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Rio Tomebamba

Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 99 221 0921
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (214 reviews)
“both sides” (25 reviews)
“beautiful walk” (14 reviews)
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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+593 99 221 0921
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"the river"
in 214 reviews
"both sides"
in 25 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 14 reviews
"four rivers"
in 17 reviews
"washing clothes"
in 8 reviews
"rushing water"
in 7 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 9 reviews
"walking path"
in 8 reviews
"green space"
in 5 reviews
"bike ride"
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"exercise equipment"
in 5 reviews
"north side"
in 7 reviews
"newer part"
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"historic district"
in 5 reviews
"sunny day"
in 7 reviews
"banks"
in 40 reviews
"laundry"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Cuenca and love walking along the Tomebamba riverwalk. As a Landscape Architect with over 30 years experience I am always amazed that Cuenca has done such an amazing job of creating river walks and linear parks throughout the city. These mixed-use pathways...More

Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rio Tomebamba splits the city into the old section or historic section where we stayed with the new section. It has a really nice walking path. We covered about 5 miles and not sure we did it all. Worth walking to if you're trying...More

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rivers of Cuenca provide the city a very special landscape. Tomebamba is the one that divides the historical center from the modern area and is also crossing in front of Cuenca University. It is a delight to walk through a small path at its...More

Thank DianaUIO
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Really nice walk far from noisy and polluted streets. A good way to appreciate the local architecture. I only wish I saw less graffiti marks.

Thank Juan Diego V
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

The walk on both sides of the river, actually it looks more like a very fast moving stream than a river, was a reprieve from the diesel fumes of the city buses in town. The wife and I enjoyed walking up and down both sides...More

Thank Joeipad25
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

It is a peaceful walk. Quiet and undisturbed. Around Christmas it is lit up with lights. The locals will tell you do not walk alone. Risk of getting rob exists all over Cuenca. As a man who does not carry much but a few bucks...More

Thank fisherdvm
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

This river is the landmark to which I organize my knowledge of walking around Cuenca. Visit the panama hat museum for a good view of it. Seems like a safe trail to walk along, nice break from the diesel air pollution!

Thank Savannah N
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

The river is beautiful and relaxing. Their is a dirt/gravel walkway on both sides. There is a park like strip of land on both sides to make this a very enjoyable walk.

Thank Jonnie S
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Easy to enjoy in the morning before the clock-like precision of afternoon rain showers. We were advised the far ends are not safe after dark Tip: Don't expect to understand the hanging houses premise, they're set way back.

Thank Anonymous855
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Tomebamba is the largest of the four rivers in Cuenca. Many times you can see locals doing the laundry here. Trails run along most of it. Rushing water year round, can get close to top of banks in rainy season. Great views along cliffs of...More

Thank R Douglas C
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WNLight
January 13, 2015|
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I don't understand what you mean by "Open". It's a white-water river and in the city it's a park. I live along the river, and my dog walks it every day. Quite nice. It is lighted at night, and patrolled by the park... More
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