Beaches and mangroves
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). Tumbes is the perfect setting for aquatic sports or simply relaxing. The white sands of Punta Sal, the serene tranquility of Caleta Grau and La Cruz, Zorritos Beach, the American crocodile breeding center in Puerto Pizarro and the famous “ceviche de conchas negras” (a seafood dish with clams) are all part of the identity of a people who live close to the ocean.
Location: 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.
Size: 4,669 km2 (1,803 sq. miles).