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Lagunas de Ruidera

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Address: 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 many little waterfalls connecting them that we saw on pictures weren’t... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Faro, Portugal
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Faro, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 opportunities for a swim or a picnic or both 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 base to explore from I would suggest Laguna San Pedro. This is one of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 I include 4 pictures, two taken last year in May and a further two of... More 

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Javea, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 fires burning and very little in the way of new spring plant growth. The locals... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 if ever travelled from/to Madrid!

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Western Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 San Pedro and see a tremendous diversity of plants and flowers. This time of the... More 

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