Parque El Paraiso
This is the biggest park in Cuenca. There are some really neat walking trails by the river and secluded green spaces for bringing your picnic lunch and enjoying the scenery with your family. Part of the walking trial in the woods is on a home made wooden bridge and the river extends all the way through the park. There is a pond or small lake with ducks and paddle boats for renting. Also there are bike trails if you want to bring your bike. Lots of green space for playing ball and other sports and several different playground areas for the little ones. The scenery in this park is really nice and the grass is thick and green. Enjoy the video–we’ll most definitely go back to this park again.
On a typical day at Parque Paraiso you will see people walking their dogs, having pick-nicks, playing soccer, running the track, walking along the river, kids enjoying the playground equipment (no age limit like at Parque de la Madre) and the little race track, people selling cotton candy or bubbles for the kids.
The park is at the end of Avenida 10 de Agosto where the Tomebama and Yanuncay rivers meet. All the cab drivers know where the park is, so no worries about giving them directions.