Spain is a country that is very popular amongst tourists from other parts of Europe, and you will enjoy unique charm and distinct character no matter which part of the country you visit. There are so many wonderful areas to select from in this country that you will never be short of choice, and you will find it east to find the perfect destination to suit you.
Here is the pick for the 10 most beautiful lakes in Spain, from Zamora to Aragon to Asturias, these are some of the most beautiful lakes there are!
1. Lago de Sanabria in Zamora
Sanabria Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in Spain with clear waters. It is also the largest glacial lake in the Iberian Peninsula. The setting is spectacular with forested banks and high mountains rising in the distance. The lake is awesome, the nature and wildlife incredible. Besides swimming you can hire a paddle boat or a canoe.
2. Laguna Rosa in Torrevieja
If you have no idea of its existence, Spain has a pink lake! The lake is pink, there is a lot of salt around. The tranquil and calm waters of Las Salinas de Torrevieja can prevent skin and lung diseases besides improving the full condition of your health. Flamingoes are happy feeding, If you love bird-watching you will find this heaven.
3. Lagos de Covadonga in Asturias
These lakes, often also called Lakes of Enol or simply Los Lagos, are Lake Enol and Lake Ercina located in the Picos de Europa range and they are the original center of the Picos de Europa National Park. This is an absolutely delightful scenario to see, so much calmness about it.
4. Laguna de Fuente de Piedra in Malaga
Fuente de Piedra Lagoon is used by the greater flamingo for its annual reproduction cycle, constituting the largest colony on the Iberian Peninsula of this beautiful and delicate bird. Great for flamingo spotting. Early morning or perhaps at sunset good times to view.
5. Lago de Bañolas in Girona
Lake Banyoles is named after the nearby town of Banyoles, to which it belongs entirely. A beautiful slice of nature and full of natural life, such as ducks and lots of fish. Nice place to breathe and relax. You can walk around it in a few hours, or jog or cycle. Clear blue waters and plenty of wildlife to spot. Swimming is possible but water can be cold.
6. Lagunas de Ruidera in Castilla la Mancha
Containing 15 small lakes, the Lagunas de Ruidera that are located in the La Mancha plain are connected by falls, small rivers as well as subterranean flow and the area is considered as the source of Guadiana River. The name Ruidera is said to derive from the noise (ruido) made by the water running from lake to lake, which stretches along a total of 25 kilometres.
7. La Laguna Negra in Soria
The Black Lake is a geological treasure and wholly worth the visit. The walking above the lake is excellent with great views and a summit to reach at 2228m. The lake is beautiful and the trees gives the fresh air that you need it. La Laguna Negra is also a good place for hiking.
8. Lago de San Mauricio in Lérida
Located in the heart of the Pyrenees, this is the most genuine representation of a mountainous area. The majestic landscapes and views and the highly varied flora and fauna that live within its borders make this is a truly unique location. Sant Maurici lake is one of the most famous of the region, from where one can see the spectacular twin peaks of the Encantats.
9. Lago del Carucedo in León
Situated 6km from the Médulas, Lake Carucedo is a great place to enjoy the landscape and water during the summer months. Carucedo Lake is a unique place to disconnect, breathe fresh air and enjoy the song of the birds. There are two routes in Carucedo, the shortest one surrounds the lake and the largest reaches Las Medulas.
10. Laguna de Gallocanta in Aragón
Falling within the boundaries of two provinces, Teruel and Zaragoza, the lake is located just to the south of Gallocanta village, between the Aragonese comarcas of Campo de Daroca and Comarca del Jiloca. This lake is situated on a high continental plain at an altitude of almost 1,000 m. The Laguna de Gallocanta is one of the most important stopover sites for migrating common cranes in Spain, being able to give shelter to an average population of 20,000 birds at one time.