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Located on the right bank of the Tumbes river, the origin of this city – of climate and warm beaches – is linked to a legend that attributes its foundation to Quitombe, son of the cacique Tumbi. Warm and noisy, Tumbes is today an active commercial city and is also the pass to the Woods of Tumbes and starting point to the beaches of Punta Sal, one of its main tourist attractions.

Take a look at Tumbes

Pizarro Port

10 km north of Tumbes. It is one of the starting points to visit the estuaries and mangrove forests, famous for their landscapes and faubas. Guided tours by boat.

Main Square

Visit the Main Square, where the 'Encounter of two worlds' stands out, a mosaic that adorns the acoustic shell located at one end of the square.

Jerusalén Walk

Pedestrian path with monuments that portray the life of Jesus Christ. The most emblematic is 15m high and represents the Ascession.

Punta Sal

It is for many the best area of beaches in Peru: clean and warm sea of great ichthyological richness. Sun all year. Located 81 km south of Tumbes.


Its lighthouse, the boardwalk and its sandy beach are famous. It has ideal beaches for surfing. The sea is calm, with rocky areas in its depths and great variety of fishing.

Aguas Verdes

At the frontier, is the point of commercial exchange between Peru and Ecuador. The axis of the town is the International Bridge over the Zarumilla River, through where people crosses to the Ecuadorian city of Huaquillas.

Cebiche of black shells

Black shells cut into squares, cooked in lemon juice and seasoned with chili, salt and onion sauce.


Liquor mix of coconut water and brandy.


Dessert made from dry coconut, cornstarch, cow's milk and sugar.

Data you should know if you travel

  • Weather

    Sunny throughout the year, with a maximum temperature of 32ºC and a minimum temperature of 21ºC

  • Best season

    Hot and sunny from March to December. Slightly cloudy January and February.

  • How to get?

    Land Route, Panamericana Highway North route Lima- Tumbes 1259 Km. Airway, there are regular flights from Lima.