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Rio Tomebamba

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Address: Cuenca, Ecuador
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Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the...

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.

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Green space and walkways are a crown jewel of Cueanca

The best way to avoid the crazy traffic of the old town is to walk along the rivers. Cuenca is known for its rivers and there are great parks and public spaces throughout these... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Livingston, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best way to avoid the crazy traffic of the old town is to walk along the rivers. Cuenca is known for its rivers and there are great parks and public spaces throughout these areas. They are safe and well lit at night for the most part. And they are kept clean and maintained by grounds crews on a weekly... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tomebamba is one of four rivers in Cuenca. Safe walkways make it a special treat to walk along the sides.

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Thank Cici B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Need to rest your feet? Get really grounded? Take a nap with the sound of water cascading over rocks? Find a spot, take your shoes and socks off, feel the energy from the earth, take a nap.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2months in Cuenca and one of our favorite things frequently done was walking or cycling up and down the Tomebamba River. The river is very clean and so scenic as it winds it's way past rocks and trees. Some bridges are lit up at night and frequent small bridges make it easy to cross. There are many places... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rio Tomebamba is a small river which basically divides the Old Town from the New Town in Cuenca. It is not very wide nor does it appear very deep but the water is always flowing quite quickly. The locals at times were seen splashing around in it so it appeared safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent almost 3 weeks in Cuenca, and the Tomebamba became one of my favorite places. It's a beautiful place to stroll and relax, and temporarily escape the fumes and noise of the city streets. I preferred the path on the El Centro side. Gently sloping lawn, trees, people lounging. My favorite day was wen I walked with a friend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I have a 4 year old, we are always looking for parks, zoos, etc. We definitely enjoyed coming here bc there was a cute little park, there is also a pond where we were able to sit and relax. But i think the most fun we had was going into the river and stepping on the rocks to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a lovely stroll by day and there are nice trees to sit under for a casual picnic... on sundays, rent a bike for free and ride the banks on a little bike trail

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure to dine around or walk around the area of the Tomebamba while in Cuenca. Its peaceful, beautiful and adds such a gorgeous natural scenic piece to a great city.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on the south side of the river and crossed this river many times a day to get to Old Town. I love the lights strung across the river as well as the decorations along the river walk. There are several bridges that cross the river into Old Town.

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