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“the river”(225 reviews)
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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.
Cuenca, Ecuador
+593 99 221 0921
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved taking walks along the river in the morning. Shady areas and nice sidewalks with great views.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sojourner19552014
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you have had enough of the delights of Cuenca, this river is ideally placed for a relaxing break (especially from the traffic). It is next to the 'old town' and only a few minutes walk away from the central plaza. The river is fast...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not far from the town centre this is a pleasant stretch of the river with good paths along the bank, places to sit and bars and restaurants in the area. Safe area for walking and relaxing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend walking along the river. Nice break from the city. There are bars and restaurants along the way and a museum that I would recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susie5of9
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Just such a beautiful and relaxing place. I took a book and found a nice place and just sat down and enjoyed listening to the river.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sean C
Reviewed 8 December 2018

You can have a nice walk along the river, it is very well organized with walking and cycle paths and very safe

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jacques g
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

This lovely river runs parallel to Calle Larga and is beautiful with it’s grassy banks and plenty of spaces to sit and watch or just listen to the water! If you have an hour or so when you’re in Cuenca it is certainly worth a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Havana15
Reviewed 29 November 2018

I've never seen this river full of rubbish or pollution. Always clean and flowing, with the water looking like rapids when there's been a lot of rain the day before---it's quite impressive. What's also impressive are the well-kempt river banks which many people sit alongside...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jcsteadman
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I live here and walk along the river almost every day. It is peaceful and beautiful, and important anchor in this city (along with the other rivers of Cuenca).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HopShallen
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This is a great walking area away from all the traffic and smog and is very peaceful. It also has some very nice houses & condominiums on both sides. It is one of the better areas of Cuenca and also runs along Gringo.

Date of experience: September 2018
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13 January 2015|
Response from WNLight |
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