This company plans to build 5 large, crystal clear lagoons in our area

ORLANDO, Fla. — “Orlando” and “beachfront” aren’t typically used in the same sentence. But one company is working to change that by recreating white sand beaches and turquoise waters in landlocked Central Florida communities.

Crystal Lagoons said it plans to open “public access lagoons” in these five Central Florida counties: Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Sumter.

PHOTOS: Company plans to bring ‘beachfront experience’ to 5 Central Florida counties

“We chose Orlando because we believe this iconic central Florida city can be revolutionized by our crystalline waters, which have been lauded in the press as being at the ‘helm’ of the amenity craze,” said Iván Manzur, a company spokesman said.

The company said it specializes in creating “crystal-clear lagoons that bring the luxury of a beachfront experience anywhere in the world at very low costs.”

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Officials with the company said Crystal Lagoons is expanding throughout Florida, Texas, California, Arizona, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Washington, D.C.

The company said it currently has 221 real estate and PAL projects in different stages of development by investor groups and developers across the United States.

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Channel 9 reached out to Crystal Lagoons for detailed information about the locations mentioned above and a timeline for opening, but officials said that information is not yet available.

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.