Welcome to Cotundo & Archidona
While Tena is by no means a metropolis, its outlying towns of Cotundo and Archidona offer more of a relaxed, small-town Amazonía pace. If you're not in the area for a dose of foreigner-friendly white-water adventure, these little towns make great bases for exploring the other local attractions without the distractions of bigger-city rattle and hum.
Situated 7km south of Cotundo, Archidona, originally a mission founded in 1560, is a village of sleepy pastel facades, with a zebra-striped church poking up out of a manicured plaza. Sundays are market days.