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Foreign Clients Phone: (56-35) 481636
National Clients Phone: (56-9) 923 318 64 and (56-9) 684 201 10
Customers Owners Phone: (56-35) 481797
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Depending on the chosen period and the length of stay prices range from $90.00 per night for a two bedroom apartment and from $120.00 per night for a four bedroom apartment.
You can find prices for different holidays on their website as you can see in the picture below:
Prices for Winter 2012 for Crystal Lagoons San Alfonso del Mar
For a 7 days/6 nights vacation between July 16th 2012 and July 22nd 2012 you can expect to pay from $496.50 for a one bedroom to $819.00 for a four bedroom apartment.
For the same period, but a longer vacation 14 days/13 nights the prices range from $954.50 for a one bedroom to $1,585.00 for a four bedroom apartment.
Last minute prices for the Laguna Vista Crystal Lagoon resort range from $183.00 for a two bedroom apartment to $217.00 for a three bedroom duplex apartment. The prices are for 4 days/3 nights between June 29th 2012 to July 2nd 2012.
Last minute prices for the San Alfonso Del Mar Crystal Lagoon resort range from $241.50 for a one bedroom apartment to $399.00 for a four bedroom apartment. The prices are for 4 days/3 nights between June 29th 2012 to July 2nd 2012.
What do San Alfonso Del Mar apartments look like?
Here are some pictures of a two bedroom apartment:
A Spectacular Lagoon
The most emblematic building work at San Alfonso holds the current Guinness record as the world’s largest crystalline water pool, with an extension of more than one kilometer in length, eight hectares and 250 million liters of water. Hard to imagine? We are talking about nothing less than the equivalent to 6,000 familiar 8-meters-long pools.
Apart from its large size, the lagoon has another spectacular feature: its waters have the transparency and intense turquoise color of tropical seas. This has been made possible thanks to an advanced technology* developed by the company Crystal Lagoons, which is able to collect ocean water and keep it in perfect condition. But this is not all that it is there: during summer, the lagoon further maintains a pleasant temperature that borders 26ºC, nine degrees more than the nearby sea temperature. The success and exclusivity of this technology has enabled Crystal Lagoons to export its know-how to major international real-estate projects.
In this way, at San Alfonso an unbelievable goal is achieved: feeling the enjoyment of the Caribbean Sea right at the Chilean central coast.
Private White-Sand Beaches
The private beaches of each building have their own docks and truly recreate a tropical environment. Their white sands and numerous palm trees constitute a paradisiacal space for exclusive use of the resort inhabitants.
Owners thus enjoy a top-level holiday, even better in cloudy or colder days, because San Alfonso has a roofed beach – unique in South America – with temperate water, heated sand, bubble beds, cascades, water-jet massage… everything you need for relax and fun.
An Incredible Panoramic View
San Alfonso’s buildings are designed in such a way that every apartment has large balconies that face the sea.
From there, the spectacle is really impressive. Algarrobo’s Large Beach, extending for more than two kilometers, the bay full of multiply colored sailboats and the single-breaking-wave blue sea, ideal for fishing enthusiasts, constitute a must-see landscape with a perspective that extends from the lagoon to the sea with no element or building that breaks its continuity and harmony.
The Most Complete Infrastructure
San Alfonso has created a private world with activities for all family members to spend days full of enjoyment without ever leaving the resort.
For sport lovers, there are sport schools imparting training classes on sailing, kayak, scuba diving, swimming, ocean navigation, tennis and paragliding, and they also will find at their disposal artificially-lit five-a-side soccer courts, volleyball courts and tennis courts, a real statutory soccer field and a gym with large windows that enjoy a stimulating overview of the lagoon.
Children have play grounds and entertainment activities organized by child monitors, whereas teenagers have an exclusive space destined for them – the Teen-Pub -, and also SubTerra discotheque, where often music recitals and live shows are featured.
The Beach Club with spa, a tempered beach under a crystal pyramid, open-air Jacuzzis, sauna, beauty parlor and gym; the exhibition and cultural activities room; the open-air amphitheater; the Spa; the supermarket and the North Bay pub-restaurant with its own dock and a large terrace along the lagoon’s coastline – where often amusing parties and shows are held – are also part of San Alfonso’s facilities.
To all that, the South Bay development has to be added, where the SubAqua Café stands out for its inner aquarium, the largest in Chile, which holds more that 60 Chilean species that can be appreciated in full magnitude through a 25-meters-long glass surface. A giant 100-meters-long water chute is also located in this zone. This area is complete, the South Bay restaurant pub has a large outdoor terrace, a gym equipped with latest technology machines, heated pool and Jacuzzi with ocean view.
An Entire World of Activities
San Alfonso offers a variety of amusements for all ages and interests, especially during holiday seasons.
Kids can join the numerous activities organized by monitors and those who love sports can participate into different championships, spinning classes, aqua fitness, yoga and fun dancing, or simply enter one of the available schools to learn or improve their performance on different sport disciplines.
There are also activities to be enjoyed by all family members, like massive bike rides, amusing bingos, theatre plays and interesting art exhibitions.
Nights are also full of life at San Alfonso. The SubAqua Café, the North Bay Pub and the Beach Club offer karaoke sessions, music recitals and live shows and dancing dinners, while thematic parties are held at SubTerra Dicotheque to suit different ages: discokids, under-18 and over-18.
Apartments With Broad Balconies
The characteristic pyramid design of the buildings, provide each apartment with a view over the sea and a privileged orientation. The 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-bedroom apartments with large balconies incorporate building solutions and avant-garde elements that deliver superior quality and incomparable comfort that are not to be found in any other alternative in the second home market. This is best illustrated by the duplex penthouses that have huge balconies of more than 100 sqm and open-air Jacuzzis.
The buildings are administered under a modern hotel concept, in such a way as to avoid any type of concern to the owners. Along these lines, an optional maid service, an integral decoration service, a renting central for those who wish to rent their property with no personal involvement, and a permanent post-sale service are available, among many other attentions.
Only one step from Santiago
San Alfonso is located at only 90 kilometers apart from Santiago in Algarrobo’s northern sector, the closer beach spot to the eastern sector of the capital city.
Arriving to this “private world” is faster and safer than ever, since the access routes have been substantially enhanced. One of the alternatives from Santiago is taking Highway 68 that runs between Santiago and Valparaiso – with double lane in all its course – and continuing to the highway that communicate Casablanca and Algarrobo. Then, it is possible to reach San Alfonso directly by the Aguas Marinas branch, without passing by Algarrobo’s downtown, thereby avoiding traffic jams and delays, especially during summer. It is worth to mention that Costanera Norte and Vespucio Norte franchised expressways in Santiago allow anybody to reach Highway 68 non-stop in a matter of minutes.
Another alternative is taking Autopista del Sol and then continuing by the highway that joins all the seaside towns between Algarrobo and Santo Domingo. This highway runs parallel to the coastal route and makes possible to go from Algarrobo to San Antonio’s harbor in just 20 minutes.
For more details you can visit the following websites:
San Alfonso del Mar
Special Offers for Crystal Lagoons – San Alfonso del Mar
Last minute offers for Crystal Lagoons – San Alfonso del Mar
Crystal Lagoons San Alfonso Del Mar Live Camera
Crystal Lagoons technology can be acquired through a franchise for each project, which includes the license to use the patented technology and the know-how necessary for the correct implementation of the project. Crystal Lagoons charges a royalty for this franchise, which is equivalent to a small percentage of the sales from the project, therefore collecting only a small portion of the tremendous value that this concept and technology adds to any project.
How much are the maintenance costs for the lagoon? What do the Crystal Lagoons include?
The great advantage of this concept and technology is that it can be implemented at very low maintenance costs. The maintenance costs are approximately US$ 4,000 per hectare (US$ 1,600 per acre) per month including energy, labor and additives.
How much are the construction costs for a Crystal Lagoon?
One of the great values of Crystal Lagoons‘ concept and technology is that it can be implemented at very low construction costs: Construction costs are approximately US$ 400,000 per hectare (US$ 160,000 per acre) for a standard 5 hectare lagoon. This figure does not include the cost of earth movement and related work.
What is the energy consumption of a Crystal Lagoon?
The Crystal Lagoons‘ Technology consumes just 2% of the energy needed for conventional filtration systems, making this technology low-cost and sustainable. The lagoons use 100 times less chemical products than conventional swimming pool systems. This makes Crystal Lagoons‘ concept and technology ecological and safe. Crystal Lagoons technology works equally well with salt, fresh and brackish water. Today, we have lagoons in operation with all types of water.
Rainwater does not have any negative impact on the lagoons. However, consideration should be given to the location of the lagoon and its surrounding buildings to prevent rainwater from draining into the lagoon. These issues are common to all projects and Crystal Lagoons‘ team has extensive experience with them.
What are the effects of organic compounds (leaves, cut grass, etc.), and also dirt and atmospheric dust blown by the wind?
Architectural, construction and landscaping features can be used to prevent organic compounds (leaves, cut grass, etc.), dirt and atmospheric dust from entering the lagoon, either due to their proximity to the lagoon or because they are blown by the wind. However, this is not due to a technical requirement, but rather to avoid the need for additional manpower to remove these elements from the lagoon.
Crystal Lagoons company recommends constructing lagoons with a surface area of at least 3 hectares (7 acres) to allow for sailing and water sports in a colossal, unique and impressive body of water, thereby adding incalculable value to the project. Furthermore, the construction and maintenance costs of these lagoons are so low that achieving giant, crystalline bodies of water is economically viable. Although smaller lagoons are possible based on the specifications of each project.
How deep are the lagoons made by Crystal Lagoons?
The lagoons can be constructed to any depth. However, we recommend that some sectors of the lagoon have a minimum of 2.4 m (8 ft). Within this depth range the intense blue turquoise color can be achieved; this also avoids the tendency for people to walk in the lagoon, which might interfere with water sports.
How is the Crystal Lagoon’s water quality controlled?
The lagoon’s hydraulic, biochemical and mechanical systems are monitored, controlled and operated remotely by Crystal Lagoons from our control centers. This ensures that water quality is maintained within our established parameters, guaranteeing high, standardized quality no matter where in the world the lagoon is located.
How much water does the lagoon consume?
Crystal Lagoons concept and technology means our lagoons consume very little water. They work on a closed circuit in which it is only necessary to compensate for evaporation. One hectare of lagoon consumes 50% less water than a conventional park, while a 3 hectare (7 acre) lagoon consumes up to 10 times less water than a golf course.
Crystal Lagoons, the Chilean company that creates immense crystalline lagoons as Guinness world record-holding swimming pool San Alfonso del Mar, and real estate company Sama Jordan inaugurated Dead Sea Lagoon, the first resort that brings idyllic beach paradise to Jordan.
Dead Sea Lagoon is located at 31 km of Amman and has an investment of $160 million. It includes a 3-hectare lagoon surrounded by white-sand private beaches, palm trees and 1,000 home units, and is the first of a real estate revolution that Crystal Lagoons is developing in Jordan, including more than 40 projects in the entire Middle East region.
Dead Sea Lagoon will give an unprecedented turn to local tourism that until now was only focused on the therapeutic benefits of the Dead Sea, which is 10 times more salty than any other ocean and doesn’t have the necessary conditions for developing beach life.
Crystal Lagoons, the Chilean company that creates immense crystalline lagoons as Guinness world record-holding swimming pool San Alfonso del Mar, and real estate company Sama Jordan inaugurated Dead Sea Lagoon near Aman
Crystal Lagoons brings Idyllic beach paradise to the region thanks to its unique concept that allows to develop unlimited sized crystal clear water lagoons with cutting edge technology patented in 160 countries that provides the ideal conditions for bathing and practicing water sports, by ensuring the quality and clarity of large bodies of water at very low construction and maintenance costs.
Crystal Lagoons is developing several projects in the Middle East region as $5,500 million real estate project City of Stars Lagoons developed together with Citystars Holding and Pyramids Plaza in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This project includes 30,000 home units, 6 five star hotels, museum, golf courses, shopping center and 10 giant crystalline lagoons that bring together 100 hectares of crystalline water in the middle of the desert. This project will exceed San Alfonso del Mar, in Chile, which has 8 ha of surface area and 1 km in length.
The company, which has offices in USA, Egypt, Dubai and Chile is developing other projects in the region in places as Egypt, Pakistan, UAE and Oman. Currently, Crystal Lagoons is present in 180 urban, recreational and public developments in 45 countries which an associated investment of $100 billion.
The Chilean firm Crystal Lagoons aims to revolutionize the real estate industry with patented technology that allows developers to create huge crystalline lagoons anywhere and maintain them at a fraction of the cost of traditional pools.
Crystal clear water, white sand beaches, palm trees and sun. It sounds like Club Med in the Caribbean, but in the summer months it is also a fitting description of the world’s largest swimming pool in the beach resort town of Algarrobo, just a couple of hours from Santiago.
The US$ 3 million pool, which covers an eight hectare area equivalent to 6,000 backyard pools, was built using Chilean firm Crystal Lagoons’ technology as part of the San Alfonso del Mar condominium project.
Including San Alfonso, Crystal Lagoons has four lagoons in Chile and one in Panama. The patented technology allows real estate developers to build huge crystalline lagoons anywhere while increasing the land’s commercial value.
“We are changing the real estate paradigm which says that location is the key to any project,” said Eduardo Klein, Business Manager at Crystal Lagoons.
Even the desert can be made into an oasis. Crystal Lagoons has licensed its technology to the Egyptian real estate developer Citystars Properties, which is building a huge US$ 5 billion housing project in Sharm El Sheikh.
“This project will have 10 lagoons covering 100 hectares which will create beach life in the middle of the desert,” said Eduardo Klein.
In addition to this project, Crystal Lagoons has projects in construction in Peru, Jordan and Dubai where the Santiago-based firm has opened a second office.
In total, the company has 150 projects in different stages of development in 35 countries with plans to open offices in the United States and Asia in the near term.
Keeping an eight-hectare pool clean is not easy. The Chilean businessman and biochemist Fernando Fischmann founded Crystal Lagoons in 2007 after spending a decade looking in vain for an affordable technology that would maintain his beachfront pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort.
“The shoreline there is rocky and the water is cold so he needed something different to offer an attractive beach lifestyle for residents,” said Eduardo Klein.
Through a process of trial and error, Fernando Fischmann and his team discovered a technological process that would maintain large bodies of crystalline fresh or salt water at a relatively low cost.
It works by using special sensors in the pool that monitor pH levels and inject chemicals automatically to maintain the required balance.
“Normal pools use large quantities of chlorine to keep them clean, we don’t do that,” said Eduardo Klein.
The US$ 3 million pool, which covers an eight hectare area equivalent to 6,000 backyard pools, was built using Chilean firm Crystal Lagoons’ technology as part of the San Alfonso del Mar condominium project
Crystal Lagoons also uses energy-efficient filtration systems that use 2% of the energy consumed by traditional pools. Its low energy and chemical consumption helped the firm obtain the Chile Verde environmental certification, which is supported by UNESCO.
“Our technology is a combination of everything from the quality of the water we use to how it is treated and filtered,” said Eduardo Klein.
The pools also use only enough water to compensate for evaporation.
“Our pools consume half the water that would be consumed by a park of similar size,” said Eduardo Klein.
Building a Crystal Lagoons pool is not cheap – around US$ 350,000 per hectare – but building a pool over three hectares is impossible using traditional technology.
For real estate developers, a big pool can be a major asset in tempting customers to buy high-priced houses or condos. Since the pools are safe and clean, they are attractive to families with children who can swim, sail or kayak with limited supervision.
“It allows a beach lifestyle in a very safe environment,” said Eduardo Klein.
Crystal Lagoons participates in every aspect of the project from design to engineering and construction. Once the project is completed, the company trains personnel and monitors, via Internet, the water quality.
Crystal Lagoons receives nothing upfront, but is paid a percentage, usually 1-2%, of the developer’s sales.
“We only charge our fee when the developer starts to sell, so it’s comfortable for them,” said Eduardo Klein.
But it’s also good for Crystal Lagoons, which has US$ 600 million in royalties wrapped up in its signed contracts.
“Our project adds value to a new development, and we receive a percentage of that value,” said Eduardo Klein.
The company’s existing projects are in resorts like San Alfonso del Mar and Las Brisas de Santo Domingo, but it is building a 3.5 hectare pool in the community of Padre Hurtado just outside Santiago.
“This is revolutionary, for the first time people living in Santiago will have a beach outside their front door,” said Eduardo Klein.
That’s good news for the project’s developer, Inmobiliaria Aconcagua. In its first weekend, all 50 houses on offer sold and the same thing happened the following weekend.
In the U.S., Crystal Lagoons is in talks with developers in South Carolina and Las Vegas, and it plans to open an office there by early 2011, but no projects are confirmed yet.
The slowdown in the housing market is behind the lack of progress, says Eduardo Klein, “but the U.S. is a very interesting market for us, we just patented our technology there which is great news.”
It took Crystal Lagoons five years to obtain its U.S. patent.
“Intellectual property is respected in the U.S. and it makes it easier to get patents in other countries,” said Eduardo Klein.
Including the United States, Crystal Lagoons is now patenting its technology in 150 countries and has hired U.S. intellectual property firm Marksmen to protect its technology from potential competitors.
Crystal Lagoons pushed for Chile’s accession to the WPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 2009, which has made the process of applying for patents in different countries much simpler and cheaper for Chilean firms, notes Eduardo Klein.
“We have paved the way so other companies can follow,” he said.
Crystal Lagoons is also the leading candidate to become the first Chilean company to list on the NASDAQ, which is one of the new government’s goals for the next four years.
“We are evaluating this, it’s an important decision and there’s no going back,” said Eduardo Klein.
Either way, Crystal Lagoons will have plenty of work; the Boston Consulting Group estimates that 14,000 crystalline lagoons could be built in the world in the next 20 years.