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Tumbes is a department located in northwestern Peru, Lima 1254 km, bordering with Ecuador to the north and east, south Piura and the Pacific Ocean in the west. It has a semi tropical climate very mild, with an average temperature of 24 degrees and sunny for most of the year.

It was an inhabited area long before the realization of the Inca empire by persons engaged in commerce to hunting and agriculture. At present, the main attractions of this city are its beautiful beaches, forests and mangroves.

Several places can be visited on a tour of the city

Puerto Pizarro is a beach located 13 kilometers from Tumbes, you can do water sports, water rides and fishing.

Tumbes Mangrove vegetation that grows in a circle between land and sea, is a natural beauty with labyrinths and wetlands.

The Island of Love is located in front of Puerto Pizarro and it is called this way because many couples spend their honeymoon there.

Zorritos  is an attractive beach with marine wealth as bass, flounder, croaker and places like the lighthouse and boardwalk.

The typical dishes of this area of Peru are based on fish and seafood, seasoned with lemon, onion and garlic. The most traditional dishes that tourist should taste are the crab and shrimp cocktail, ceviche of fish, prawns and conchas negras, among others.

There are several special celebrations throughout all  the year On January 7 is the anniversary of Tumbes, performed serenades and fireworks are prepared. From 1 to 20 February the Carnival. On 28 and 29 June, the feast of San Pedro and San Pablo conducted by the fishermen. Between 21 and 27 September is the tourist week of Tumbes, with the participation of companies in the industry and municipal officials. On November 25, recalls the first creation of the province and the department of Tumbes.

As in other places of Peru, Hostelling International is present with its hostels for backpackers to stay in a complex with all services at prices well off and meet new friends from other countries.

La Casa del Grillo
Address: Av. Los Pinos - 563, Panamericana Norte Km 1236.5 Los Zorritos - Tumbes - Perú
Phone: (51-72) 794 830
E-mail: casagrillo@yahoo.es / hostel3puntas@hotmail.com

La Posada de Máncora
Address: Barrio Industrial N·100, Máncora.
Phone: (51-72) 858 328 / Cel: 99-658-8909
E-mail: hlaposada@hotmail.com