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Rio Tomebamba

Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Cuenca
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the town of Cuenca, this river features scenic walking paths along its north bank... more » Owner description: Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the town of Cuenca, this river features scenic walking paths along its north bank and several Inca ruins. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great route to take on your way to the botanical garden - and belgian waffle stand ;) - or if you want to go for a run

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Montecito, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Peace and calm found in the middle of the city. Walk along it and enjoy the sounds of running river water. It is not perfectly clean along the shores because some locals do wash their clothes in it. Some people have also lost their trash that has found it's way along the shores. It's not a mess in all spots... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We are staying in Cuenca and are runners so this river is a gift. The paths and little pocket parks along this river go on for miles, the cleaners are out every day keeping it nice, there are no stray dogs and the sounds of the river are great.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've spent a couple hours strolling along the river, and found it a very pleasant place to walk, despite all the graffiti. The river walk seemed to be used by all sorts of folks; kids on bikes and skateboards, young couples, families, locals and tourists alike. Lots of cafés or benches to take a break and watch the world go... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Hear the sounds of the river while you take in the scenery around you. This river is only a few blocks from the city center (Parque Calderon) and is a lovely place to walk down. It seperates the old city from the new and is a great place to people watch. Getting tired? Then just hail a cab - they... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful to see daily on the way to El Centro. Serves as center piece, local people washing machine, soothing sounds to put you to sleep or at ease. Beautiful river

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dallas
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148 reviews 148 reviews
37 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is one of two rivers which run through Cuenca. This one seperates old town from new. It is great to just sit on one of the benches, close your eyes and listen to the music. There is a walkway along the river to watch the locals and tourists, those walking their pets, children playing or friends enjoying the day.

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Douglas, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It is the only water I get to see since I moved here from the states. During the rainy season, it is roaring!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

There is nothing like this beautiful rushing river flowing right through town. It is ever changing, rising and falling in accordnace with the rains. On any day, you can see people washing their clothes in the river, playing near its edge (it can be a bit brisk for swimming safely). The beautiful walkways alongside it offer the sweet touch of... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The Tomebamba River is one of the city's best attractions. It runs for miles through the city, and it offers all kinds of opportunities to relax, get some exercise, meet your Cuencano neighbors, and enjoy the city's historical heritage. And, the Tomebamba makes the most beautiful sound as it careens down toward the Amazon Basin. As the river flows through... More

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