Rio Tomebamba
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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scottchamberlin
Seattle, WA70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
There are walking paths along both sides of the river for most of its length through the city. The water appears clean with only occasional bits of cloth or plastic, far less than what would normally be seen in an urban setting.
Written 8 February 2023
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Richard M
Phoenix, AZ453 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
If you travel around the city at all, you will cross this narrow but fast-flowing river. It is worth the time to walk on a bridge, gaze at the flow, take a picture and then go where you are going.
Written 12 April 2022
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Nicki E
Illinois534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We were lucky that our first hotel (Selina Cuenca) was right next to this charming river walk, otherwise I might've missed it. It's nothing spectacular, really, but makes for a peaceful getaway from the busy city and has many interesting sites along the way. When we weren't strolling alongside it, we enjoyed looking down on it from our hotel terrace or from our sidewalk table at the cute pizza place (Pizzo Tr3s) or our balcony table at Central Perk.
Written 11 October 2021
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Cheryl G
148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Wonderful to stroll along the Tomebamba and view the flora, fauna and beautiful buildings along the river.
Written 28 September 2021
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Darren J
Ottawa, Canada80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 4 April 2020
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Susan S
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 6 March 2020
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Bob and Penny C
Cranbrook, Canada76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 25 February 2020
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PDWood79
Ashford, UK209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 17 February 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,443 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 14 February 2020
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 26 January 2020
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