Tumbes located in northern Peru. Due to the region’s location near the Equatorial line, it has a warm climate, with beaches that are considered among the finest in Peru. Despite its small area, this region has been privileged with a great variety of ecosystems. More than 30% of the territory has been declared natural protected areas.
Cerros de Amotape National Park (91,300 hectares) is located on the Tumbes-Piura border and gathers a great biological diversity. The wildlife is especially assorted with species like the Andean condor, the little spotted cat, the red deer, the peccary, the northern anteater, the spectacled bear, the gray deer, and the Guayaquil squirrel.
The Mangrove Sanctuary of Tumbes that is composed of extensive aquatic forests that create a one of a kind environment between the river and the sea is home to black hawks, egrets, and other birds.
Its closeness to the Equator makes the beaches of Tumbes ideal places for surfing, diving, underwater fishing or simply for the people searching for fun and sun in summer. Punta Sal beach is considered one of the finest on the Peruvian coast because of its pure white sands, rich marine life, sun and warm weather all year long, and a sea ideal for water sports. The Zorritos cove is famous for its peaceful water and wide variety of fish. Not far from Zorritos lies the Bocapan beach, where visitors can swim in Hervideros, natural hot springs bubbling with iodized salts.
To the north of Tumbes, you come across Puerto Pizarro, well known for its islands and for its American crocodile farms, a species unique to Peru and one in danger of being extinct.
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