The app of the Natural Park of the Ruidera Lagoons (also known as Ruidera lakes or Lagunas de Ruidera in Spanish) is a pioneer in the natural parks of Castile-La Mancha. With two main innovations: the use of audio guides and georeferencing, it will help you in a simple way to improve your visit to the natural park.

Source: Android description (translated and modified) / Image: Adrián Rodríguez CC BY-SA 3.0 ES (clipped image)

Useful information

Download: Android 4.0.3 (68.41MB) / iOS 9.3 (90MB)

Price: free

Language: Spanish / English

Runs offline: partially (the consultation of the tabs about information, natural park and Don Quixote require an internet connection)

Last update: Android 09/01/2017 (v. 1.1) – iOS 06/02/2017 (v. 1.1)

Offered by: Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha


Lagunas de Ruidera (Ruidera lakes / Ruidera lagoons) is the official app of the natural park of the same name, a protected space located in the border between the provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete (Spain). This app is offered by the Government of the Autonomous Community of Castile-La-Mancha and it allows to plan the visit to the park, incorporating for it different audiovisual materials and maps.

The app includes the following options:

  • Top menu
    • Map, an option to view a topographic map of the area (also the Google satellite view can be loaded). This map has an option to geolocate the user, who can access to different audio files, represented by three types of icons that, according to the contents, could be classified in the following way (the app does not include a legend): information centers (blue), tracks and other historical-architectural or cultural landmarks (red) and lagoons and other environmental aspects of the park (green).
    • Audioguide, list with the 25 audio files included in the app. Each one, with a duration of less than 2 minutes, incorporates its corresponding transcription. The archives are organized according to the theme they address (description of the lagoons and their origins).
    • Routes, tab that includes eight routes for walking or cycling. Each itinerary, in addition to an audio file and its transcription, includes a list with crossed points and towns, slope, degree of difficulty, kilometers, duration and a map with the route.
  • Lower menu
    • Information, tab that allows access to aspects of interest related to the app, information centers of the park, emergencies, suggestion box and topics related to accessibility.
    • Natural Park, with recommendations of activities, norms to respect during the visit to the natural enclave, history of the park and main natural values, other places of interest and audiovisuals.
    • Don Quixote, section that includes the references to the zone of Ruidera that incorporates the work of Cervantes.

More information

Lagunas de Ruidera en Ciudad Real

Images: screenshots 07/03/2017. © JCCM

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