The last time I was in South America I hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and trekked through Patagonia. Little did I know that I was missing one other helluva site:
The World's Largest Swimming Pool is located off the coast of Chile. It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, has a 115-foot deep end, and holds 66 million gallons of water.
This monster pool uses a computer-controlled suction and filtration system to keep fresh seawater in permanent circulation, drawing it in from the ocean at one end and pumping it out at the other. It costs 2 million dollars a year to maintain.
Pretty fantastic if you ask me (or a fantastic waste of money?)
Images lifted from www.victory-cruises.com