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Rio Tomebamba

Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #5 of 25 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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Savannah, GA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Rio Tomebamba is a beautiful river which tumbles through town, separating the historic from the new sections. It is surrounded by well planted green space and paved paths. When it rains, it roars through town! Yesterday, I saw someone washing clothes at the edge and drying them on the grass in the sun. This isn't done much any more,... More

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Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Cuenca received an award for preserving and protecting this (1 of 4) river that flows through its heart. There are jogging and walking paths and pets are allowed (please pick up after them). Well cared for with children's playground right on the path. The river lends a rural feel to the life of the city.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What a beautiful river! We went for a stroll along on the paved walkway by the river and were delighted by how lovely and clean the river is. It's a very pretty area to visit!

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Vinton, IA USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My apartment was in a building next to the river, and I walked along it going to Estudio Sampere Spanish School on escalinata. There were people doing laundry, and the grass was cut with weed eaters, no lawn mowers. Nice water flow when there was a heavy rain up above the water would clear in less than 2 days. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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