San Juan de los Dos Ríos de Tena, also known as the Capital of Cinnamon and Yasunusa or simply Tena, is the capital of the Napo province in Ecuador. Located at the convergence of the Tena and Napo rivers, southeast of Quito. Tena is known for its wonderful landscapes, for being one of the best places in Ecuador to go rafting or kayaking, and for its delicious cuisine.

The city of Tena, located in the Amazon region of Ecuador, has a rainy tropical climate that that has the highest rainfall from April to June, with June being the month with the most rain on average and February the driest. The average temperature is 23°C, with a low of 18°C and a high of 36°C. The warmest months are September and October.

How to get to Tena, Ecuador?

  • From Quito: The city of Tena is 190 km away and takes about 3 to 4 hours to get there. You can take a bus to Tena from Quito at Quitumbe land terminal
  • From Guayaquil: Guayaquil de Tena is 430 km away and the trip takes between 7 to 8 hours. You can take a bus at the Terminal Terrestre de Guayaquil. 

What adventurous sports can I do in Tena?

The most popular extreme sports or activities in Tena are hiking in the jungle, rafting, kayaking, tubing, canyoning and trekking. All these activities need to be done with a guide, of which there are many reputable tour operators in the city.

The 9 best things to do in Tena

Visit the Central Park of Tena 


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