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Lagunas de Ruidera

Ruidera, Spain
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superb walking terrain with plenty of great opportunities for a swim or a picnic or both

Beautiful natural site even though it was late summer and although the lakes were spectacular the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Faro, Portugal
Amazing scenery

Fantastic location with beautiful scenery around every corner. Great wildlife to be seen too with... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Christine F
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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17 Oct 2016
“superb walking terrain with plenty of great opportunities for a swim or a picnic or both”
3 Oct 2016
“Amazing scenery”
Ruidera, Spain
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

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 amazing swimming. The whole area provides a superb walking terrain with plenty of great...More

Thank JOSE G
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic location with beautiful scenery around every corner. Great wildlife to be seen too with birds in the trees and deer in the hills.

1  Thank Christine F
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The complex of lakes to the south of Ruidera is an absolute must for those seeking tranquility and who enjoy walking. The "Lagunas" are made up of numerous lakes - some large and some small. All have their own specific character. If you need a...More

Thank spmmik53
Reviewed 13 July 2016

great lakes but too many people and bars along it and not enough nature. Accommodation was lacking too in terms of being in nature and views of nature

Thank karen ka i
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I love the lagunas de Ruidera, but this last winter was very dry and neither of the two cascades are running. It is still a lovely spot, but not as stunning as it is when there is plenty of water. We visited it recently and...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We live on the Costa Blanca so thought going here in April would be ideal after the winter rain etc. What we found was that being 900m high and inland, the seasons are two months behind the Coastal Costa Blanca, hence they still had log...More

1  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Hot sun and chilly water - a perfect combination. The water is turquise-blueish. Lovely sights include waterfalls and rocks along the water. Have been there 2 times in 2010 and 2015 - both in May-June period - not so crowded then. Definitely worth stopping by...More

1  Thank mysteriousstranger
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Wonderful for scenery, the natural lakes with their connecting waterfalls are a delight. Walking, driving, water sports (in season), this area should be so much better known.

1  Thank Warwick D
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Loved it. Wow factor. Ideal for nature walks or just watching nature. Well kept secret. At list from tourists as the area seem to be a Spanish get away place.

1  Thank wobblywombats
Reviewed 26 May 2015

In the middle of dusty La Mancha is this stunning set of lagoons. Indeed, small lakes some of them 60 feet deep and running into each other through small cataracts. The surrounding vegetation is lush and the water life plenty. Can walk around the Laguna...More

2  Thank martinezcm
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Hello- looking at a trip to Ruidera but I'm a tad confused with transport from Madrid. There seems to be a bus line 002 from Madrid - Ruidera but when I try to search online it says there are no journeys for my dates (May) anyone with any experience getting this bus!? Thank you!
10 April 2016|
Response from Sergio S |
Hi there maybe a bit late. You can take a daily bus from Madrid to Ruidera from Mendez Alvaro bus station in Madrid. You can check in the station website, the company running this service is Samar.
loli r
Me gustaría ir el sábado para las lagunas de ruidera estaremos 3 días que nos recomendáis . Donde dormir, actividades , como ver las mejores cascadas recomendarnos donde comer algún sitio bueno y típico etc todo lo que tendríamos q saber sobre esta visita somos de Almeria gracias
23 February 2017|
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Response from luisandres | Reviewed this property |
Siento no poder responder adecuadamente a sus preguntas. Estuvimos alojados en el Balneario Cervantes de Santa Cruz de Mudela. Por lo tanto el tema de restaurantes no podemos informar ya que teníamos pensión completa. Las... More
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Hola, quería ir este otoño a las lagunas de Ruidera pero he leído que había descendido mucho el nivel del agua. Alguien que haya estado últimamente puede decirme si tienen agua. Gracias
10 October 2016|
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Response from Chusky06 | Reviewed this property |
Hola, yo estuve en Julio y , efectivamente, estaba el nivel muy bajo. Pero puedes preguntar en Turismo de Ruidera para que te lo confirmen. Pd.: Si vas, me alojé en el Mirador de Ruidera, espectacular.
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