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Rio Tomebamba

Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #4 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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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The boardwalk provides a nice way to stroll along the river and see Cuenca- historic buildings, new civic masterpieces, universities, locals hanging out or walking to work/school, museums, etc. The waters come from Cajas National Park.

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Nice to watch as you travel around the city, or as a view from a restaurant, but it's not very safe to walk by it. I definitely wouldn't stand on its bank to watch it.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I highly recommend a stroll along this narrow but charming river. The walkway is immaculate and a great place to people watch.

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Savannah, GA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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
45 helpful votes 45 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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