Rio Tomebamba

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Rio Tomebamba
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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.
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Darren J
Ottawa, Canada70 contributions
One Of Cuenca’s Scenic River Walks
Feb 2020 • Solo
A favourite spot for a quiet walk right in the middle of the city. The river also provides a fantastic view for the mix of hotels, hostels and restaurants that overlook it.
Written April 4, 2020
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Susan S
22 contributions
Old man river
Mar 2020 • Couples
We are staying two blocks from the Rio! Every time I pass by or walk alongside this beautiful river it takes my breath away. Cuenca has four rivers and they all have their own piece of wonder but the Tombien has a special charm for the city.
Written March 6, 2020
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Bob and Penny C
Cranbrook, Canada77 contributions
Strolling My Life Away.
Feb 2020
You can't believe how relaxing walking along the Rio Tomebamba can be. All the pathways are hard surfaced and the running water is so soothing. Walk down one side of the river and back along the other side. Miles and miles of peaceful meditation.
Written February 25, 2020
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PDWood79
Ashford, UK170 contributions
The rivers (rios) in Cuenca are fab.
Feb 2020
The people of Ecuador love there parks. So it is no surprise that the rivers in Cuenca are very park-like and beautiful. Great places to stroll or jog with scenic beauty all along the river way. We enjoyed more than a couple of walks along the river. They are also located in such a way that if you need a taxi they are easy to flag down. Clean beautiful and safe is how I would describe my rive walk.
Written February 17, 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,604 contributions
An asset and a menace
Feb 2020
Rio Tomebamba is a wild river flowing from the high Andes at Las Cajas all the way to the Amazon. There usually is a strong current even if water levels are not high. The city authorities have successfully converted the river banks, within the city limits, into a park. On the North side there is a trail for pedestrians from west to east and vice versa. Part of the way there is a lane for bicycles. Great for walking and cycling.

In 1950 the river flooded part of the city and in case of heavy rains the river still poses a risk for those living on its banks.
Written February 14, 2020
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,340 contributions
Nice Safe Walk
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a nice walking path along a raucous river that was flowing high the day we visited. There is a police presence on bicycles that made us feel safe. A good way to get over the frenetic activity of the city.
Written January 26, 2020
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Dorito50
Washington DC, DC129 contributions
Walk It to the Confluence
Dec 2019
In visiting Cuenca for several weeks two winters in a row, we have always found the Rio Tombebamba magnetic and magnificent as it tumbles its way from one end of the city to the other, a natural attraction not to be missed.

Today, we followed the riverside trail farther than usual, to the Tombebamba's confluence with the Rio Yanuncay at the easternmost tip of the aptly named Parque El Paraiso - Paradise Park. On a Sunday afternoon, the park was filled with families strolling, lolling, picknicking, paddling boats and simply soaking in the serenity and natural beauty of not one but two rivers.

The visit is well worth the stroll (or a bus or taxi ride) from the center, whether for an hour or an entire day.
Written December 29, 2019
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wayne y
Antigua, Guatemala43 contributions
The Market
Dec 2019 • Solo
A great place to experience local life, purchase veggies, fruit, meat. Very enjoyable eating with the locals upstairs. Love the encebollados
Written December 17, 2019
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Leo
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Walking Along the Rio Tomebamba
Nov 2019
Recently I stayed in a hostel in Cuenca which hung on a cliff above the Rio Tomebamba. It is a lovely tumbling river, which has walking paths along each side of it. I was told that Barn Owls fly over it at night, although I did not witness this. During the Independence Day celebrations a few weeks ago, artisanal stalls lined each side and live music was performed near bridges. It was a wonderful experience. If you are in Cuenca and would like a peaceful interlude, I would highly recommend walking along its banks.
Written November 23, 2019
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Khamkeo
Sasebo, Japan191 contributions
This Green Space is one of the most special things...
Nov 2019
Having a beautiful river of clean mountain water running through the middle of a city totally changes the vibe. The green spaces and parks just add to the Shangri-la quality of Cuenca.
Written November 21, 2019
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