Let’s Explore a unique setting in South America; Tena, a Rainforest City in the Amazon of Ecuador
Let me invite you to dive into Tena, a unique location nestled right below the Foothills in the Western Amazon Basin in Ecuador. San Juan de Los Dos Rios de Tena is a classic Rainforest City in the Neotropics surrounded by dense evergreen forest.
Nowadays, Tena is the capital of the Napo Province in the Oriente region in Ecuador, Tena, a Rainforest City also is known as the “Capital of the Orchid, Guayusa, and Cinnamon” or “Capital of the Cinnamon Country”.
Tena is among the first cities to be funded by the Spanish Crown in the New World during the early days of discoveries, that kept bringing waves of explorers, scientist travelers, and curious-minded.
There is a possibility on which Tena was founded by Capitán Gil Ramírez Dávalos on November 15, 1.560. No official documentation is known for this important historical event.
Nature and Wildlife Outdoors Activities
Tena is a Nature and Wildlife Outdoors Destination the Rainforest in Ecuador
- Wildlife Photography
- Nature Hikes
Things to do in Tena, Ecuador
Tena has many things to do, check the ones below.
- Beach Waterfalls
- Indigenous Communities
Tena in the Map of Ecuador
How to Travel to Tena in the Rainforest in Ecuador
To get to Tena is an easy drive from the Andes; from Quito, it takes 3 hours straight from Quito.
During the ride, you can enjoy the Eastern Andes, a steady drop from 4.500 mts asl at Papallacta Pass to 460 mts in Tena.
You will pass by rushing rivers and waterfalls covered in dense cloudforest and foothills.
- Casa del Suizo
Tena Popular Destinations
The Weather in Tena, Rainforest Ecuador
The weather in Tena was very reliable overlapping from the dry and rainy season until recent years. Climate Change is beating hard on local wildlife.