San Alfonso del Mar
Camino Mirasol 866, Algarrobo, Valparaíso, Chile
If you want to swim in the sea but aren't keen to brave the polar temperatures of Chilean waters, try this set of imposing apartment buildings on Algarrobo's northern edge with its eight-hectare, one-thousand-meter, turquoise-blue seawater pool that stretches the length of the complex. The pool attracts swimmers, kayakers, and even yachters. As if that wasn't enough, there are another 11 outdoor pools, each with artificial beaches, and two heated indoor pools. The spacious suites, all with terraces overlooking the ocean, sleep up to 11, and guests also have access to their own spa, supermarket, and ice cream parlor, so there is plenty to keep young and old occupied without having to go far.
- avoid the chilly Humboldt Current in style
- if you do feel the need to stray, it's a long walk to town
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