Lagunas de Ruidera, Ruidera

#1 of 29 in Parks in Castile-La Mancha
Nature / Park
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. Plan to see Lagunas de Ruidera and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ruidera family vacation planner.
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  • Perfect visit for a hot summer day! I would say a car is required to access the lagunas. Almost all of them are very shallow this year. They waters are a nice green blue colour, and they are not overl...  more »
  • Beautiful natural site even though it was late summer and although the lakes were spectacular the many little waterfalls connecting them that we saw on pictures weren’t there… Great water temperatures...  more »
  • Fantastic location with beautiful scenery around every corner. Great wildlife to be seen too with birds in the trees and deer in the hills.  more »

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