It 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.

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Around the world, the concept and technology of Crystal Lagoons® have become the leading sales attraction, positively impacting its commercial success. Despite the credit and real estate challenges in the current economic conditions, Crystal Lagoons projects continue to defy the market with very impressive sales figures, particularly in the United States. The rankings from real estate consulting firms RCLCO and John Burns on the best-selling master-planned communities once again demonstrated that crystalline lagoons are a powerful purchasing driver. SunterraMiradaWindsong Ranch, and Epperson secured prominent positions in 2023.

These projects ranked among the top 50 best-selling communitiesFlorida leads the ranking within the list, representing close to 40% of the sales for all top-ranked developments, followed by Texas with 37%. In both states, Crystal Lagoons has a significant presence.

In Texas, Sunterra stands out as a project that, even though the crystalline lagoon has not been built yet, serves as a commercial driver within the community, generating sales rates higher than the average, with a significant increase of 63% compared to 2022. This placed it 3rd nationally in both rankings, further boosting the strong performance of Houston, the top-selling metropolitan area in the country. Sunterra’s positive sales results had already been recorded in previous reports.

With the largest amenity powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology in the United States, Mirada in Florida, inaugurated in 2023, sets another record. With an 89% increase in sales, it ranks 17th. Its 15 acres of turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are a buying trigger.

Another notable project in Texas is Windsong Ranch, which has consistently set sales records, ranking 29th in the John Burns ranking. The project has also been nationally awarded as “Master Planned Community of the Year,” among other recognitions.

On the other hand, Epperson in Florida also ranked prominently in both studies, a commercial trend registered since its inauguration as a real estate project. The interest it generated was so significant that it had to be opened to the Public Access Lagoons™ model, also known as PAL™ developments.

The United States is the main operation of Crystal Lagoons worldwide, and it has more than 275 projects at different stages of development and negotiation. Among the most important are Mirada, Sole Mia, Balmoral, Windsong Ranch, Beachwalk, Southshore Bay, Aqua, among others. The recent joint venture to develop four Public Access Lagoons™ complexes, also known as PAL™, in Texas stands out and will add to the successful public access developments Epperson (Florida) and Lago Mar (Texas).

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