Tena is famous for its rainforest and the rivers surrounding the city. The jungle is very impressive and there is no shortage of guides for those who long for adventure and a peek at the exotic flora and fauna contained within. Moreover, Tena has reached near legendary status with whitewater enthusiasts and boasts the best rafting and kayaking in Ecuador, and some say, the world.
Once an important colonial trading post in the Amazon, Tena is now the commercial center and capital of the Napo Province with a population of 19,000. The city lies 5 hours southeast of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, and is surrounded by rainforest. The city is divided into two halves by the rivers Tena and Pano and connected by two bridges, one for pedestrians and one for automobiles. There are several sand and pebble beaches, as well as a number of plazas and parks for recreation.
Places to stay in TenaHostels: Yes
Mid-range Hotels: Yes
High-range Hotels: No
Places to eat in TenaTena is a small town with all the basic places to eat. Try some of the places near the river for some of the best local food. The fish is usually fresh. Otherwise you can find food stands nearby the busterminal as well.
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