Alovera Beach which will be the largest artificial beach in Europe, has been given the green light for construction to begin.
The 15 billion Euro project which includes a mammoth fresh water inland beach area of over 35,000 m3 of water and 17,000 m2 of sand is going up in the municipality of Alovera in the province of Guadalajara just 50 kms away from Madrid on the A2 motorway.
The beach will have capacity for 4,500 users at any one time and will feature a full array of water resort amenities including water slides, artificial waves, boating marina ( sailing boats, kayaks and paddle surf), man made islands, beach bars and restaurants for all the family.
Award winning firm Crystal Lagoons was chosen to design the artificial beach and who built the lagoon at San Alfonso de Mar in Chile, which broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest man-made lagoon at that time followed by breaking its own world record in 2015 with a new 30-acre lagoon at the Citystars Sharm El Sheikh development in Egypt.
An estimated 250,000 visitors are expected initially with an entrance price of 10 Euros.
The project run by Rayet Construcción will create over 300 jobs and will transform the area by the time of its completion expected by 2023.
In addition the group is planning a new urban zone for the resort which will included up to 4,000 houses and increase the local population of Alovera from it´s present 12,000 to around 30,000 inhabitants.