• Login
The Lagoons of Ruidera , Spain
The Lagoons of Ruidera

An oasis of water and vegetation is concealed at the heart of Campo de Montiel, between Albaceta and Ciudad Real.

© Alberto Loyo / 123RF
  • Compare your :
  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Flight + Hotel
  • Private Rentals
  • Cars
  • Holidays
  • Destination
The Lagoons of Ruidera Spain
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The Lagoons of Ruidera

These lagoons, regarded as the oasis of La Mancha, are located on the border between Ciudad Real and Albacete. They are famous thanks to their abundance of water and greenery, but also because of the contrast they offer in comparison to the traditional landscapes of La Mancha. The 16 lagoons found in the natural park stretch over a total area of 9,884 acres that are filled with waterfalls, torrents, and springs. The difference in height between the first lagoon, La Blanca, and the last, La Cenagosa, is 120m. As far as flora is concerned, holm oaks, hawthorns, elms, and white poplars abound. On the site of the Lagoons of Ruidera, you will have the opportunity to enjoy many activities such as swimming and hiking, but also going on a Jeep ride, on horseback, scuba diving, potholing, paragliding, or competitive fishing. Several restaurants (some of which are only open in summer) give you the chance to try the local gastronomy on terraces generally situated close to a lagoon.

Our holiday packages to Spain
  • Tabaiba
  • Tabaiba Spain , Spain - 4days/3nights | TUI
    from  £326
  • Apartamentos Aloe Spain , Spain - 5days/4nights | TUI
    from  £388
  • Gloria Izaro Club Hotel Spain , Spain - 4days/3nights | TUI
    from  £420

The Lagoons of Ruidera

The Lagoons of Ruidera , The lagoons , Spain
The lagoons

Within 4000 hectarers sixteen lagoons are staggered, forming streams and waterfalls

The Lagoons of Ruidera , Ramble along the routes , Spain
Ramble along the routes

There are numerous routes to discover along the way.

The Lagoons of Ruidera , Summer , Spain

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy water activities or for nature lovers.

© Alberto Loyo / 123RF
The Lagoons of Ruidera , Idyllic scenery , Spain
Idyllic scenery

It is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy nature.

© Camilo Maranchón García / 123RF
The Lagoons of Ruidera , Waterfowl , Spain

In spring the lagoons welcome a countless number of waterfowl.

© Alberto Loyo / 123RF
Twitter Facebook
Spain : Discover our cities Madrid
  • Madrid Madrid
  • Barcelona Barcelona
  • Las Palmas Las Palmas
  • Ibiza Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, Spain,
  • Valencia Valencia
  • Seville Seville
  • Bilbao Bilbao
  • Vitoria Vitoria
  • La Coruna La Coruna
  • Murcia Murcia
  • Santa Cruz De La Palma Santa Cruz De La Palma
  • Cadiz Cadiz
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Vigo Vigo
  • Valladolid Valladolid
  • Tarragona Tarragona
  • Pamplona Pamplona
  • Santander Santander
  • Formentera Formentera
  • Cordoba Cordoba
  • Garachico Garachico
  • Logroño Logroño
  • Vic Vic
  • Can Picafort Can Picafort
  • Cala Portinatx Cala Portinatx

Spain : The regions

  • Andalusia

  • The Balearic Islands

  • The Canary Islands

  • Asturias

  • Aragón

  • Cantabria

  • Castile-La Mancha

  • Castile and Leon

  • Catalonia

  • Extremadura

  • Galicia

  • La Rioja

  • Basque Country

  • Community of Madrid

  • Navarra

  • Murcia

  • Community of Valencia