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.
Within 4000 hectarers sixteen lagoons are staggered, forming streams and waterfalls© GRAPHICOBSESSION
There are numerous routes to discover along the way.© GRAPHICOBSESSION
Summer is the ideal time to enjoy water activities or for nature lovers.© Alberto Loyo / 123RF
It is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy nature.© Camilo MaranchÃ³n GarcÃa / 123RF
In spring the lagoons welcome a countless number of waterfowl.© Alberto Loyo / 123RF