Lagunas de Ruidera, Ruidera

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#1 of 60 in Parks in Castile-La Mancha
Take a walk or bike ride around Lagunas de Ruidera, and then hop in the cool water for a refreshing dip. As you float in the tranquil lakes, gaze up at majestic red bluffs dotted with small evergreens. Explore white water rapids, thundering waterfalls ending in placid aquamarine pools, and underwater caves of emerald water shaded by the rocks. Hike up to the lookout point for views of the oasis and mesas in the distance. Bring along a picnic to enjoy lakeside--locals enjoy the manchego cheese and jamón plentiful in La Mancha. Extend your visit by staying at a shady campsite alongside the rapids, or in one of several antique La Mancha windmills that have been converted to hotels. Using our international travel planner, Ruidera attractions like Lagunas de Ruidera can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This wonderful place in the middle of la Mancha invites to reflect and see this beautiful environment full of fauna and flora. Offers many activities to enjoy in the summer as well as the village of Ruidera, that winter was to be desert. Anyway, it has its charm. Gaps you can tour both walking by car (go more fast) or bike. As negative point the descent of the water in the Lakes, because if it continues down the water level will be lost one of the most beautiful places of la Mancha between all need to take care now that this place is full of life. Climate change is more to submit, and we visited in winter with heavy rains falling and yet had lakes dry and with the non-existent waterfalls, a pity, I don't want to imagine how they can be found in summer. Care for the environment.
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  • One of the most beautiful and unique in the Iberian Peninsula, and also one of the most threatened by the drought of recent times. The heart shrinks a little to see how, unlike other occasions, many of the lakes are now almost dry and in others you can feel how its capacity has been significantly reduced. And, despite all this, it remains an idyllic site, with some beautiful atarderes, a few colors that are not easily forgotten, and an atmosphere that takes you to another time when life was more peaceful.
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  • Lagunas de Ruidera create a natural park very fruitful of Castilla - La Mancha is an ecosystem that extends over the provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete are many services for rural tourism and outdoor activities are a highly conducive environment for activities with the family.
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