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Madrid will have beach thanks to Crystal Lagoons

13 February, 2023 / News

One of the longings of the inhabitants of Madrid, the capital of Spain, is to have a beach life, as highlighted by La Razón, one of the main local media. This will become a reality thanks to Crystal Lagoons, which is building on the outskirts of that city its first Public Access Lagoons™ project, also known as PAL™ developments, in the Iberian Peninsula.

This is Alovera Beach, the largest artificial beach in Europe, located in a Mediterranean urban area less than 40 minutes from the center of Madrid. The centerpiece of the project will be a 2.1-hectare turquoise lagoon that will be open to the general public for the price of an entrance fee.

According to the media, the project is scheduled to open in the Spanish summer of 2023. The project is an innovative concept, which will transform the municipality of Alovera and boost tourism in the area, positioning itself on the European map of technology, innovation and sustainability and as a unique reference point in outdoor water sports. The complex will be open all year round and expects to receive around 350,000 visitors annually.

The turquoise body of water will be surrounded by an extensive, 1.6-hectare, white sandy beach and include sports facilities, a water park, children’s pools, a water sports school and gastronomic services.

PAL™ projects drastically change people’s lifestyles. They bring beach life and water sports possible in a city context, making going to the beach as close and as normal as going to the local park is today”, explains Francisco Matte, regional director of Crystal Lagoons.

La Razón also points out that the lagoon at Alovera Beach will include the multinational’s sustainable technology, which allows the use of any type of water, consumes 33 times less water than a golf course and 40% less than a park of the same size. Its filtration system uses only 2% of the energy of a conventional system and up to 100 times less chemicals than a swimming pool.

The project is being developed by Crystal Lagoons in partnership with Grupo Rayet and it will become a model for urban regeneration that will change the local landscape in a revolutionary way having a high social impact.

Alovera is the firm’s third project in Spain, which include the Alcazaba Lagoon (Costa del Sol) and Santa Rosalía (Murcia) residential developments. 

La Razón


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