It is located on the coast, in the north-west of Peru; it shares a border with Ecuador and consists of large plains, gentle hills, mountainous escarpments and other ecosystems.
Tumbes has a beautiful coastline that consists of a variety of ecosystems, such as estuaries and mangrove swamps, the Pacific tropical rainforest (Tumbes National Reserve) and the dry, equatorial forest (Amotape Hills National Park).
The main attractions in Tumbes are:
Puerto Pizarro Beach and Mangroves
The Puerto Pizarro fishermen’s cove is the point of departure for visiting the mangroves, an ecosystem made up of navigable estuaries or channels which are part of the Tumbes River delta and which can reach depths of up to six meters, with islands created by the accumulation of sediment and soil. It is recommended to plan the visit between May and December.
Punta Sal Beach
It is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches on the north coast of Peru. It has warm and calm waters, with an average temperature of 24°C.
It is a beach with white, fine sand and permanent surf. It has warm waters with an average temperature of 26°C (79°F). It is ideal for motor-boating, surfing and fishing.