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Algarrobo is a popular summer resort in the central part of Chile . It is situated in the region of Valparaíso, in the province of San Antonio, around 100 kilometers of Santiago de Chile . Currently it has a population of about 8,500 people. The town of Algarrobo boast the largest open air water pool in the world.

About the Summer Resort

Algarrobo is a sought-after location especially by the inhabitants of the capital of Chile. It offers many beautiful sandy beaches and also rich fauna and flora. The most significant monument in the town of Algarrobo is the chapel La Candelaria which is a national cultural monument since the year of 1986.

History

Algarrobo belongs among the oldest summer resorts in Chile . The city area was inhabited by a pre-hispanic culture and you can even see a well preserved necropolis of the culture of Lllolleo. In the second half of the 16th century, the city was a popular destination of the pirates. Officially it became a municipality in the November of 1945.

San Alfonso del Mar

The resort of Algarrobo is well-known in the whole world thanks to a private resort of San Alfonso del Mar that has the largest outdoor pool in the world. It was even placed in the Guiness Book of Records. The pool is one kilometer long and spreads over an area of 7.7 hectares. The total amount of water is 250 millions of liters. The water is pumped and filtered from the Pacific Ocean. It is not suitable only for swimmers, you can even take a ride in a kayak or small boat. The hotel resort is formed by several big buildings that hold rooms and apartments owned by various people who rent them to tourists themselves or through agencies. More about this resort can be read on their official website HERE .

Beaches

Algarrobo offers many beautiful sandy beaches. Among the most famed ones belong the beaches of Las Cadenas in the centre of the resort, El Canelo, Canelillo, El Pejerrey and a beach called Internacional, which is popular among young people because many concerts and music events are being held there. The ocean around the city is a bit colder.

Activities

Surfing, kite-surfing, windsurfing and sailing count among the most favourite activities in Algarrobo. Many competitions are being held in these disciplines and you will even find a quality Yacht Club.

Tourist Service

Among the most popular accommodating facilities you will find the above mentioned private resort of San Alfonso del Mar, hotel Pacifico and Hostal Las Tinajas. Good food can be tasted in the restaurant of Los Patitos with a typical Chilean cuisine.

Transportation

Algarrobo is best accessible by car, bus or ferry. The closest international airport is situated in Santiago de Chile . From there, you will get to the resort by a rent car or by bus. There is also a protected harbour for yachts in Algarrobo.


Information and Facts

GPS: -33.3667, -71.6667
Altitude: 56 m
Distance from the capital city: Santiago de Chile , 95 km
Last update: 2012-10-21 19:05:47

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Pros: peaceful locality, flat surrounding area, sauna, forests, mild climate
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