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Wonderful Walk along the TomeBamba

It is hard to believe that river is in the middle of a city! You can walk down either side of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CappadociaJohn
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Merrtt Island, Florida
Pleasant for strolling

A great place for a stroll, a jog, or a run while visiting Cuenca. Many picturesque buildings line... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dkavan11
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Annapolis, Maryland
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to believe that river is in the middle of a city! You can walk down either side of the river and enjoy the river. Plenty of place to pictures or stop and have something to drink. Very relaxing.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a stroll, a jog, or a run while visiting Cuenca. Many picturesque buildings line the river

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

We enjoyed the rivers on out bike tour, Wish I had time to go fishing for trout. spend some time there!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Well worthy of a wander down the steps from the old town to see the fast flowing waters of this murky water bubbling over a rocky stream bed. The walk back up the steps reminds you that there is less oxygen in the air at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful river in the heart of Cuenca. It's an easy walk down to the river from Calderon Park. Many shops, restaurants, and bars nearby.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank thebendz
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful river walk on either side either near Hyuana Capac or west of Las Americas then there are three more rivers to see in Cuenca all with tumbling waters. Glorious!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KayKells
Reviewed March 22, 2019

The Rio is just across the street where we are staying. You can walk a long ways and here the fast flowing water. There are mostly pretty good pathways on both sides. One spot has an exercise rotation of machines to use for free. Early...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

The walk along the Tomebamba river is a real treat. Nice walkway, sheltering trees, wall murals and cafes accessible by stairways. You can see women doing their laundry and children playing nearby. People riding bikes and enjoying their music. It's a great 'slice of life'...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

The mowed, grassy front is long enough that you'll be sure to be able to find a place with relative privacy, even when it's busy with young lovers canoodling along the banks. A peaceful, fairly fast-flowing River, just the perfect place to chill.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

The word “Cuenca” means “watershed” which is appropriate as four rivers run through it. The Tomebamba, aka Julian Matadero, is deceptively gentle stream that traces the border between the historic and new districts of the city. School children play along its banks. Blissful unsuspecting lovers...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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WNLight
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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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