We purposely chose to spend the first few days in vacation mode since we’d been tired and jet-lagged. Brandon’s colleague had told us about San Alfonso Del Mar, the largest swimming pool in the world. After researching it and finding a good deal on a room, we decided this would be a great place to relax and spend the first few days.
After a good night’s sleep, and I mean good, we were feeling much happier. We went to bed at 9 pm and didn’t wake up until 1 pm. We ate a quick breakfast in the room and then got ready to spend the day at the pool.
We started off at the shallow kid’s pool.
And spent lots of time playing in the sand, reading, and taking photos–some of our favorite things.
It makes sense that the world’s largest pool can’t be heated… so the water felt really cold at first. But I took Oliver, Evelyn and Blake to a warmer section and we got brave enough to get all the way in. Once we got used to it, the water didn’t feel that cold anymore.
Eli slept the entire time in the stroller, which was so good since he was one tired boy. On our walk to kayak, Blake found the cotton candy lady and was able to use his $1000 peso bill from the tooth fairy the night before to buy a cup of it. It was only $1.25 USA money which is pretty good for a pool-side concession I’d say.
The sight of palm trees and blue waters made us all pretty giddy.
All four of us got to rent kayaks for under $10 for a half hour. A steal, I’d say! I gave Blake some rowing lessons and he caught on well. Then Brandon took Oliver and Evelyn for a little ride.
We did some more swimming, Blake practiced using my big camera, and Eli kept sleeping.
This was a cute little sign I saw at the poolside bakery.
We went back to our room and made a spaghetti dinner. Then it was off to bed for the children. I escaped to the veranda which overlooked the ocean and pool and just listened to the waves crash and the Chilean music blasting from the club across the pool. The sunset was gorgeous. All was right in the world.