Parque Tena


Part astro-turfed, part grassed, and with multiple leisure facilities from running tracks to playgrounds, Parque Tena has replaced the old airstrip and has brightened up the north of the city center significantly.

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Nearby Tena attractions

1. Cathedral

0.34 MILES

Tena's cathedral sits modestly on the main plaza on the west side of the Río Tena.

2. Parque Amazónico La Isla

0.55 MILES

If you take the snazzy footbridge partway across the river to this 27-hectare island, prepare to be disappointed. What began as a beautifully developed…

3. Cascada Las Latas

6.54 MILES

Misahuallí’s most enjoyable sight is some way outside the town, but it’s well worth spending a few hours to do the return riverside walk, which takes you…

4. Cuevas de Jumandí

7.87 MILES

About 4km north of Archidona, you’ll find Cuevas de Jumandí. This cave system, the best known in the area, has three main branches that remain partly…

5. Sinchi Warmi

11.48 MILES

Founded, built and run by a group of Kichwa women, this community center introduces visitors to their culture through activities such as jungle walks,…

6. Comunidad Shiripuno

11.62 MILES

A couple of kilometers downriver from town is this Shiripuno community, most often visited on tours with Teorumi tour agency. The community tourism…

7. El Arca Rescue Center

12.62 MILES

Outside of Cotundo, the El Arca Rescue Center houses a myriad of rehabilitated animals in well-kept cages. Walk with a guide on the winding pathway to see…

8. Reserva Biológica Jatun Sacha

14.98 MILES

This 25-sq-km biological station and rainforest reserve is located on the south shore of the Río Napo, 23km east of Puerto Napo. It is run by Fundación…